Franklin Wooden Boat Centre
With a new Captain at the helm, Paul D’Olier, the Wooden Boat Centre has been re-imagined. The team of volunteers keep the front of house museum and gift shop running (there’s even a coffee machine for use), while the students made up of all ages work tirelessly away on individual and team projects. Huon Pine slabs delivered from Tasmanian Special Timbers (Queenstown) sit on planks in the front room. The roller doors come up and you are three feet from the Huon River (spot Tall Ship Yukon out front). Ex AWBF General Manager Paul Cullen has even enrolled and has commenced as a full-time year 1 student for 2021 (it seems he can’t stay away from wooden boats). Be taken on an adventure to discover the motivation behind these projects and learn about the maritime history of the area. Understand the drive of these men and women, who showcase our beautiful Tasmanian timbers in the most spectacular way.
All ticket funds returned to boatyard owner/operator. Pre-bookings only.
Ages 12+, parental supervision required
Long pants + Closed shoes
Small bags only