Wooden Boats

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.


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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;

Messabout News

The following are details for the next WBAQ Messabout taken from the events calendar.

The next planned messabout is:

Sandy Strait cruise

Monday, May 04, 2015 - Friday, May 08, 2015

Similar general format to previous
years, depending on the wind

Check this space for last minute updates on the event status due to weather or other circumstances on the day.

Please contact the nominated host (see Calendar) if you are planning to attend the next messabout.


No current updates...




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