• 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

  • 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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  • 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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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Committee meeting

    18th November 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • General meeting

    18th November 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    General meeting, presenter to be announced

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    21st November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

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  • Huon River Cruise in Company

    24th November 2019
    Franklin to Huonville.

    Date and details to be confirmed. Trip leaders Andrew Perkins and Brian Marriott.

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  • Website subcommittee meeting

    25th November 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    28th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

    See more details

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    5th December 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

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  • Guild Christmas lunch BBQ

    8th December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Mariners cottages

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    12th December 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. A notice will be given if there is to be no work proposed.
    All welcome to attend and assist the project.

    See more details

  • Committee meeting

    16th December 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • General meeting

    16th December 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    General meeting, presenter to be announced

    See more details