• Using and preserving large and small wooden boats

  • Building and maintaining wooden boats

  • Preserving heritage boats and exploring modern construction

Hello there!

Welcome to the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania

Guild member waving from deck of wooden yacht

Using and supporting wooden boat heritage and craft in Tasmania.

The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Incorporated was formed in 1994 by a group wishing to keep and support wooden boat heritage and craft in Tasmania. Members of the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania see their role as being one of nurturing and educating in the art of wooden boat building and restoration. Tasmania is home to one of the world's finest boat building timbers, Huon Pine, so it's not surprising that it is also home to some of Australia's finest wooden boats. As well as being the destination for one of the world's premier off-shore yacht races, Hobart is also host to Australia's premier wooden boat festival.

SOME OF OUR FLEET AND PROJECTS

  • Terra Linna history

    Terra Linna, the oldest surviving yacht built in Tasmania, was built at Sandy Bay in 1880-81 by her first owners…

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  • Terra Linna

    Terra Linna circa 1880 Terra Linna, the oldest surviving yacht built in Tasmania, was restored by the Wooden Boat Guild…

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  • Clark Punt

    The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc. has not ever been fortunate enough to have a property where it can…

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

October 2022

Tuesday 11th October

8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Mid-week walk to Wielangta

Mid-week walk to Wielangta near to Orford the walk will take 2-hour return walk. Bring cut lunch hot or cold drink. Meeting place bottom of car park at K Mart close to main road traffic lights at 8.00-8.30. Drive to Buckland service station for stretch and coffee, should be back at K Mart by 4-4.30. Trip leader David Kesson.

Monday 17th October

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wooden Boat Guild general meeting

All members invited. We meet at the Battery Point Community Centre (52 Hampden Road, on the corner of Hampden Road and Francis Street.). Enjoy a shared meal beforehand at 6:30pm, BYO BBQ in summer Daylight Saving period, curries provided in winter for a nominal donation.

Sunday 23rd October

All Day
Shag Bay - Big Boat Day

This will possibly be changed with details being advised at the September General Meeting.