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Iain Percy, the late Bart Simpson's sons, Hamish and Freddie, Jo Dixie-Goodwin, Frank Dixie and children from the trust on Press Day at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014. Credit: onEdition 2014

Bright start to the Southampton Boat Show 2014

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Sunshine, sailing and TV stars, plus and boat launches provided a glittering start to the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014

Dave Selby podcast: 'Mad About The Boat'

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

October issue out now!

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Sir Ben Ainslie might not sail in next America’s Cup

With the next America’s Cup challenge not till...


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.


DSC vhf license, do I need one?

Having bought my boat it has a vhf DSC radio...

Refreshing the bilges and an odd bit of wood on a bulkhead?

So I have recently purchased a 1967 Falmouth...

Deck Filler Replacement

My boat has 2x deck fillers and I need to...

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...'