• 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.


  • 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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  • 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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  • Cornelia

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

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Activities scheduled for the next month

April 2024

Sunday 28th April

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Small Boat Day Triabunna

A day trip to Triabunna from One Tree Point with small boats in Spring Bay, weather permitting, a visit to Spring Bay Community Boat Shed followed by lunch at the Fish Van. Trip Leader: David Edwards.

May 2024

Monday 20th May

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 at 10th Derwent Scout Hall, Sandy Bay

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

Sunday 26th May

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Small Boat Day New Norfolk

New Norfolk Cruise Launch at ramp south of New Norfolk and make your way to New Norfolk for BBQ lunch as per previous years. Further details to follow.