• 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.


  • Terra Linna

    Terra Linna circa 1880 Terra Linna, the oldest surviving yacht built in Tasmania, was restored by the Wooden Boat Guild…

    Read more
  • Cornelia

    Cornelia Rescue Pt1 As most members are aware the Guild has accepted a net-boat called Cornelia as a Guild boat.…

    Read more
  • Clark Punt

    The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc. has not ever been fortunate enough to have a property where it can…

    Read more


Activities scheduled for the next month

June 2024

Monday 17th June

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Committee Meeting at Mariners' Cottages, Battery Point.

Committee Meeting at Mariners’ Cottages, Battery Point.

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
General Meeting

General Meeting at 10th Derwent Scout Hall, Sandy Bay, Preceded by $10/head curry dinner starting at 6.30 pm.

Sunday 23rd June

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Derwent River above New Norfolk


DEPART: Millbrook Rise Boat Ramp 10 a.m.

DESTINATION: New Norfolk Esplanade BBQ Area 12 noon (approx. 2.6NM return)

DETAILS: Be ready to depart the ramp at 10 a.m. sharp. Row, sail, scull, motor, pedal or paddle your way upstream to the New Norfolk floating pontoon next to the Esplanade. The members will utilise the public BBQ’s to cook up their own snags and patties, then enjoy a chat and giggle before heading back downstream to Millbrook after lunch.

For the more adventurous; there is a hidden creek (Lauchlan River) on the west side about 500 meters north of the ramp that smaller craft may want to explore.

NOTE: This is a self catered event, so please bring your own food with intention of using the public BBQ’s in New Norfolk. There are toilets here also.

TRIP LEADER: Mat Conboy 0449281050 (please register your attendance so we don’t leave without you, and also in case adverse weather forces us to cancel or reschedule the event).

*As always, ensure your craft is at MAST standard and you practice safe and proper care both when launching and at sea.