The AMATEUR BOAT BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION of WESTERN AUSTRALIA (ABBA) is a group of home boat builders building in timber, aluminium, fibreglass and other materials. About half the members currently have projects under way, ranging from dinghys to ocean going yachts and historic rebuilds. Others have either completed boats, are restoring classics or just have an interest in things nautical.

Meetings  We meet on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of every EVEN month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct & Dec) at the South of Perth Yacht Club, 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start. These meeting usually involve a guest speaker on a relevant topic with time to socialise and network with others.

Toolbox Visits  Visits to members’ projects, practical demonstrations at commercial premises or other events of interest take place at the beginning of every ODD month, usually on a Saturday afternoon.

 Web Site This website is continually updated with details of upcoming events and other information. Have a look at the “LIBRARY” section to see the wide range of informative topics that have been covered, the varied and interesting places we have visited and the diverse range of projects undertaken by our members.

Interested? ABBA welcomes new members – hopefully we can all share advice, techniques, experiences and other information. To join us, just come along to a meeting or contact 0419 508 785 or cadeefamily@bigpond.com  for more details.




Calendar of Upcoming Events

May6, 2017


from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Our next Toolbox Visit will be on Saturday 6th May, as usual 2.00pm to 4.00pm. This Toolbox will be a return visit to committee member Ed Essers workshop to inspect current progress on construction of his 14m Herreshoff Mobjack design aluminium ketch.  This project is steadily moving in a launching direction so come and catch up with progress. This may be the last time we see her in the shed.

Ed’s address is 43 Moore Street, Wungong. Heading south out of Armadale on South Western Highway, Moore Street is on the right just over 3 kms from the Albany Highway traffic light intersection. Number 43 is the last house on the left hand side at the west end of Moore Street.  Please park on the verge and Ed’s shed is (a walk) down the second driveway.