Hand-crafted timber boats, using traditional means.

For nearly 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 has a proud shipbuilding and maritime heritage, and it offers a first-choice location for the building and refurbishment of wooden boats. We welcome locals and visitors, individuals and groups, to join one of our many courses to experience the satisfaction, achievement and camaraderie of hand building timber boats. You're also invited to drop by for a tour an explore our facilities. We hope to see you at the centre soon. 


Learn more about our history, explore our projects and arrange to take a 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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