First published in 1967, Practical Boat Owner is acknowledged as the best title in the world for boat maintenance and repair advice, together with seamanship skills relevant to both novices and seasoned sailors alike.
It provides trustworthy advice and information for boaters by highly experienced marine journalists.
Our editorial team members are also typical readers – buying a boat for £500 on eBay and slowly restoring it through a series of published features over four years.

Castlebay village with Kisimul Castle in the foreground

Charmian Entwistle recommends Castlebay, Barra as a charming stopping-off point when visiting the Outer Hebrides...

PBO July 2017 cover

In the July 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine...

The dismasted yacht. Credit: RNLI/James Bolter

"The crew of the yacht had managed to free the mast, not an easy task in 30 knots of wind" said Mumbles lifeboat deputy second coxswain James Bolter

Poole Harbour Boat Show. Credit Borough of Poole council

The event, which starts on Friday 19 May and is part of the Poole Maritime Festival, is promised to offer a marina full of boats and 200+ exhibitors.