Atlanta Wooden Boat Association

President: Jennifer Mosher

Vice President: Allen Brady

Secretary/Treasurer: Dick Russell

The Atlanta Wooden Boat Association is an organization dedicated to the rich heritage of wooden boats of all kinds and ages. Our membership consists of people of all walks of life who share a common bond - the love of wooden boats.

As a member of the AWBA, you will be invited to take part in several special events each year. We usually begin our year with a large and impressive display of our member's boats at the Atlanta Boat Show held in January and sponsored by NMMA. This event lasts several days and gives us an excellent opportunity to expose our boats to large numbers of interested people. Each April, we hold our big Spring Boat Show. For the last several years this show has been held the Atlanta Athletic Yacht Club on Lake Lanier. This event is an all day affair with lunch, 50s and 60s music, and plenty of lake cruising. There are various workshops held at different time during the year. We have held workshops on inboard and outboard engine, woodworking techniques, painting, staining, and varnishing, plank hanging, and steam bending. In the late summer or early fall we usually have a social gathering on Lake Oconee. Our last event each year is our annual Christmas Dinner and Party. This party is for our members and their partners to join together for a really festive time.

As a member of the AWBA, you will receive our monthly newsletter, Ports of Call. You will also receive a copy of our membership directory which is published yearly. AWBA also has an extensive library which is available to all members. We also offer items through our ship's Store such as hats, t-shirts and burgees.

The Atlanta Wooden Boat Association meets the first Thursday of every month except for the months of July and December. We do not meet in July and our December meeting is our Christmas Dinner which is held on a Saturday evening. The location of the meetings is E & B Marine, 4305 N. E. Expressway, Doraville.