The Steamboat Association
of Great Britain

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to foster and encourage steam boating and the building, development, preservation and restoration of steam boats and steam machinery

to stimulate public interest
in steam boats
and steam boating

to promote high standards
of workmanship,
safety and seamanship

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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 1000 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.

We organise regular social meetings, 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. Back Issues are available to download and view from this site for SBA Members.


Or come and meet us on Facebook.

A Randomly Selected Steamboating Video - More in the Gallery


 

Upcoming events

19 Jul 2019 • Bristol Floating Harbour
19 Jul 2019 • Fawley Meadows, Henley-On-Thames, England
26 Jul 2019 • Calstock, Cornwall
03 Aug 2019 • The Boat Club
04 Aug 2019 • On and around Windermere

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 shop

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 operated by parties independent of the SBA. If you wish to access the forum, it can be found at www.thesteamboatingforum.net. The SBA accepts no responsibility for content posted or opinions expressed in the Steamboating Forum.

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