Felixstowe Master Mariners Club


Felixstowe Ferry
Sailing Club

Normally on the third
Tuesday of the month, but see note in main text.

12 noon for 12:45pm 

Luncheon usually followed by a speaker


Open to suitably qualified applicants 

Find out more

The Felixstowe Master Mariners Club is an active organisation whose roots lie in raising modest amounts for worthy nautical charities.

The object of the Club is to maintain and foster, locally, social and professional comradeship amongst Master Mariners, and to afford the opportunity for discussion of matters nautical and general interest, to sponsor selected projects of special nautical interest, and, for that purpose, to meet regularly at luncheon or dinner, at a place selected by the Committee. The members currently meet for luncheon each month, on the third Tuesday (12 noon for 12:45 pm), at the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club and, on most occasions we are afterwards entertained by a speaker. The subjects covered are mainly nautical though we do have some very interesting non-nautical subjects from time to time.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are obviously having to suspend our monthly meetings for the time being, but wish to stay in touch with members until such time that normal life resumes. In the meantime, we want to remember the club's core values and continue to raise, as usual, the funds to support our charities and good causes in December.  

Membership is open to suitably qualified persons Full membership requires the applicant to hold a valid United Kingdom Certificate of Competency as Master, Unlimited or equivalent. Associate membership may be granted where the applicant, in the opinion of the committee, holds a valid Certificate of Competency as Chief Mate (Unlimited), or OOW (Unlimited), issued by the MCA, and persons who, in the opinion of the Committee, are suitable to become Associate Members of the Club, preference being given to persons having some connection with the sea and ships.

Calling all Seafarers Past & Present. We need you!

Do you live in East Anglia and are you looking to meet occasionally with like-minded seafarers who enjoy a regular catch-up with others and the latest news, listening to interesting speakers, consuming good food at lunchtime and all in an atmosphere of high standards, good manners, smart dress code, cordiality and friendship?

If you answered yes to any part of that question, you may be interested to learn that the Felixstowe Master Mariners Club would like to hear from you. You may be assured of a warm welcome as the Club seeks to add certificated Masters, Pilots, Mates, Apprentices and other suitably qualified applicants, both male and female, to its membership.  If you are still at sea or now ashore we invite you to join us either as a Full or as an Associate Member.

If you have a question or you need more information, click here to contact us secretary@mastermariners.uk and we look forward to hearing from you.

Recent luncheon speakers

Recent speakers have talked about:

The Camino de Santiago
Bawdsey Radar
When Pirates Ruled the Waves

Merchant Navy Day

Since 2000 Merchant Navy Day, on
3rd September, has honoured the brave men and women who kept our island afloat during
two World Wars. 

Charitable Donations

Once again we were delighted to support our maritime charities,