• 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…

    Read more
  • 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)…

    Read more
  • Terra Linna history

    Terra Linna, the oldest surviving yacht built in Tasmania, was built at Sandy Bay in 1880-81 by her first owners…

    Read more

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

July 2021

Thursday 22nd July

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Sunday 25th July

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Excursion to Franklin & Environs

This will be a land based event lead by Brian Marriott. We will stay on the western side of the Huon River.

Thursday 29th July

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

August 2021

Thursday 5th August

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Thursday 12th August

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Monday 16th August

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
WBGT Committee Meeting (MBYC)
Recurs monthly
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WBGT General Meeting (MBYC)
Recurs monthly

Thursday 19th August

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly