Welcome to the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania
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
'Tamar' class dinghies were common in Tasmania in the mid 20th century. In 1947 the Tamar Yacht Club (TYC) established…Read more
Huon Pine is a special and fast-disappearing Tasmanian timber. Piners' punts are a unique and fast-disappearing Tasmanian style of small…Read more
Teepookana is a replica of a traditional Tasmanian Piners' Punt. These punts were used by timber harvesters to carry goods…Read more
Activities scheduled for the next month
Monday 20th June
- 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual General Meeting
All members invited. We meet at the Montrose Bay Yacht Club until further notice, due to COVID room restrictions. Enjoy a shared meal beforehand at 6:30pm, BYO BBQ in summer, curries provided in winter for a nominal donation.
Saturday 25th June
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Boating Day: New Norfolk
This replaces the previously advised Craibourne Dam day, based on the trip leader’s advice following his visit to the dam, which has no facilities.
The activity will be at New Norfolk, including a planned visit to Glen Derwent for afternoon tea, to be on the Saturday as the Bunnings BBQ is on the Sunday at which we normally hold these events. More details will appear in a forthcoming Sema4.