• 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…

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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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  • 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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Activities scheduled for the next month

July 2022

Monday 18th July

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wooden Boat Guild 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.

Recurs monthly

Sunday 24th July

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Austin Ferry: Trip Leader David Kesson

Thursday 28th July

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
ICT Sub Committee