The Spring Bay Community Boat Shed

The Shed comprises a group of local men and women who run a shed in and for our community, Spring Bay in Tasmania. Coming under the auspices of the not for profit Eastcoast Regional Development Organisation Inc, we celebrate the wooden boat building heritage of the district with a focus on the practicalities of small boat restoration and management. The Shed, is coordinated by David Gatenby and Pat Burnell.

The Shed members meet regularly (usually) on Mondays of each week, including a lunch.


The Community Boat Shed has been in operation since 2010, and with support from the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association, very generous donors, and now ERDO, we have an expanding membership of interested people ensuring that many opportunities are provided for satisfying personal aims and sharing real fellowship.

The members of the Shed, which is registered with the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association, meet every week, to work on boats, plan trips to other like minded sheds, wooden boat festivals, etc and to share lunch. There are a number of boats in the collection; many are ‘sailable’ while others are waiting for a bit of TLC. On water activities, some in conjunction with other groups such as the Living Boat Trust, the Wooden Boat Guild and Women on Water, are a major part of the Shed’s function and give incentive to getting ‘things done’.

As a small boat collective we value our time together and through our on-water activity programme Members are able to enjoy the results of long hours of restoration work and share this with other maritime organisations.

Our Shed Charter introduces the ‘spirit of realisable cooperation’ for our members. Striving to achieve this happy group feeling whilst operating a variety of activities within and beyond the Shed building is a commitment, challenge and source of excitement.

The Shed is open Mondays drop in for a chat or a bite to eat at Lunch time (small donation). Other times as arranged with the Coordinators.

In 2014 The Shed was the recipient of a Tidy Towns Health & Wellbeing Sustainable Communities Award.

The Shed has its facilities at The Triabunna Village grounds at 20 Melbourne Street, Triabunna. We welcome all visitors to come and see what we are doing at The Village.

Latest Shed News (pdf)

January 21 download from here

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Shed Photos

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Shed Coordinator David Gatenby 0400 432 331