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 more than 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. 

A Randomly Selected Steamboating Video - More in the Gallery


Link to Steamboating Forum

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.

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

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

Upcoming events

28 May 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Loch Katrine, Scotland
03 Jun 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Beale Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NW England
04 Jun 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Buckingham Ferry Sailing Club Norwich NR14 6DH England
10 Jun 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Buckingham Ferry to Stalham Norfolk
11 Jun 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Milford Dock, Milford Haven, Wales
12 Jun 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Stalham Staithe Norfolk NR12 9DA
17 Jun 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Coventry Canal, Swan Wharf

Recent Steamboating News

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