Vale Allan Fredrick Witt


26.4.1953 – 30.3.2021

Allan passed away peacefully just before Easter. His tough journey with prostate cancer is now over. Allan wanted to encourage all men to discuss their health with their GP and to encourage the women in their lives to support them to do this.

We held a Celebration of Allan’s Life at the Derwent Sailing Squadron in Sandy Bay on the 19th April. The venue is quite close to the beach where our Hobart rowers regularly push off on Saturday mornings.  The Hobart rowers ensured that Allan’s Celebration this was a special event. Sincere thanks from the family for their generous and thoughtful support. I think that Allan would have approved! Please contact Allans wife, Jackie Witt (details below) if you would like a link to the video recording that was made on the day.

Allan’s award-winning Stave Stools will continue to be produced by friend Peter Ingram-Jones. He can be contacted on 0488 420 002 or via email –

Allan leaves a rich legacy of fabulous boat and furniture designs, and manufacturing expertise. We need to find a buyer for the remainder of the business (or parts thereof) so please spread the word! Otherwise it will need to be wound up very soon.

Jackie Witt

0429 448 845