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Britain's influential yacht designer David Thomas has died

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Tributes are pouring in for the UK's most prolific keel boat designer

Navitus Bay wind farm: supporters and opposition speak out

An open floor hearing on the proposed Navitus...

Cruising Notes: Stunning Sark

John and Yvonne Robinson put the spotlight on...

New school sailing scheme begins

The UKSA is working to give all Year 6 pupils...


Video: BayRaider Expedition on test

Meet the two-berth 20-footer that can be trailed behind a hatchback and launched in less than 15 minutes.


Unused Seacock?

I have an unused Seacock. Can I blank it out...

engines in Fisher 25s

can anyone give me some guidance on the...

Electric outboard

How long would a charge last?

Yeah, I...

PBO Project Boat Hantu Biru

Video: PBO Project Boat Hantu Biru sets sail

Bought on eBay for £510 back in 2011, the Snapdragon 23 boat's restoration is now complete

PBO reader survey 2014

Complete PBO questionnaire for chance to win iPad mini

Complete the Practical Boat Owner reader survey and you'll be entered into a draw to win an iPad mini

Glossary of nautical terms

Don't know a sampan from a sampson post? Perplexed by parrels, pelorus or pirogues? Harrassed by a harmattan? Welcome to the PBO glossary containing over 1,500 words, from simple sea terms to archaic sayings and ancient nautical nomenclature.

Podcast October 2014

Dave Selby podcast: 'Mad About The Boat'

'The advent of selfie-steering gear...'