The Steamboat Association
of Great Britain


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

02 Mar 2019 09:30 • Maidenhill School, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2HA
07 Apr 2019 12:00 •
31 May 2019 • Beale Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NW England
16 Jun 2019 • Windermere
28 Jun 2019 • River Wey Guildford England

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.

Ask a question about steamboats

The Steamboating Forum is for discussing every aspect of steam launches from the most basic questions right through to specific and detailed engineering questions. You can browse from here, or click to open in a new window

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