• 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 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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  • 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

    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

  • Seafarers' Festival

    22nd October 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Kangaroo Bay Public Boardwalk, 76 Cambridge Rd, Bellerive TAS 7018, Australia

    The annual Seafarers' Festival will be on again, and we'll be there with a stall and, hopefully, some boats in the water.

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  • Terra Linna + Gordon

    2nd November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    POW Bay marina

    Working on Piners Punt Gordon, with the possibility of a sail on Terra Linna

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  • Boat shed

    5th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Prince of Wales Bay, Hobart TAS, Australia

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  • President's Dinner

    8th November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005, Australia

    Please notify our Mess Officer, Bernie Cheney (bchenery@netspace.net.au), if you are coming.

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  • Steam Boats on the Huon

    19th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Franklin TAS 7113, Australia

    Boating in convoy with as many steam boats as we can get, from Franklin to Huonville and return. BBQ or buy lunch at Huonville. Trip Leader: Andrew Perkins, Living Boat Trust liaison: Brian Marriott
    Timetable:
    Depart Franklin 10.30 am
    Lunch at Huonville from 12.00 noon
    Depart Huonville 2.00 pm
    Afternoon tea at LBT from 3.30 pm

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  • committee meeting

    20th November 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • General meeting

    20th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

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  • Spring Bay Boat Shed

    26th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Triabunna TAS 7190, Australia

    trip leader David Gatenby

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  • Boat shed

    3rd December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Prince of Wales Bay, Hobart TAS, Australia

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  • Terra Linna + Gordon

    7th December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    POW Bay marina

    Working on Piners Punt Gordon, with the possibility of a sail on Terra Linna

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  • Christmas BBQ & rowing day

    10th December 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Mariners Cottage

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  • General meeting

    18th December 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

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