Apparel & General Items

General items from our chandlery, including apparel, speciality books, DVDs and handmade carry bags from our sail loft.

The Wooden Boatshop T-Shirt

Comfortable t-shirt with large logo on the back and small logo on front. Excellent, durable quality made with lightweight cotton.

The Wooden Boatshop Polar Fleece

Warm polar fleece jacket in navy.

The Wooden Boatshop Hat

The Wooden Boatshop hat for sun protection. Breathable nylon vents, made with polyester. Matte fabric.

The Wooden Boatshop Wide Brim Hat

Our durable canvas wide brimmed hat for 100% sun protection. The canvas is thick, underside of the hat is sea green and there is a cord to ensure the hat doesn’t blow off in the wind. Breathable vents. Tried & tested.

Storm Bay Carry Bag

Geoff, our resident sailmaker, has constructed beautiful sail bags from Storm Bay’s Stay Sail. Perfect for taking on the boat, as an overnight bag or beach bag. Interior pocket, handmade, each bag slightly different. We have a limited number available; the fabric is soft and sturdy. Be quick!

Code Flag Beach Tote Bag

Made using offcut materials by Geoff, our resident sailmaker. This is the perfect bag for open-water swimming as water and sand fall out the bottom netting. Large size, fits wetsuit, towel, and other items.

Shoulder Bag

Shoulder sailing bag made by Geoff. Perfect for couta boat sailing.

The Last Cape Horners

The last Cape Horners is a journey through time that links two unlikely places, Port Victoria in Australia, and the Aland Islands of Finland. There was also scattering of adventurers who could see that this was the last hurrah of the beautiful sailing ship.
Three of these adventurers took movie cameras to record the living and working conditions on board. Some of their unique footage is used in this DVD. Now old men, the Cape Horners of Australia and Finland, happily share their stories. Some speak of the romance of the sea, others shudder at the terrible conditions, but all agree it was an experience that shaped their lives and one they would not have missed for the world.
DVD: 73 minutes

Trading Out of Stanley

Now a quiet fishing village and holiday destination, picturesque Stanley lies on Tasmania's north westcoast. For 160 years it was a bustling trading port with timber and farm produce being its main exports. In this DVD we hear from seamen who worked the little ships as well as the Islanders who earned a hard and honest living grazing livestock and mutton birding.
DVD: 90 minutes

The Oldest Living Tasmanian

Tasmania’s Huon Pine tree lives for 3,000 years and is the oldest living thing in the Southern Hemisphere. But its timber never rots and is so valuable that men have died attempting to obtain it.
For the last two centuries Huon Pine was deemed the world’s most valuable boat-building timber. But nature doesn’t give up her riches easily! Stands of Huon Pine are elusive and only found in inaccessible parts of Tasmania. The Piners that ventured into this wild terrain to retrieve the timber were some of the most resourceful Bushmen in Australia’s history.

There has never before been a film made on this important era in Australian history. This film has interviewed the last surviving Piners who are well over 80 years old. This film was the last project these men were involved in so it’s the only documentary record of their untold stories.

This documentary combines history and culture into a narrative that symbolizes the struggle between man and his environment. It tells the previously untold story of Australia’s most prized tree and the pioneering and dangerous journeys of the men who sought it.


The Couta Boat

The story of the Couta boats which evolved to sail to fish for Barracuda off the rugged Victorian coast. In recent years they have made a remarkable comeback as pleasure craft through their rugged simplicity, ease of sailing, versatility, and their direct link with our maritime heritage. Much of their story is told by men who actually built and fished in them in the 1930’s. Includes new and archival footage, some dating from 1915, plus dozens of period photos.
DVD: 110 minutes

Pearl Shell Divers

Having just done a three-day hard-hat course, I am of course an expert on the dangers that the early pearl divers faced. But did they know of the dangers! They saw the results of the bends, but did they know how to prevent them? Were they so desperate to earn a living that they had to face the unknown ‘terrors of the deep’ – the sharks, huge groupers and giant clams? Garry Kerr’s excellent DVD answers these questions through the candid, fascinating, interviews with some of the men who donned a hard-hat on Thursday Island after the war – after the Japanese, who had dominated the pearling industry prior to the Pacific War, had departed the island. We must be grateful to Garry Kerr for recording the memories of these most courageous divers now well into their twilight years. Of further interest in the documentary movie is several very interesting extracts of a 1970s government film unit documentary called ‘Pearlers of the Coral Seas’, and the famous Chips Rafferty film ‘King of the Coral Sea’, which, incidentally, gave Rod Taylor his start.
DVD: 60 minutes

Two Men in a Punt

The Huon Pine grows in the wet temperate rainforests of Tasmania. Slow growing, some trees have been dated at over three thousand years old. Fine grained, stable, and containing a special oil which inhibits rot, it was quickly recognised by the pioneers as ideal for boat building and a host of other uses. This DVD follows in the wake of the old piners - the men who logged the Huon Pine - and is enriched by interviews whose content dates back to the 1930s.
DVD: 96 minutes

First Home

This large format coffee-table book traces the history of a distinctly Australian fishing boat and culture. This hardback book, by Michael Innes and Steve Burnham, records the rich but almost forgotten story of the classic couta boats that fished the stormy waters of Bass Strait off Victoria’s west coast.
More than 200 previously unpublished photos and scores of fishermen’s tales chronicle a voyage of rediscovery. Along the way, the “couta coast” appears, an important addition to Australia’s maritime heritage and historical record.

The Tradition Lives On

A 424-page coffee table book exploring the multifaceted and rich tapestry of history of the individual Couta Boats in the largely Victorian fleet of fishing boats. The book has been lovingly collated by the Couta Boat Association and considers the substantial history and at-times hilarious and incredible stories of the many beautiful boats in the fleet. The book contains some remarkable photographs and is a much-needed account of the wooden boats and their illustrious owners. Highly recommended.

The Wooden Boatshop Stubbie Holder

Stubbie holder for keeping drinks cool, with The Wooden Boatshop logo.

Canvas Fender

Our canvas fenders have excellent durability and look great and classic on any boat.
*Due to bulk fenders may incur an additional shipping charge.

370 x 300 x 100mm


480 x 380 x 180mm

Gift Voucher

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Anchor 37kg

For sale is a good quality 37kg second-hand anchor. A small amount of refurbishment could have this anchor like new. Available for pick-up only.

Anchor 35kg

A 35kg good condition second-hand anchor. Priced to sell. Available for pick-up only.

Anchor 22kg

We have two 22kg anchors for sale, they’re great sand anchors and in good solid condition.  Pick-up only.

Anchor 25 kg

A 25 kg anchor in second-hand condition, priced to sell. Available for pick-up only.

Anchor 12 kg

One 12kg used-condition anchor for sale from our factory in Sorrento. Pick-up only.
100% Australian, through & through.

129 Hotham Road, Sorrento, Victoria
Australia, 3943