• 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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  • 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

    Piners' Punt Gordon Gordon was a donation to the Wooden Boat Guild from Launceston in February, 2010. The measurements are:…

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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    24th May 2018 @ 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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  • Lake Meadow Bank on-water trip

    27th May 2018
    Lake Meadowbank, C608, Hamilton TAS 7140, Australia

    We hope this year there will be water in the lake and the fog is not too thick.

    Depart the Dunrobin boat ramp at 1030hrs, return around 1600hrs. BYO lunch. See Semaphore No.141, 4 May 2018 for details.

    Please let Andrew Perkins know if interested in going to get the planning of the trip in place. A final decision on holding the trip will be the weather forecast a few days prior to Sunday 27th

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    31st May 2018 @ 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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  • Terra Linna activities

    3rd June 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Prince of Wales Bay Marina, Hobart TAS, Australia

    Maintenance of the Terra Linna. Activities to be confirmed via Semaphore prior to the day.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    7th June 2018 @ 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

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    14th June 2018 @ 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

    18th June 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • Guild meeting

    18th June 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    AGM
    reports of office bearers, acceptance of annual accounts and eletion of office bearers for 2018-19

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    21st June 2018 @ 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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  • Website subcommittee meeting

    25th June 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    28th June 2018 @ 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

  • Terra Linna activities

    1st July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Prince of Wales Bay Marina, Hobart TAS, Australia

    Maintenance of the Terra Linna. Activities to be confirmed via Semaphore prior to the day.

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    5th July 2018 @ 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

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    12th July 2018 @ 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

  • Gordon reconstruction project

    19th July 2018 @ 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