Since 1992, we have been preserving boat building traditions on the banks of the Huon River. 

The Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania has three boatbuilding workshops and visitors' centre, with the largest workshop being able to accommodate the construction of vessels to nearly 40ft.
We offer anyone from novices to skilled boat builders the opportunity to sign up for our courses, anything from wooden oars, to dinghies to 25ft pocket cruising boats. Explore our range of courses here

We are open:
Weekdays     9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturdays    Closed
Sundays      10.30am to 4.00pm

Contact us on +61 3 6266 3586 or email info@woodenboatcentre.com

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For further reading we're proud to include a paper on our founding philosophy here, including an introduction by David Hume. You can also read the inaugural lecture given by John Young on the History and Ethos of the Wooden Boat Centre here


“Tasmania is a place where I can escape entirely. I love my boat, and would like to sail to Wineglass Bay when I next get a break.”

— Tetsuya Wakuda - chef and owner of 'Belle', an 11m cruiser built by WBCT