• 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

  • Damar

    'Tamar' class dinghies were common in Tasmania in the mid 20th century. In 1947 the Tamar Yacht Club (TYC) established…

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  • Piners’ Punt Gordon

    Piners' Punt Gordon Gordon was a donation to the Wooden Boat Guild from Launceston in February, 2010. The measurements are:…

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  • 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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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Visit to Wilsons Boat Yard near Cygnet

    28th March 2019 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 am

    We've been invited to observe the lofting for a Maine type Lobster Boat at the Wilson yard by boat builder Terry Lean.

    Meet at the Cottages Battery Point for car pooling by 9.30am. Wilson's boat shed 11.00am. Lunch at an eatery in Cygnet.

    Rob

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    28th March 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    4th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    11th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

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  • Autumn Festival New Norfolk

    14th April 2019
    Derwent River New Norfolk

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  • General meeting

    15th April 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    BBQ or curry at 18:30
    General meeting at 19:30

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  • Committee meeting

    15th April 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    18th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    25th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

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