• 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’ 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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  • 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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  • 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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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Piners Punts build and restore

    23rd January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts. 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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  • Website subcommittee meeting

    27th January 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Piners Punts build and restore

    30th January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts. 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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  • Piners Punts build and restore

    6th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

    See more details

  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally 2020

    7th February 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm
    Kettering

    Friday Kettering Yacht Club twilight race.
    Saturday and Sunday Wooden Boat Rally events

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  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally 2020

    7th February 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm
    Kettering

    Friday Kettering Yacht Club twilight race.
    Saturday and Sunday Wooden Boat Rally events

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  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally 2020

    7th February 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm
    Kettering

    Friday Kettering Yacht Club twilight race.
    Saturday and Sunday Wooden Boat Rally events

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  • Piners Punts build and restore

    13th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts. 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

    17th February 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • General meeting

    17th February 2020 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    General meeting, presenter to be announced

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  • Piners Punts build and restore

    20th February 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

    See more details