In the May 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
Ramsgate's all weather lifeboat was launched to assist a small yacht which had been dismasted after a collision with a container ship 24 miles east of the town.
A potentially lifesaving rescue device fashioned from the unlikely source materials of empty plastic bottles will be trialled in the UK for the first time by the RNLI.
20 antifouling paints tested in 13 UK locations: which works best where you keep your boat?
It’s vitally important to ensure that the tension of your boat’s rigging is within the correct limits: Alex Bell tests four rig tension gauges to assess their accuracy
Olympic Champions Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have won the female Rolex World Sailor of the Year award; Argentina's Santiago Lange took the men's accolade.
Ben Meakins takes B&G’s new compact 5in multifunction display for a trial sail
In PBO’s dehumidifiers group test, the Meaco DD8L Junior won the best buy award – and Meaco have now produced an additional model with improved features, writes Alex Bell.
Using double-wall vacuum technology, the Chilly’s Bottle is a reusable bottle that is promised to keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours (or hot for 12 hours) whatever…
David Pugh welcomes the opportunity to test Habitent’s new, narrower Sirocco boat tent
David Pugh tests 12 readily-available snubbers to find out which one best absorbs a snatch load
A boatsman who ran aground in gale-force weather was airlifted to safety by the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Walpole Bay, Kent yesterday morning.
Rescuers were tasked to assist the crew of a 36ft motor boat yesterday after it caught fire in the Solent yesterday.
‘Oh no!’ What the jet-skier said just before hitting the Red Jet ferry, reveals the man who captured the moment on camera
In the December 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
Our pick of Practical Boat Owner magazine's best on test over the past year is up for grabs as one cracking prize – worth more than £2,700!
Here’s to a learning environment. Editor David Pugh welcomes you to the latest issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine.
‘Where’s Bart?’ That’s the question I was asked more than any other after my epic 338-mile two-month voyage to Southampton, writes PBO columnist Dave Selby.
One immediate thing that jumps out is the light weight of the oilskins. They are by far the lightest oilskins I’ve ever owned – and thus the least constrictive to…
Sailing in winter sounds like a cold and tricky business – but if you take some simple precautions there should be nothing stopping you - here's how
A vital piece of kit in any boat cockpit, Alex Bell and a PBO test team check out popular handheld radios for effectiveness and ease of use