• 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.


  • Teepookana

    Teepookana is a replica of a traditional Tasmanian Piners' Punt. These punts were used by timber harvesters to carry goods…

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  • Piners’ Punt Gordon

    Gordon was a donation to the Wooden Boat Guild from Launceston in February, 2010. The measurements are: Length: 15'1" (4.6m)…

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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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Activities scheduled for the next month

February 2023

Monday 20th February

7:30 pm – 9:00 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, curries provided in winter for a nominal donation.

Recurs monthly

March 2023

Saturday 4th March 8:00 am – Sunday 5th March 3:30 pm

Glen Derwent Bonnets Festival

Glen Derwent Festival of Bonnets in New Norfolk 12-13 of November 2022, members Liz and Rob Virtue have invited the Guild to be part of their 2022 Festival of Bonnets, a memorial for the crew and convicts (mainly female and children) aboard Neva wrecked on 13 May 1835 Neva hit a reef northwest of King Island. We need to start planning this event. Do we have some one to be the Trip Leader please? The Guild has been invited to have

a. small and model boats on the lake at the rear of Glen Derwent,

b. wooden boat display on the lawns,

c. a merchandise stall

d. run a Sausage Sizzle Bar B Q., Liz can provide 2 Bar B Q’s for this.

Members can book a room of a caravan/camper site. Phone Liz Virtue on 0427 480 057