The Albert Strange Association was formed in 1978 as a not-for-profit organisation
“To trace and preserve the designs and little ships of Albert Strange and to make a permanent record of his life and work”.
We have published two books on Strange and his works, and have assisted both practically and financially with the cataloging and conservation of his surviving original design drawings, held at Mystic Seaport Museum in the United States. A few of our members are fortunate enough to own an Albert Strange boat, or one of his works of art, but all of us share an admiration for his quiet accomplishment across a wide range of activity concerning boats and the sea. Some of us put to sea, put pen to paper, or even put brush to paper and canvas, in modest emulation of his example. Membership of the Association is open to all who share its aims.
In addition to its historical research the Association provides a medium, through this website, for its worldwide community to exchange information and ideas concerning Strange and his contemporaries, and accounts of their own activities today inspired by them, across a spectrum including cruising under sail, boat design, building and renovation, marine art and writing.
Our Annual General Meeting takes place in the UK around late February / early March. In addition we aim to hold an annual Floating Meet to which all members are welcome; in recent years this has been on the idyllic Walton Backwaters—Swallows and Amazons country—on the English east coast, where there is a concentration of Albert Strange boats.
If you would like to support our activity and make contact with like-minded people around the world, please consider joining the Association, it’s only £10 per year and you will be very welcome aboard.
Visit our Association website here: The Albert Strange Association