Established in 1997, the Association acts as a forum for the boat builders of Norfolk & Suffolk and is a nationally recognised body.
The Norfolk and Suffolk area hosts a major concentration of boatbuilding skills - possibly the highest in the United Kingdom - and between them our members can offer the boatowner, 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 Members & Services Directory.
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.