The Westcoast Work Boat Association is a group of work boat enthusiasts.
Although, some of our members have active workboats, most of our members have and use retired workboats, many of which have been converted, for pleasure cruising on the west coast.
We also welcome members who have experience with work boats or an interest in them.
Many of our member vessels are from the fishing industry (trollers, gillnetters and seiners). As well, our member vessels include tugboats, forestry & fishery boats.
British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest have a very rich work boat heritage and over the past century have attracted skilled and experienced shipwrights from Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK and Japan. Our coast is rugged and the weather can be very stormy at times. Work boats are designed to be sturdy and seaworthy which is one of the major reasons our members choose work boats over others.