• 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

  • 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’ 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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  • 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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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    12th December 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. 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 December 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • General meeting

    16th December 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    General meeting, presenter to be announced

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    19th December 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. 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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  • BBQ Bunnings Kingston

    26th December 2019
    The next BBQ fund raising for the Guild will be at Bunnings Kingston. Roster and times tba. Trip leader is Greme Hunt. Should be a good time for sausage selling as the punters exchange gifts or spend the vouchers! .

    Working on the reconstruction of the Piners Punt 'Gordon'. 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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  • Website subcommittee meeting

    30th December 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    2nd January 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Compound on the foreshore at Battery Point slip yards in front of the Mariners Cottages.

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

    See more details