On sale now! Looking forward to the London Boat Show with a two-for-one ticket offer, plus nautical Christmas gift ideas and plenty more for 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...
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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…
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
PBO's Secret 20 kit-boat starts to look boat-shaped in short order
"I packed my grab bag with passport etc at one point... to be ready for the worst but Nereida rode the big seas well despite a lot of shaking and…
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…
'The yachtsman regrets not calling for help until it was too late' said an RNLI Happisburgh spokesman