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The Wooden Boat Centre – Tasmania

The Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin is the only school in Australia that teaches Traditional Wooden Boat Construction.

It is situated on the banks of the Huon River, Franklin, which is a maritime heritage township in the Huon Valley, and 45-kilometre drive south of Hobart.

On the guided tour through both the discovery centre and the workshop you get to see students and boatbuilders in action and the smell of Tasmania’s unique boat building timbers including Huon pine, King Billy pine and Celery top pine will welcome you.

You can also browse in the gift shop, where you can choose from a range of locally made craftwork and Wooden Boat Centre merchandise.

The Wooden Boat Centre offers boat-building courses where you can construct a boat. The courses focus on the construction of timber vessels through all stages from lofting to launch. We also do restoration of your own boat.

The Front of House area
Discovery Area
Busy in the shed
The Whitehall 14 with our 1 Year students
Design, Plans, Lofting at The Wooden Boat Centre
Clinker Dinghy  build at the Wooden Boat Centre
Skin on frame 6 days course at the Wooden Boat Centre

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