• 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

  • 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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  • 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

    Terra Linna circa 1880 Terra Linna, the oldest surviving yacht built in Tasmania, was restored by the Wooden Boat Guild…

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

March 2020

Monday 30th March

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

April 2020

Thursday 2nd April

9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Piners Punts build and restore
[CANCELLED]
We would normally be working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts, but we have had to cancel this until further notice due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
A notice will be given when we are clear to go ahead again.
At that stage, all will be welcome to attend and assist the project.

Thursday 9th April

9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Piners Punts build and restore
[CANCELLED]
We would normally be working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts, but we have had to cancel this until further notice due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
A notice will be given when we are clear to go ahead again.
At that stage, all will be welcome to attend and assist the project.

Thursday 16th April

9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Piners Punts build and restore
[CANCELLED]
We would normally be working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts, but we have had to cancel this until further notice due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
A notice will be given when we are clear to go ahead again.
At that stage, all will be welcome to attend and assist the project.

Monday 20th April

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 April

9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Piners Punts build and restore
[CANCELLED]
We would normally be working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts, but we have had to cancel this until further notice due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
A notice will be given when we are clear to go ahead again.
At that stage, all will be welcome to attend and assist the project.

Monday 27th April

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

Thursday 30th April

9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Piners Punts build and restore
[CANCELLED]
We would normally be working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts, but we have had to cancel this until further notice due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
A notice will be given when we are clear to go ahead again.
At that stage, all will be welcome to attend and assist the project.