• 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

  • 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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  • 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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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

July 2020

Thursday 9th July

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.

Thursday 16th July

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.

Monday 20th July

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Committee meeting (online)
meeting of committee
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
General meeting
All face-to-face general meetings have been cancelled for the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic..
We would normally have had:
Special presentations from all willing Guild members on their boating activities over summer. A 5 minute slot is offered to all presenters. Bring stuff to show and tell. Please have anything for projection on USB. Boating activities includes excursions, repairs, new builds and renovations.

Thursday 23rd July

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.

Monday 27th July

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Website subcommittee meeting (online)

Thursday 30th July

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.

August 2020

Thursday 6th August

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.