Exhibits

In our mooring field and tied to the wharf, the Festival grounds are surrounded by beautiful boats. Take a tour through the moorings on our Festival boat, or simply enjoy the atmosphere from the wharf.

Throughout the wharf and Festival grounds and in the tents you will find displays of boats and other nautical artifacts.

There will be many beautiful small craft to be seen, up close and touchable on the wharf during the festival...Cape Island style fishing boats, various style dories, kayaks, punts, skiffs and sea-going duck tubs, some still under construction with their builders standing by. Boatbuilders are known to be inclined to spin a salty yarn or two with any passers by who may wish to strike up a chat. Who knows? You may be inspired to build a boat yourself!

Some of the boats and items that will be on display include:

On The Land

Transom Boatworks
One of the Mahone Bay Classic Boat Festival sponsors and boatbuilder of record for the Festival. The owner, Ted Derivan, has recently done the refit of the Festival tender and has a solid reputation for building quality, seaworthy craft.
Web site: www.transomboatworks.com
Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association (NSBA)

The 2nd Annual Nova Scotia In-Water Boat Show (NSIWBS) will be held in conjunction with the MBCBF. The NSIWBS will feature boats built in Nova Scotia - in all types of hull materials, and of all different styles and designs. Visit our booth on the breakwater at the entrance to the NSIWBS for information on NSBA's Boat Builder Apprenticeship Program, and on our 45+ custom and semi-custom boatbuilders.
Web site: www.nsboats.com

On the Water

Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association (NSBA)

The 2nd Annual Nova Scotia In-Water Boat Show (NSIWBS) will be held in conjunction with the MBCBF. The NSIWBS will feature boats built in Nova Scotia - in all types of hull materials, and of all different styles and designs. Visit our booth on the breakwater at the entrance to the NSIWBS for information on NSBA's Boat Builder Apprenticeship Program, and on our 45+ custom and semi-custom boatbuilders.
Web site: www.nsboats.com

Nova Scotia Schooner Association (visiting schooners)

The Nova Scotia Schooner Association (NSSA) was founded on July 25, 1961 aboard the Schooner Adare in Hubbards Cove, Nova Scotia. The association was formed for owners of wooden schooners built in the Nova Scotia who are interested in preserving, maintaining and furthering interest in Nova Scotia Schooners of all types, as well as co-operating with the Maritime Museum of Canada.
Be sure to check out our visiting schooners: TBA
Web site: www.nsschooner.ca