guided tours at the Wooden Boat Centre

30 to 40 minutes guided tour through the workshop. 

We invite you to understand what drives our passion. You will gain an understanding of the rich background of Australia's premier wooden boat centre, as well as Franklin's maritime history. Learn tall tales and true from our volunteer guides about the precious boat building timbers that are found exclusively in Tasmania, and tour the workshop where boats that are currently under construction and restoration can be seen.
We are open:
Weekdays     9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturdays 10.00am to 2.00pm

Sundays     10.00am to 2.00pm

Adult: $15.00p.p.

Seniors & Concessions: $13.00p.p.

Tour Groups of more than 10 people $12.00p.p.

Child under 16 years $5

Family: $30
For larger group bookings please call us on +61 3 6266 3586 or email

Cruises on the huon river
ticket sale at the wooden boat centre

90 minute Calm Water Sails

Built of oak in 1930, the privately owned Danish sailing ship Yukon, was rescued by Australian shipwright David Nash and his Danish wife Ea Lassen, from the bottom of a harbour near Copenhagen. 
After a five year restoration, the family has operated Yukon as a charter vessel, first in Europe and now in Australia. 

Explore the range of tours and book your next sail here



yukon, franklin


2 hour heritage cruise

Nancy is a motor launch built in 1917 in Battery Point, Hobart. She operated as a ferry and a flying boat tender on the Derwent and Huon rivers for almost 40 years. A major restoration of Nancy was completed in 2010 by Martin Krynen, before he generously gifted her to the Living Boat Trust at Franklin so that she can once again be enjoyed, cruising the waters of the Huon. 

Bookings for Nancy tours can be made by calling the Wooden Boat Centre on +61 3 6266 3586.

M/V Nancy

M/V Nancy