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

27 Feb 2016 12:00 (UTC-00:00) • River House Restaurant, Castle Business Park Stirling Scotland
19 Mar 2016 09:00 (UTC-00:00) • Warwick Arts Centre in the University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
25 Mar 2016 (UTC-00:00) • Ellesmere Port, Wirral, England
26 Mar 2016 12:00 (UTC-00:00) • River House Restaurant, Castle Business Park Stirling Scotland
10 Apr 2016 12:00 (UTC+01:00) • Lakeside Hotel Newby Bridge Cumbria England
23 Apr 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Falkirk Wheel / Linlithgow, Scotland
09 May 2016 (UTC+01:00) • Bewl Water Wadhurst England

Recent Steamboating News

24 Jan 2016 16:57 • Kingsley Robinson
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