Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania
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About the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc.

Why the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania?

Given that Tasmania is home to one of the world's finest boat building timbers, Huon Pine, 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 show.

The Guild 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.

Membership, meetings, etc

The Guild meets on the third Monday of each month, at 19:30 hrs in the Mariners Cottage, 42-44 Napoleon Street, Battery Point. New members are always welcome.

The Cottage is between the Napoleon Street playground and the current Battery Point Slipyards. The cottage is two conjoined residences; we meet in the one nearest to the river (no.44). Parking is readily available in the adjacent car park or on the sides of the road to the slipways.

Members keep in touch through the monthly News Letter "The Skeg" and regular rowing and other boating rendezvous.

Members also have a Year Book listing members' boats. Register your boat(s) with this form: Year Book Register form

Become a Member. Members application form


Postal address: PO Box 28, Battery Point Tas 7004

Officebearers for 2016-2017:

PresidentRob Nolan
Sen.Vice PresidentRob Virtue
Vice PresidentJulie Porter
SecretaryGraeme Hunt
TreasurerGraeme Broxam
Public OfficerPeter Higgs
Flag OfficersPeter Higgs & Brian Marriott
Mess OfficerRob Virtue
CommitteeBernard Chenery
Peter Higgs
Andrew Perkins
Wayne Turner
Terra Linna
Project Managers
Peter Higgs & Graeme Hunt

A Not-for-profit Incorporated Association

The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc is a Tasmanian Incorporated Association, registration number TAS 03090C. The Articles of Association are available here.

ABN 86 565 998 371

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