• 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…

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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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.

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  • Committee meeting

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

    meeting of committee

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  • November general meeting

    19th November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Mariners Cottages Battery Point

    BYO food and drink for BBQ from 18:30. General meeting at 19:30. Guest presenter to be announced.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    22nd 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.

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  • Huon River cruise in company

    25th November 2018

    The plan is to depart Franklin at 10.30 am to row, paddle, steam or motor to Huonville for lunch at Huon Jet Boat Café and return to Franklin for a casual tea or coffee at the Living Boat Trust .

    Huon Jet will provide a BBQ lunch (including vegetarian option ) for $15 per head or choose from their Café menu or byo .

    Further details to be advised closer to the event.

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  • Website subcommittee meeting

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

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    29th 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.

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  • Skeg submissions

    1st December 2018

    Commit your interests in wooden boats and related matters to print. All submissions to Peter Higgs. Add your thoughts to the Guild's record of interests and activities.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    6th December 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.

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  • Guild Christmas BBQ

    9th December 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Mariners Cottages Battery Point

    BYO food and drink and enjoy the company of Guild members in our Christmas get together.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    13th December 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.

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