• 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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  • 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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  • Clark Punt

    The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc. has not ever been fortunate enough to have a property where it can…

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Activities scheduled for the next month

September 2020

Monday 21st September

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Committee meeting (online)
meeting of committee
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
General meeting
All face-to-face general meetings have been cancelled for the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic..
We would normally have had:
Special presentations from all willing Guild members on their boating activities over summer. A 5 minute slot is offered to all presenters. Bring stuff to show and tell. Please have anything for projection on USB. Boating activities includes excursions, repairs, new builds and renovations.

Thursday 24th September

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.

Monday 28th September

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Website subcommittee meeting (online)

October 2020

Thursday 1st October

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.

Thursday 8th October

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.

Thursday 15th October

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday Group Boat Building and Restoration Projects
The Thursday Group are currently building a Piners Punt designed by Adrian Dean and Restoring Cornelia at the Clark Shed, Battery Point. Team leaders are Graeme Hunt, Peter Dempsey and Peter Higgs, Work recommenced on 28/05/2020.

They are also working on the Mast and Spars at PoW Bay Marina Incat Shed until this work is complete.
Team leaders are Peter Dempsey and Rob Taylor.

All members are required to abide by the conditions of the WBGT Inc. Covid-19 Policy.
Whilst Covid 19 Personal Distancing applies there is insufficient room to have morning tea and lunch in the Mariners cottages so members are asked to bring food that does not require heating and a thermos for hot beverages.

For further information contact Graeme Hunt 0408146752 or Peter Higgs 0419803317.

Monday 19th October

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Committee meeting (online)
meeting of committee
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
General meeting
All face-to-face general meetings have been cancelled for the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic..
We would normally have had:
Special presentations from all willing Guild members on their boating activities over summer. A 5 minute slot is offered to all presenters. Bring stuff to show and tell. Please have anything for projection on USB. Boating activities includes excursions, repairs, new builds and renovations.