• 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’ 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

    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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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

March 2021

Thursday 4th March

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday Group

Working on constructing the Clark Punt & repairing Cornelia

Thursday 11th March

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday Group

Working on constructing the Clark Punt & repairing Cornelia

Monday 15th March

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Committee meeting (online)

meeting of committee

Thursday 18th March

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday Group

Working on constructing the Clark Punt & repairing Cornelia

Thursday 25th March

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday Group

Working on constructing the Clark Punt & repairing Cornelia