• 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Piners’ Punts

    Huon Pine is a special and fast-disappearing Tasmanian timber. Piners' punts are a unique and fast-disappearing Tasmanian style of small…

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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Piners Punts build and restore

    5th March 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts. 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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  • Piners Punts build and restore

    12th March 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction and new build of Piners Punts. 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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  • Committee meeting

    16th March 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • General meeting

    16th March 2020 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    General meeting, presenter to be announced

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  • Tamar River expeditions

    19th March 2020 - 23rd March 2020 @ 
    tba

    Exploring the delightful upper reaches of the Tamar River and environs. Details tba. locations dependent on weather and tides. Bring own wooden boat or use a Guild boat. Trip leader Graeme Hunt.

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  • Piners Punts build and restore

    19th March 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

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

    See more details

  • Tamar River expeditions

    19th March 2020 - 23rd March 2020 @ 
    tba

    Exploring the delightful upper reaches of the Tamar River and environs. Details tba. locations dependent on weather and tides. Bring own wooden boat or use a Guild boat. Trip leader Graeme Hunt.

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  • Tamar River expeditions

    19th March 2020 - 23rd March 2020 @ 
    tba

    Exploring the delightful upper reaches of the Tamar River and environs. Details tba. locations dependent on weather and tides. Bring own wooden boat or use a Guild boat. Trip leader Graeme Hunt.

    See more details

  • Tamar River expeditions

    19th March 2020 - 23rd March 2020 @ 
    tba

    Exploring the delightful upper reaches of the Tamar River and environs. Details tba. locations dependent on weather and tides. Bring own wooden boat or use a Guild boat. Trip leader Graeme Hunt.

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  • Bunnings BBQ

    22nd March 2020

    Guild's opportunity to raise funds for projects. Trip leader required as Graeme Hunt is the trip leader for a Tamar river expedition. See Graeme if you can assist. Also required are general hands to man the store to cook, sell and entertain the customers with tales about the Guild. More info to come!

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  • Tamar River expeditions

    19th March 2020 - 23rd March 2020 @ 
    tba

    Exploring the delightful upper reaches of the Tamar River and environs. Details tba. locations dependent on weather and tides. Bring own wooden boat or use a Guild boat. Trip leader Graeme Hunt.

    See more details

  • Piners Punts build and restore

    26th March 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

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

    See more details