Hand-crafted timber boats, using traditional means.

For the past 25 years, the Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania has been producing a range of beautiful timber boats, crafted by hand on the banks of the Huon River, in Franklin, Tasmania. Franklin's proud shipbuilding and maritime heritage remains alive and well. We welcome locals and visitors, individuals and groups, to join one of our many short courses to experience the satisfaction, achievement and camaraderie of hand building wooden boats. You're also invited to drop by for a tour to explore the age old craft of wooden boat building. We hope to see you at the centre soon. 


Learn more about our history, explore our projects and arrange a group tour. 

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We offer a range of short and intermediate courses for both learning and leisure. 

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We're pretty proud of our location. Explore what's around and where to stay.

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