• 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.


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Activities scheduled for the next month

January 2022

Monday 17th January

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
WBGT Committee Meeting (Via Teams)
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cancelled: 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

Saturday 22nd January – Sunday 23rd January

Postponed: Little Swanport weekend

Saturday at Pontypool Oyster Farm, dinner at Muirlands and Sunday at Lil Swanee. Camping at Pontypool or Muirlands.

Thursday 27th January

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ICT & Finance sub-committees meeting
Recurs monthly

Friday 28th January – Sunday 30th January

Pirates Bay Pirates 200th Anniversary