The voice of Guernsey Boatowners!

The GBA is the voice of Bailiwick marine users and encourages, promotes and protects the interests of the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s boatowners and users by:

  • providing members with information, advice, and assistance on matters connected with boating,
  • monitoring changes in local laws and regulations affecting boatowners and informing members of any relevant change,
  • representing the interest of members at any meetings called to discuss these proposed changes,
  • arranging lectures, discussions, navigation trips and other meetings that may be of interest to members,
  • negotiating members’ discounts, benefits and privileges with selected chandlers and other trade outlets and
  • providing support on a regular basis to local organisations involved in search and rescue services for the boating fraternity, such as the RNLI, The Channel Islands Airsearch and Rescue and the St. John’s Ambulance Organisation.

All the latest news & information

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the GBA and notices to Mariners from Guernsey Harbours.

Email to Deputies

sent out week c/ 25th March Dear Deputies,   Firstly, we should like to express our sincere thanks to those of you who supported the recent Mooring Fees Requete. Once again the Mooring fees issue was narrowly defeated and all local mooring holders will start having to pay these huge increases from next week. We…

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GBA and GMTA drop-in sessions at the GYC

The GBA & the GMTA (Guernsey Marine Traders Assoc.) organised 2 drop-in sessions at the GYC prior to the recent States debate on the Requete for Mooring Fees. This was to fully brief all of the States Deputies on our extensive research. This included David Norman’s detailed spreadsheet showing the marina increases from 2023-2026 as…

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New Burgee!

The RNLI SAILPAST on 27th july will be the perfect opportunity to fly the new GBA Burgee! This replaces the existing one and commemorates our celebration of our Centenary last year. Available from local ship chandleries at the price of £35, or contact our secretary, Jeremy Witham.  

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Minutes of the AGM 2023

Minutes of the 2023 AGM held at La Villette Hotel on Tuesday 14th November at 2000hrs The President Nick Guillemette opened the meeting at 2000hrs and welcomed David Barker the Harbour Master and Kieran Higgs Deputy Harbour Master, Colin Le Ray MD of Gsy Ports.

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GBA President’s Annual Report 2023

On the 24th.March 1923, the Guernsey Boat Owners Association was formed by a group of local businessmen in the backroom of a shop in Smith Street. Their GBA aims were “to foster and watch over the interests of any of its members in connection with boating”. These aims have not changed over the past 100…

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