• 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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  • Cornelia

    Cornelia Rescue Pt1 As most members are aware the Guild has accepted a net-boat called Cornelia as a Guild boat.…

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

July 2024

Monday 22nd July

8:00 am – 8:30 am
General Meeting

General Meeting at 10th Derwent Scout Hall, Sandy Bay, Preceded by $10/head curry dinner starting at 6.30 pm.

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Committee Meeting at Mariners' Cottages, Battery Point.

Committee Meeting at Mariners’ Cottages, Battery Point.