The Traditional Boat Squadron of Australia Inc. will hold the next Canberra Classic Boatfest on the weekend of 20th to 22nd April 2018. The Boatfest is open to traditional boats, either original vessels or new builds, powered by oar, sail, steam, internal combustion or electric motor.

Our activities will again be located on Lake Burley Griffin, in and around Lotus Bay and the Canberra Yacht Club. As well as activities on the water, registrants can look forward to a welcome barbecue on Friday evening and a dinner on Saturday night.

Autumn in Canberra is a particularly attractive time, as the trees are a blaze of colour and the weather generally fine and mild. This will make viewing the scenery from the water a particularly pleasant experience.

Click the following links to download files:

Program summary

Program for registered participants

Registration form

Power boat permit application


More information will be added to this page as it becomes available. In the meantime you can review the good times that we had during the 2014 and 2016 boatfests!


Canberra Classic Boatfest is a participant in the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.