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Irish Defence Forces intercepting the yacht, Makayabella, 200 and 300 miles south west of Mizen Head, Ireland

Update: Arrests in connection with alleged cocaine yacht smuggling plot

Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the seizure of one tonne of cocaine from a yacht

New north Lincolnshire lifeboat station plans

A public open afternoon will showcase plans...

Cocaine yacht investigation update

National Crime Agency officers arrest third...

Second boat seized in cocaine yacht investigation

A 25ft motorboat has been seized in North...


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.


Heating and Hot Water suggestion

Looking for suggestions on a system that could...

Waterproof sunlight vieable hd monitors 15inch or larger


I have a couple of old Raymarine...

Magnetic stainless snap shackle

Was in organising the repair to a sail cover...

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...'