• 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

    Terra Linna circa 1880 Terra Linna, the oldest surviving yacht built in Tasmania, was restored by the Wooden Boat Guild…

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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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  • 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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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

May 2021

Thursday 6th May

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
ICT

ICT Meeting postponed from 29 April 2021

Sunday 9th May

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bunnings Kingston

Bunnings BBQ Team Leader is Graeme Hunt mob 0408 146 752 or email gjhunt@gmail.com

Thursday 13th May

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Monday 17th May

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
WBGT Committee Meeting (MBYC)
Recurs monthly
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WBGT General Meeting (MBYC)
Recurs monthly

Thursday 20th May

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Sunday 23rd May

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Norfolk Rowing Day

On Sunday 23 May 2021 the WBGT event will be a Rowing Day at New Norfolk.
We will meet at 10:00 am at the downstream (from New Norfolk) boat ramp and motor or row upstream to the Esplanade Lawns where we will have a BBQ lunch.
To comply with COVID-19 requirements, please let Trip Leader Peter Higgs know by 5 pm on Thursday 20 May 2021 if you are coming. This will also allow Peter to advise you if there are changes caused by the weather. Peter Higgs can be contacted on 0419 803 317 (SMS preferred) or by email at peter.higgs1@bigpond.com

Thursday 27th May

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

June 2021

Thursday 3rd June

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly