A total of 30,717 participants took to the water, many for their first time, around the world, for the first 'Bart's Bash' on 21 September 2014.

Strong sales were reported throughout the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show, which attracted more than 112,000 people across 10 days.

Cowes Week 2014

The 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week enabled more members of public than ever to try their hand at sailing.

Absolution not abstinence

Cartoonist Claudia Myatt has been bringing PBO’s Dave Selby columns to life through comedy boating scenes for more than eight years. A selection of 12 designs are also now available…

Drogues test

Find the full article in the Summer 2014 issue of PBO

PBO Project Boat Hantu Biru

Read the full story in the August 2014 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine, out in the shops on 17 July

Beaulieu Boat Jumble 2014

Mud, mud glorious mud interspersed with glorious sunshine made the 2014 Beaulieu Boatjumble one to remember for bargain hunters and jumble sellers alike.

Early glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) boats

The pictures that illustrate Peter K Poland’s article on the origins of glassfibre manufacturing, including the pioneering designs that helped to establish GRP as a boatbuilding material. Read the…

Hantu Biru

Two seafaring staff from Practical Boat Owner magazine have take on the years-long challenge of showing readers how to do up a boat from scratch Read more at: http://bit.ly/1aF4vYO…

Adrian Baker gel peeling

Read the full article and find the step-by-step guide in the December 2013 issue of PBO, out in the shops on 7 November 2013.

Oilskins on test

Impressive advances in technology mean we now expect a lot from even the cheapest of oilskins – but can the initial attraction of budget gear be dampened by a bucket…

Waarschip 740 offshore cruiser

From the popular Dutch range of plywood cruisers, the Waarschip 740 is a tough, fast and capable little yacht you can build at home. Find David Harding’s report in the…

Braid end-to-end splice

This splice is useful on board where you need to create an endless loop - some in-mast furling and gennaker furlers require it - and it's a good one to…

Dyneema_eye_splice

Splicing an eye in hi-tech Dyneema rope is a slightly different process than for polyester braid, demonstrated in PBO August 2013, although the principle is very similar.