The Steam Boat 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


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Future Steamboating Events

27 Mar 2021 14:00 • Zoom - invitation will be sent nearer the time
26 Jun 2021 • Windermere
02 Jul 2021 • Calstock, Cornwall
02 Aug 2021 • Windermere

Recent Steamboating News

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.

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. 

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The SBA accepts no responsibility for content posted or opinions expressed in the Steamboating Forum.

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