About Us

Formed in 1987 by a group of Nobby enthusiasts, The Nobby Owners Association was set up to encourage the restoration of traditional Morecambe Bay Prawners, Lancashire Nobbies - traditional wooden fishing boats dating back from the late 1800's, and kindred gaff rigged boats.

Each year more of these fine fishing vessels are found and restored back to their former glory which requires a lot of skill, effort and time. They are sailed in our Annual Regatta on the River Mersey making a beautiful spectacle in front of the magnificent Liverpool skyline.

Resident and visiting boats from North Wales and Cumbria congregate in the Albert Dock and Liverpool Marina for some traditional maritime festivities. The association also joins in with other kindred clubs around the Irish Sea, including the Isle of Man, Conwy, Deganwy, and Holyhead to attend traditional boating festivals. Some venture to Scotland and Ireland to attend other maritime festivals too!