Classic Motor Boat Association to rally next week at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

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Classic Motor Boat Association to rally at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Classic Motor Boat Association rally, with the distinctive National Maritime Museum building in the background

The Classic Motor Boat Association is having a big meeting at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. they didn’t get around to telling us, but thankfully the NMM did! Here’s their press release:

From Thursday 20 September, the Classic Motor Boat Association (CMBA) will be holding another one of their famous rallies at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Established in 1998, the CMBA brings together enthusiasts of classic motor boats from across the UK. The majority of craft belonging to members of this fast growing club come from the 1950s and early 1960s and are often restored beyond their original showroom condition.

The boats will be moored on the Museum’s pontoon from Thursday 20 September, however, the owners will be cruising on and off around the bay so you might not be able to catch them until they return from their adventures. To get up really close and personal with the boats, visit the Museum’s pontoon from 10-2.30pm on Saturday 22 September and meet the owners of these rare craft who are all willing to share their love of these classic boats with you. At 2.30pm the boats will leave the Museum and set sail for the slalom competition held between County Wharf and Queens Jetty offering everyone a wonderful opportunity to see the powerboats of yesterday performing today.

Among the leading boats expected to attend is Chris Craft, an early 50s traditional wooden runabout, Poncelet a 5m moulded wooden speedboat from the late 50s and a Stapley Ski Race boat that has a long pedigree of towing championship water skiers. A number of Brooms and Albatrosses, similar to the model on display in the Museum, will also be attending the rally.

Tim Parr, event organiser says: “This event has grown year on year and we’re delighted to be back in Falmouth waters once again. We’d welcome the public coming to say hello, meet us and the boats and see, through the exhibits at the Museum, how boating has changed over the years.”

For more information please contact Tim Parr 07971 522525 or see the CMBA site at

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