• 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.


  • 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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  • 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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Activities scheduled for the next month

September 2023

Sunday 24th September

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rose Bay to Hobart Race

Row/cruise To Hobart **Annual Perpetual Trophy** Launch at Rosny Ramp and race to Kings Pier. Boats must not use an engine of any sort. There must be a minimum of two crew onboard. The fleet will leave Rosny Bay start line and The Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the first boat through the entrance of Kings Pier. The fleet will tie up at the public pontoon for fish and chips and then make their way back to Rosny after lunch. Trip Leader details to follow.

October 2023

Monday 9th October

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mount Field National Park Walk

Mount Field National Park. Nature walk to Mount Field East, meet at trout farm at Mount Field car pool at 10am drive to track, walk to plateau, return to kiosk for lunch or bring food for BBQ. RSVP to David on 0477354087 to advise your attendance

Monday 16th October

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Committee Meeting
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
General Meeting

Thursday 26th October – Sunday 29th October

Show Weekend Big Boat Cruise
Thursday 26th October – Sunday 29th October
Show Weekend Big Boat Cruise

This event will run over four days – weather dependant and flexible. Example destinations for Thursday/Friday night could be Mickeys Bay, Randalls Bay or Deep Hole. The plan would be to spend the Saturday night either in Quarantine or Duck Pond. Similar to last year the fleet would sail to Trial Bay on Sunday and meet any small craft for a raft up and lunch. Trip leader details to follow.