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:
|Sen.Vice President||Rob Virtue|
|Vice President||Julie Porter|
|Public Officer||Peter Higgs|
|Flag Officers||Peter Higgs & Brian Marriott|
|Mess Officer||Rob Virtue|
|Peter Higgs & Graeme Hunt|
A Not-for-profit Incorporated Association
The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc is a
Incorporated Association, registration number TAS 03090C. The Articles of Association are available