The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania is based in Hobart and most of its members live in southern Tasmania. The Guild has its meeting headquarters in Battery Point and its boats and major workshop at Prince of Wales Bay, not far from Hobart's current boat-building centre.
The meeting rooms are at the Mariners' Cottages, 42 Napoleon Street, Battery Point. We normally meet in the half of the cottage that is nearest the slipyards.
Battery Point is an area that has had boat-building at its core since Hobart was first settled by Europeans in the early 19th century. The cottages are believed to be the oldest remaining buildings on the site of the ship-building yards in Napoleon Street and the Guild is proud to call them home.
Prince of Wales Bay Boat Shed
Thanks to the generous support of CBG Systems the Guild has its centre for boat restoration and storage on the foreshore of Prince of Wales Bay. The site allows the Guild to:
- locate a former shipping container for Guild stores,
- have an undercover, but partly open-sided shed for boat restoration,
- rack its timber stock,
- keep boats awaiting restoration and
- have a handy place to keep the Guild’s Piners’ Punt Tee Poo Kana.
Thanks to the generous support of Prince of Wales Bay Marina the Guild’s restored gaff topsail cutter Terra Linna is docked in the adjacent Prince of Wales Bay Marina.