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   The Steamboat Association of Great Britain

 Are you Logged In?? If you can't see a menu item "MEMBERS" above then you are not logged into the site. Click on the little blue man on the top left of the page and login there. This will let you see member-only events, access the regional group forums, browse almost two hundred back issues of our house journal "Funnel" and lots more besides. If you are not yet a member of the SBA then you can join here

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 700 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 (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 over 195 editions of 'The Funnel' (our quarterly journal).  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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SBA 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

This is a discussion group, independent of the SBA but with lots of international members and steam boating experts and it is run by one of our members. So pick their brains, or tell them about your project.. The SBA accepts no responsibility for content posted or opinions expressed in the Steamboating Forum.

The SBA on Social Media 

 The SBA's Facebook Discussion Page

This is a public discussion group for people interested in steamboating - you don't need to be an SBA member The SBA accepts no responsibility for content posted
or opinions expressed on the Group Discussion Page.

The SBA's Home Page on FaceBook

You can visit our Facebook home page here 

The SBA on WhatsApp

SBA Members can join our WhatsApp group for steaming discussions. It is a private group, the public cannot participate or comment in this group. So, you need to register to join, using the instructions on this page The SBA accepts no responsibility for content posted or opinions expressed in this group..

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

If you have a steamboat that in the Steamboat Register please have a look here and ensure the entry is up-to-date, and has 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.

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