Welcome to the National Small Boat Register
The link below will take you to a new database which we have been developing over the last few years. This is a register of all those boats (33ft LOA and below) which deserve to be preserved by individuals, organisations, trusts or museums.
We need your help
The database probably only represents a fraction of the boats which should be included. If you know of a historic boat that you think should be saved for the nation then let us know.
Don't worry if the boat is already being looked after well: we still want to hear about it.
So, what sort of boat should you suggest?
For traditional boats, almost any boat which is still on the water after 50 years would be an obvious candidate.
For most dinghy classes we need a representative sample, no more than five boats or so, on the Register, especially if it is a one-design class. There are already more than 45 International 14s on the list which may be more than enough.
If you know of a boat that you think should be added to the list then simply send us the details using the entry form on the left of this page.
How else can you help us?
In two ways:
What if the vessel is over 33ft in length?
There is a separate well-estalished database - the National Register of Historic Vessels or NRHV - which is managed by National Historic Ships UK. We are working closely with them in the development of both registers. Click here for more details.
Send any additional details or questions to us at email@example.com headed NSBR or by post to NSBR, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY