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In the December 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...

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

Handheld VHF radios

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

The Yanmar 1GM10 is a great little engine, which starts first time and runs reliably: but there are one or two design flaws. The worst is that the raw water…

YJA Yachtsman of the Year award finalists

Olympic Finn class gold medallist Giles Scott, Round the Island Race record setter Brian Thompson, and Clipper Race crewman Gavin Reid, have been shortlisted for the 2016 boats.com YJA Yachtsman…

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A new taxation law affecting yachts in Greece still appears to be in a stalemate position with no forward movement since the law was confirmed in August.

Polar Ocean Challenge homecoming

'Whilst we are all delighted to have succeeded, it is extremely worrying to see this lack of ice so starkly', says expedition leader David Hempleman-Adam