• 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

  • 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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  • 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’ 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

October 2021

Thursday 14th October

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Monday 18th October

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 21st October

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Thursday 28th October

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ICT & Finance sub-committees meeting
Recurs monthly

November 2021

Thursday 4th November

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Thursday 11th November

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

Monday 15th November

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
WBGT Committee Meeting (MBYC)
Recurs monthly