• 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

    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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  • 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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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Boat shed/cottages working bee

    17th December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    POW Bay or cottages TBA

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  • Terra Linna + Gordon

    4th January 2018 @ 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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  • Guild January Camp

    12th January 2018 @ 10:00 am-14th January 2018 @ 2:00 pm
    'Swanee' Little Swan Point East Coast Tasmania

    Guild camp at Allister Martin's property 'Swanee' on the banks of the Little Swanport River. BYO tent, camper, caravan, food, drinks and boating stuff! More details later.

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  • Guild January Camp

    12th January 2018 @ 10:00 am-14th January 2018 @ 2:00 pm
    'Swanee' Little Swan Point East Coast Tasmania

    Guild camp at Allister Martin's property 'Swanee' on the banks of the Little Swanport River. BYO tent, camper, caravan, food, drinks and boating stuff! More details later.

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  • Guild January Camp

    12th January 2018 @ 10:00 am-14th January 2018 @ 2:00 pm
    'Swanee' Little Swan Point East Coast Tasmania

    Guild camp at Allister Martin's property 'Swanee' on the banks of the Little Swanport River. BYO tent, camper, caravan, food, drinks and boating stuff! More details later.

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  • Committee meeting

    15th January 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • Website subcommittee meeting

    29th January 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Terra Linna + Gordon

    1st February 2018 @ 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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  • Wooden Boat Rally Launceston

    4th February 2018

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  • Boat shed

    4th February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Prince of Wales Bay, Hobart TAS, Australia

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  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally

    9th February 2018
    Little Oyster Cove, Tasmania, Australia

    The Kettering Yacht Club and the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania invite you to join in The Fifth Rally of Wooden Boats on the D'€™Entrecasteaux Channel.
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    Friday display boats to Kettering. The KWBR includes participation in the KYC twilight yacht race.

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  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally

    10th February 2018
    Kettering TAS 7155, Australia

    dinghy display and cruise. Evening BBQ at KYC

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  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally

    11th February 2018

    Social 'race' around the buoys. Evening Rally Dinner

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  • Kettering Wooden Boat Rally, pack-up.

    12th February 2018

    Time to leave the rally site.

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