• 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

  • 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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  • Clark Punt

    The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc. has not ever been fortunate enough to have a property where it can…

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  • Piners’ Punt Gordon

    Gordon was a donation to the Wooden Boat Guild from Launceston in February, 2010. The measurements are: Length: 15'1" (4.6m)…

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

April 2021

Monday 19th April

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Committee meeting (online)

meeting of committee

Recurs monthly

Thursday 22nd April

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Saturday 24th April

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lake Meadowbank Rowing Day

This will be held on the Saturday following our GM, as Sunday 25th is Anzac Day.
We will meet at the Lake Meadowbank boat ramp (south of the bridge) at 10:00 am for a 10:30 am launch. This year we will venture upstream by going under the bridge to the picnic area, where we
will have a BBQ lunch.
Trip Leader will be David Kesson, assisted by Graeme Hunt as Deputy Trip Leader.
To comply with COVID-19 requirements, please let Trip Leader David Kesson know by 5 pm on Thursday 22 April 2021 if you are coming. This will also allow David to advise you if there are
changes caused by the weather. David Kesson can be contacted on 0419 284 353 (SMS preferred) or by email at dakesson@outlook.com

Thursday 29th April

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

May 2021

Thursday 6th May

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Thursday 13th May

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Monday 17th May

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Committee meeting (online)

meeting of committee

Recurs monthly

Thursday 20th May

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly