The Coble and Keelboat Society

The North East and Yorkshire Coast’s Maritime Heritage

Registered Charity No. 1107333

Who are The Coble and Keelboat Society?

The Coble and Keelboat Society (CKS) has for 30 years been researching and preserving the history of the Coble Coast – from the River Tweed to the Humber. CKS members are fishermen, authors, poets, artists, model makers and maritime historians amongst others who have wide interest in the maritime heritage of the North East and Yorkshire Coast. Individual members own sailing and motor cobles and other working craft.

Why Join The CKS?

Help support the safeguarding of the history of maritime history, inshore craft and fishing tradition on the Northumberland, North East and Yorkshire Coast.


Known as the ‘Coblegram’, this informative update newsletter contains information on society activities, updates on boats, historical articles and a diary of events…


Printed well produced journals posted to your address, containing longer articles, art and members writing…

Attend Group

Attend group meetings from both the Tyne to Tweed group, and the Cleveland Coast and North Yorkshire group…

(currently postponed due to the ongoing Covid uncertainty)


Members discount on maritime history related publications, sold directly by the CKS, including society reprints of out of print items

Join The Coble and Keelboat Society today for just £15 a year…

To request a membership form via email or post please contact us using the online contact form