• 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’ 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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  • 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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SOME OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Slipping of Terra Linna

    18th January 2019 - 21st January 2019 @ 
    Lindisfarne Boat Yard or tba

    Annual slipping of Terra Linna DEFERRED

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  • Slipping of Terra Linna

    18th January 2019 - 21st January 2019 @ 
    Lindisfarne Boat Yard or tba

    Annual slipping of Terra Linna DEFERRED

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  • Slipping of Terra Linna

    18th January 2019 - 21st January 2019 @ 
    Lindisfarne Boat Yard or tba

    Annual slipping of Terra Linna DEFERRED

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  • Slipping of Terra Linna

    18th January 2019 - 21st January 2019 @ 
    Lindisfarne Boat Yard or tba

    Annual slipping of Terra Linna DEFERRED

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  • Committee meeting

    21st January 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point (Mariners Cottage)

    meeting of committee

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  • January general meeting

    21st January 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Mariners Cottages Battery Point

    BBQ from 18:30. General meeting at 19:30. Final plans and roster for the AWBF. Presentation from Sean Kooman and American Boat Building Team

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    24th January 2019 @ 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

    28th January 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cottages

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    31st January 2019 @ 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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  • Skeg submissions

    1st February 2019

    Time to get your experiences with wooden boats on paper in the Guild's bi-monthly publication. With the AWBF the due date for articles for the February edition is 25 Feb 2019.

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  • Prep Terra Linna for AWBF

    3rd February 2019
    tba

    Prepare TL for display at AWBF

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  • clean cottages prep for visitors BBQ

    6th February 2019

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  • Finalise merchandise and pricing

    6th February 2019
    Cottages of tba

    finalise requirements for AWBF. Stall, merchandise, pricing, promotion

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  • Terra Linna to AWBF berth

    6th February 2019

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  • BBQ for visiting WBAs

    7th February 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Mariners cottages and adjoining park

    Guild's BBQ for members of Australian Wooden Boat Associations and others attending the AWBF.
    Set-up 15.30 for 16.30 start.
    Approval from Council for use of the park and liquor licence required.

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  • AWBF

    8th February 2019 - 11th February 2019 @ 
    Guild marque at festival

    Stall open 10:00 - 18:00 Friday to Sunday.

    Stall open Monday 10.00 - 15:00
    Terra Linna roster

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  • set-up of Guild presence at AWBF

    8th February 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
    Mariners Cottages

    Transfer stock from cottages to Guild's Festival marque.

    deliver Teepookana, Gordon and DAMAR to Guild's site

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  • AWBF parade of sail

    8th February 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • AWBF

    8th February 2019 - 11th February 2019 @ 
    Guild marque at festival

    Stall open 10:00 - 18:00 Friday to Sunday.

    Stall open Monday 10.00 - 15:00
    Terra Linna roster

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  • AWBF

    8th February 2019 - 11th February 2019 @ 
    Guild marque at festival

    Stall open 10:00 - 18:00 Friday to Sunday.

    Stall open Monday 10.00 - 15:00
    Terra Linna roster

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  • AWBF

    8th February 2019 - 11th February 2019 @ 
    Guild marque at festival

    Stall open 10:00 - 18:00 Friday to Sunday.

    Stall open Monday 10.00 - 15:00
    Terra Linna roster

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  • Gordon reconstruction project

    14th February 2019 @ 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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