The Anglia Boatbuilders Association were established in 1997, and act as a forum for the boat builders and associated trades of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire
The Norfolk and Suffolk area hosts a major concentration of boat building skills - possibly the highest in the United Kingdom - and between them our members can offer the boat owner, or potential owner, a complete range of services for boats of all types.
Members range from small specialist wooden boatbuilders to internationally recognised production builders, and their supporting trades of GRP moulders, stainless steel fabricators, sail makers, and designers.
If you are looking for marine services, please see our membership pages.
The ABA runs an annual Apprentice Award Scheme to encourage the next generation of boatbuilders, and in December 2004 we launched a research project into Sustainable Boating. Information on these important events together with members' details can be found by following the links on the left.
As members, we aim to meet every 6 weeks or so (excluding during summer as for a lot of our members that is the busiest time!). Our meeting topics range from yard visits, technical lectures or even just the chance to sit down and network over the odd pint!
If you currently aren't a member, but are interested, then please click the link below - there's no upfront financial commitment, and as you're involved in the local marine industry then there's a very strong chance you will already know some of our members as either your customers or suppliers!
Become a member today and join our continually growing community! Click HERE to join!