Sunday 19th February
Rathmines Memorial Park
11am to 3pm
Bring along your own picnic or buy a sausage sandwich
Historic 10ft Skiffs
Boatshed Open to the Public
Projects on view include:
St Ayles Skiff (22 foot four-person rowing boat) new build
Whiting Skiff 12 foot rowing boat new build
Delta Craft 19 foot lake cruiser restoration
Two historic 10 foot skiff restorations
Welcome to the Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association
Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association was formed in 2010 to take over the running of an annual Boatfest event that commenced in 1988 as "Heritage Afloat". Boatfest, from 2016, will run as a Boaties Picnic at Rathmines Park in association with Lakefest.
In 2013, the Association took out a lease on buildings at Rathmines and started the Lake Macquarie Classic Boatshed, a place where men and women gather to work on, restore and build timber boats.