Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC) was founded in 1865 and celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2015. Throughout its history it has been one of Scotland’s most successful rowing clubs, in membership numbers, participation, competitive achievement and the quality and range of the club’s facilities.

We are Scotland's largest rowing club and one of the longest established clubs in the UK. Founded in 1865 and based on the River Dee, we have a thriving membership of more than 200 members and cater for a wide range of rowing abilities. We have active men’s and women’s squads at all levels, as well as a healthy number of members who prefer the more social side to rowing.

Our members enjoy some of the best rowing facilities and boat fleets in Scotland.

Our boat house sits on the banks of the River Dee, with dedicated car parking, and offers rich facilities including:

  • A licensed bar with a pool table,
  • Sky Large screen TV over a bar seating area,
  • A gym equipped with rowing machines and weight lifting apparatus;
  • Secure lockers; and
  • Changing and shower facilities.

Our bar, kitchen and floor space are regularly hired for private functions. Contact us for more information about event hire.

Competitively ABC oarsmen and oarswomen have had great success at national and international level and have a strong presence at domestic events.

The club welcomes new members at all levels – from complete beginners to experienced rowers. We offer seasonal novice events for newstarters and weekend social rowing for those seeking fitness in a more relaxed setting.

Please contact us if you need any further information regarding club membership. Our club volunteers will be happy to give you a tour.

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