• 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

  • 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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  • 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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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Website subcommittee meeting

    26th February 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Terra Linna + Gordon

    1st March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    POW Bay marina

    Working on Piners Punt Gordon, with the possibility of a sail on Terra Linna

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  • Boat shed

    4th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Prince of Wales Bay, Hobart TAS, Australia

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  • Rhona H day cruise down the derwent

    18th March 2018 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

    $15 per person departing Elizabeth Pier Hobart at 10.30 am. All on board by 10.15am. Further details to follow.

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  • Committee meeting

    19th March 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • Website subcommittee meeting

    26th March 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Terra Linna + Gordon

    5th April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    POW Bay marina

    Working on Piners Punt Gordon, with the possibility of a sail on Terra Linna

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  • rowing/visits New Norfolk

    8th April 2018
    New Norfolk Autumn Festival

    Come to an Autumn New Norfolk, launch and row or motor from the down stream boat ramp and venture to the festival.

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  • Committee meeting

    16th April 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • Guild meeting

    16th April 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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