• 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

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

    Read more
  • Terra Linna history

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

    Read more
  • Piners’ Punt Gordon

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

    Read more

SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    20th September 2018 @ 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.

    See more details

  • Big Boat Day upper Channel area

    23rd September 2018
    upper Channel area

    A Big Boat Day on Sunday the 23rd of September dependent on both weather and members RSVP responses received by 12noon Friday 21st September 2018.
    Shipright will depart Prince of Wales Bay at 0800 hrs and then motor to rendezvous in the Kettering vicinity at approximately 1130 hrs. Amodet will depart Kettering at approximately 1130 hrs. Other Big Boats are most welcome.
    The day will be a BYO event, so all food and drinks will need to be BYO to each boat on boarding. Both boats will have a Bar B Q aboard, so lunch could be aboard the boats in any cove or bay in the channel.
    If possible we will alight at the Quarantine Station wharf in Quarantine Bay and members will then walk to the Quarantine Station. It is up a hill but not a long distance to walk but please wear appropriate walking shoes.
    If this is not possible we will just motor around the Channel until approximately 1500 hrs. when we will return to Kettering and PoW Bay.
    Members wanting to take part will need to contact Peter Higgs (0419803317, peter.higgs1@bigpond.com ) for boarding in PoW Bay Marina.
    Or Andrew Perkins (0419375500, andrew.perkins@apcoengineering.com) for boarding in Kettering, possibly the public wharf TBC when advising their RSVP by 1200 hrs on Friday 21st of September.
    Peter Higgs Trip Leader, in collaboration with Andrew Perkins.

    See more details

  • Website subcommittee meeting

    24th September 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    27th September 2018 @ 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.

    See more details

  • Skeg submissions

    1st October 2018

    Trip leaders reports, commentary on events, new boat builds and renovations to Skeg editor Peter Higgs.

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    4th October 2018 @ 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.

    See more details

  • opening sailing season on the Derwent

    6th October 2018

    Details to be advised. This is not a Guild event but Guild members will be attending

    See more details

  • Boatshed Christmas

    6th October 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Village Barn Triabunna

    Spring Bay Community Boat Shed Christmas luncheon. $40 for 3 course meal. bookings required. Contact David Gatenby on 0400 432 331

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    11th October 2018 @ 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.

    See more details

  • Committee meeting

    15th October 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

    See more details

  • October General meeting

    15th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Mariners Cottages Battery Point

    General meeting at 19:30, BYO food and drink from 18:30. Presentation to meeting to be advised.

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    18th October 2018 @ 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.

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    25th October 2018 @ 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.

    See more details

  • Clarence Seafarers festival

    28th October 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Boardwalk Kangaroo Bay Bellerive

    The Guild has applied to have a stall and presence at the Seafarers festival. Graeme Hunt and Graeme Broxam are trip leaders. Guild members are invited to offer new items for the raffle.
    On the day Guild members will be asked to assist in setting up, operating the stall and packing up. The festival along with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival are the two principal interaction places with the public and serves to promote wooden boats and Guild membership. The Guild proposes to have the Gordon at the festival to show the restoration work in progress.
    More details later.

    See more details

  • Website subcommittee meeting

    29th October 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    1st November 2018 @ 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.

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    8th November 2018 @ 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.

    See more details

  • President's Dinner

    13th November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Derwent Sailing Squadron, 23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005, Australia

    Numbers attending and menu preferences are required in early November. Please save the date

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    15th November 2018 @ 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.

    See more details