• 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

September 2021

Monday 20th September

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 23rd September

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly
10:45 am – 1:15 pm
Launch of the Tasmanian Piners' Punt Claude

Launch of the Punt Claude. – This will take place on Thursday the 23rd at Creeses Slip at 11.00am. Members are asked to be at the Boat Shed at 10.30am.

The Lord Mayor of Hobart City Council the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Anna Reynolds will be in attendance for the launch and to visit the Mariners Cottages.

Lloyd Clark has agreed to provide some sparkling wine, still white wines and a box or two of beer for the day.

Reverend Michaele Duke, a member of the WBGT, will officiate at the launch with a blessing of Claude. However, Michael is not well and if he is not available he will arrange for one of his colleagues to do the honours.

Lloyd Clark’s wife, Jan will be naming Claude, Rob Vaughn and Renee are providing their slip and yard for the launch and the after launch Sausage Sizzle. Nick Gill and Cherelle Gadge will provide some music for the launch. Once Claude is launched Lloyd and his son Cameron and son in law, will row Claude to the Battery Point beach adjacent to Creeses Slip where members may be able to have a short row.

During the Sausage Sizzle members who participated in the Build of Claude will be presented with a Certificate. If the weather is inclement we will retire to the Boat Shed.

Sunday 26th September

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
"Rowing Day" at Cremorne

Our September boating activity will be to Cremorne at the entrance to Pipeclay Lagoon the eastern side of South Arm. Further details will be provided later.

Trip Leader: David Kesson

Thursday 30th September

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

October 2021

Thursday 7th October

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday Group

Thursday Group in the Clark Shed, Battery Point Slipyards

Recurs weekly

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