• 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.


  • 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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  • 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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  • Cornelia

    Cornelia Rescue Pt1 As most members are aware the Guild has accepted a net-boat called Cornelia as a Guild boat.…

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Activities scheduled for the next month

May 2024

Sunday 26th May

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Road Tour to Huonville and Franklin

Starting at 10 a.m. we will visit Dave Golding’s shed at 32 Golf Club Road, Huonville, where amongst other things we will see Matt Morris’s new strip-planked cruising yacht, the historic 1930 Battery Point-built yacht Ninie currently for sale, and Casilda’s mast. Moving from there a little before 11 a.m. we move to The Black Shed at 2919 Huon Highway, just downstream of the Southbridge Waste Transfer Station, where we will view progress on Anthony Croome’s yacht that we last saw about two years ago. After that we will proceed to Franklin for a tour ($12/head for those interested) of the Wooden Boat Centre followed by a BBQ and hopefully a visit to the Living Boat Trust. See maps in Sema4 276.

June 2024

Monday 17th June

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Committee Meeting at Mariners' Cottages, Battery Point.

Committee Meeting at Mariners’ Cottages, Battery Point.

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
General Meeting

General Meeting at 10th Derwent Scout Hall, Sandy Bay, Preceded by $10/head curry dinner starting at 6.30 pm.

Sunday 23rd June

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Derwent River above New Norfolk

23 June 2024 Derwent River above New Norfolk, more details to follow. Mat Conboy trip leader