• 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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  • 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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  • 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

December 2023

Monday 11th December

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Franklin forest walk & BBQ at Living Boat Trust

Franklin forest walk BBQ at Living Boat Trust Franklin. Meet at 10am 11th of December. RSVP to David on 0477354087 to advise your attendance.

Sunday 17th December

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas BBQ

To be held at the Marieville Esplanade Scout Hall. Members are encouraged to bring their boats. This will require negotiations with the 10th Hobart Scouts before confirmation.