The Living Boat Trust

Just messing around in boats, particularly old boats

The Living Boat Trust (LBT) is dedicated to keeping Tasmania’s marine heritage alive and to maintaining traditional boat building, repairing, rowing and sailing skills. Find us on the banks of the Huon River at Franklin in southern Tasmania. We celebrate the history and beauty of this area (and its boats), strive for a sustainable way of life for all concerned and to be a vital part of our community (and the boats).

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  • 10 Year Anniversary
    To mark the occasion, rowers and builders of ‘Imagine’ are invited to the LBT Friday 9th December 2022 Time: 10:45 am BYO drink Cake supplied Rowing sub-committee On 8th December 2022, the actual anniversary of the launch, there will be a small ceremony at 4pm at the LBT shed. If there are others who like…
  • ‘Intrepid’ sailors wanted Saturday December 3
    The weather is looking kind, and the plan is to motor/sail our new (old) yacht ‘Intrepid‘ from Lindesfarne to Franklin in one go. There is space for a couple of crew: if you are interested contact Martin Riddle (
  • Oz Wooden Boat Festival November newsletter
    Read it here. All sorts of news and announcements, for instance the inclusion of a ‘work in progress’ boat from the Wooden Boat Centre.
  • Cabaret: classic movie at Palais Sunday Dec 4
    Doors open 6.30.pmAdmission $5Film starts 7.15.pmBar open.The Palais Collective Shop will be open, come in and browse before the film‘Bring a plate to share’ is back after COVID.However, if you don’t feel comfortable eating from a shared plate, you may bring your own BYO nibbles and snacks.
  • LBT Christmas Party Monday December 19, 4.30pm
    Circle it in your diary. See flyer below for details.
  • The satisfied worker
    We needed some doors to hide away our batteries, and Martin Riddle came up with the perfect solution constructed with some shed boarding he had stashed away.
  • Nancy goes to Huonville
    The boats were tied up 3 deep at the Huonville wharf on Sunday afternoon for the annual Wooden Boat Guild picnic. It is always a great social day, an opportunity to get on the water and spend time with the Guild members. Big thanks to Andrew Perkins for organising it.

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