Wooden Boat

Association of Queensland

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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Monday, December 07, 2020 4:30pm
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 5:30pm

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Welcome to the Wooden Boat Association of Queensland!

We are an association of enthusiasts with  a shared passion for wooden boats. Within that general definition our members represent a broad range of boats and special interests encompassing -

  • Boats ranging from 100 years old to those barely begun.
  • Boats powered by sail, steam, diesel, oars or paddles. 
  • Ultra-light canoes and kayaks thru putt-putts, trailer sailers, thru to large boats on permanent moorings.
  • Both new constructions and restorations.
  • Construction techniques including Stitch & Glue, Strip Plank, Lap-strake Ply, Traditional Clinker.

Our members variously enjoy designing, building, sailing, messing about in and talking about wooden boats. We welcome all current and potential wooden boat enthusiasts to our association. Our subscription is inexpensive, our activities are varied and interesting, and our culture is open, friendly and inclusive.


The main aims of the WBAQ are:

To foster and promote an active interest in all matters relating to the history, development and future, and the building, restoration and preservation of wooden boats in Queensland;

To encourage and promote contact with interstate and overseas organizations with similar interests;

Please scroll to bottom of page for membership information

From our archives

  • Seagull Outboards

    Seagull Outboards With a couple of mentions of Seagull outboard motors in this Log, it is appropriate to include an article sent to me by Ian Primrose. It comes from John Vigor's Blog (see "Web Watch" below). Ian said that John's perceptive and honest writing shines through in this article about Seagull outboards although a member (or two) of the WBAQ might not agree! To test that view, I sent the article to our resident Seagull tragic Chris Treloar, who was kind enough to provide a detailed and...