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Wooden Boatbuilders' Trade Association

The Wooden Boatbuilders' Trade Association was formed in 1990.

It was felt that as boatbuilders scattered the length and breadth of the country, an Association could, firstly, provide a focal point to identify common objectives, interests and needs of the wooden boatbuilding industry, and secondly, set about promoting those interests for the mutual benefit of those actively involved in the industry.

Aims and Objectives

  • To promote public interest in the purchase and use of wooden boats.
  • To encourage boat show organizers to allocate preferential exhibition space for wooden boatbuilders.
  • To pool and circulate information of interest to members.
  • To endeavour to provide members with advice on business matters.
  • To act as a coherent forum for discussion and communication between members.
  • To support and encourage green practices in the choice and use of materials.

and in the longer term...

  • To promote the interests of employers in the wooden boatbuilding industry.
  • To engage in research on subjects of interest to members.
  • To co-operate with other bodies representing boatbuilding and other allied industries.
  • To encourage recruitment, training and further technical education of apprentices and others in the wooden boatbuilding industry.
  • To give advice and assistance to members concerning the terms and conditions of contracts for the building or repair of wooden boats, which will be fair and reasonable to both the owner and the builder/repairer.
  • To collect and circulate statistics on all matters affecting the industry.

Membership Information

Any sole trader, firm, or company, actively carrying on a business, the major proportion of which is wooden boatbuilding and/or repairing wooden boats, within the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, or Isle of Man is eligible for membership which is in 4 classes and costs £80p.a.


  • Jane Kerr
  • Secretary
  • Y Bwthyn, High Street
  • Llandysul
  • SA44 4DN
  • Ceredigion


  • 01559 363201 (evenings & weekends)
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