New Hands At The Helm

Andy Gamlin and Yvonne Buckley are happy to announce that they have sold the Wooden Boat Centre to the Franklin Working Waterfront Association.

“A facility such as this, aiming to preserve the skills associated with traditional boat building fits very well within the aims of a community organisation. Franklin is a community that is so focussed on preservation of maritime heritage so it's fitting that they become the new owners and guide it in onto the next stage,” Andy Gamlin, the owner for the last three years said.

The Franklin Working Waterfront Association became the owners of the Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania in mid-October 2014, with the expectation that they will reintroduce the previous business model of undertaking construction of vessels as a means of training the next generation of boat builders. The earliest these certificate courses can be re-introduced is from February 2016.

“We are taking out all stops to finalise the accreditation details to meet our self imposed deadline.” FWWA president, Greg Guy said. “Mr Gamlin has done an amazingly successful job of placing the Wooden Boat Centre on a strong footing and we will continue to offer the range of courses the Centre is currently renown for.”