• 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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  • 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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  • 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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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    23rd May 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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  • Rowing Day Meadow Bank

    26th May 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Meadowbank Lake, Tasmania 7140, Australia

    Trip leader Andrew Perkins, details to be advised. Boating on an inland lake with BYO shorefront lunch!

    Hoping for a calm day with the sun appearing after the fog lifts!

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  • Website subcommittee meeting

    27th May 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    30th May 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

    6th June 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

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    13th June 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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  • Committee meeting

    17th June 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee, when any final things are settled prior to the AGM

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  • Guild AGM

    17th June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    The 2018-19 AGM. Reports on the financial year and election of office bearers for the next year.

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  • June General meeting

    17th June 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Presentation by Peter Higgs on Tasmanian Trading Ketches

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    20th June 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