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   The Steamboat Association of Great Britain

The Steam Boat Association of Great Britain was formed in 1971 to promote the enjoyment of steamboats and steamboating - and to represent the interests of steamboat owners.
There are over 900 members of the SBA, in over 20 countries around the world, who own over 400 working steam boats.
If you want to come and steam on a steamboat, build, renovate or buy a steamboat, or just learn about steam powered boats, come and join the SBA.

The SBA celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its foundation at a special Rally on Windermere in August 2021.  Find out all about it here.

We organise regular social meetings (and online meetings nowadays), boat rallies and technical seminars. We publish a quarterly magazine 'The Funnel', packed with technical information, reports on steam powered ships and boats and information about the SBA activities.

Members of the SBA will find a complete library of 187 editions of 'The Funnel'.  There are copies of the SBA's Steamboat Registers from the 1980s and from 2000 onwards to browse through.  And you can now view and search the current Steamboat Register online.

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Please help us bring the Steamboat Register up-to-date.

As part of the 50th Anniversary activities, the SBA will publish a printed edition of the Online Register later in the near future.  If you have a steamboat that is recorded in the Register please have a look here and bring the entry up-to-date, and even add current photographs or YouTube™ video links.  If you have a steamboat that is not yet in the Register, our Register Curator will help you get going with an entry.

More Social Media - SBA WhatsApp Group

Members can find out about the new SBA WhatsApp Group here, or by logging in to the members' area
and using the "SBA WhatsApp Group" drop-down.

Future Steamboating Events

Useful Links

The Steamboating Guide

Lots of information on steamboats and their operation can be found the SBA's latest publication, the "Steamboating Guide",  sample pages can be downloaded and the full paper copy can be purchased via the SBA Store.  Non-members please email the store.

Heritage Steamboat Trust

The trust was set up by the SBA to help conserve historic steam launches, historic steam boat drawings, catalogues, and photos.

The Steamboating Forum

is independent of the SBA. The SBA accepts no responsibility for content posted or opinions expressed in the Steamboating Forum.


The SBA Facebook Page

 Click here for the Facebook Group Page
The SBA accepts no responsibility for content posted
or opinions expressed on the Group Page.

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