• 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

  • 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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  • 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’ Punts

    Huon Pine is a special and fast-disappearing Tasmanian timber. Piners' punts are a unique and fast-disappearing Tasmanian style of small…

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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Committee meeting

    21st October 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • General meeting

    21st October 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    General meeting, presenter to be announced.
    It is now summer time so BYO food and drink for BBQ from 6.30pm

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    24th October 2019 @ 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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  • Clarence Seafarers Festival

    27th October 2019
    Boardwalk fronting Kangaroo Bay Bellerive

    The Guild once again will be having a stall at the festival. Guild goodies and raffle plus the opportunity to promote the Guild.
    It is planned to have an official launch of the Gordon at the festival. There is the potential to come by boat with small boats launched at Rosny and rowed across. An opportunity to get all the Piners Punts on the water!
    Trip leader Graeme Broxam. Further details tba. Guild members are invited (required) to help with the stall. It can be a fund (fun also) day.

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  • Website subcommittee meeting

    28th October 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    31st October 2019 @ 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 President's Dinner

    6th November 2019
    RYCT Marieville Esp Sandy Bay

    The annual Guild dinner. A chance to get a bit dressy (no paining clothes or sou'westers). Trip leader Julie. At RYCT, all inclusive seating by round table format as per last year. Full bistro menu available (i.e. no alternate drops).
    Details to be advised, but save the date.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    7th November 2019 @ 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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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    14th November 2019 @ 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.

    See more details

  • Committee meeting

    18th November 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • General meeting

    18th November 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    General meeting, presenter to be announced

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