• 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.


  • 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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  • Piners’ Punts

    Huon Pine is a special and fast-disappearing Tasmanian timber. Piners' punts are a unique and fast-disappearing Tasmanian style of small…

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  • 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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Activities scheduled for the next month

June 2022

Monday 20th June

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual General Meeting

All members invited. We meet at the Montrose Bay Yacht Club until further notice, due to COVID room restrictions. Enjoy a shared meal beforehand at 6:30pm, BYO BBQ in summer, curries provided in winter for a nominal donation.

Saturday 25th June

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Boating Day: New Norfolk

This replaces the previously advised Craibourne Dam day, based on the trip leader’s advice following his visit to the dam, which has no facilities.

The activity will be at New Norfolk, including a planned visit to Glen Derwent for afternoon tea, to be on the Saturday as the Bunnings BBQ is on the Sunday at which we normally hold these events. More details will appear in a forthcoming Sema4.