I recently carried out a repair to my boat using a 3D printed part in the process. There was a leak around my depth transducer housing, and I could either…

Robin Garside devises a cheap, simple and effective method of straightening out his boat’s damaged toerail

PBO Tested-handheld searchlights

Alex Bell and a PBO test team compare a variety of handheld lamps, meanwhile assessing LEDs versus incandescent bulbs, with some illuminating results

In many situations, leaving the mooring under power is the only sensible option. But if conditions allow, why not spare the engine and sail off instead? David Harding offers some…

Pontos winches

A range of four-speed winches from Pontos is claimed to offer more speed for race boats and more power for cruisers – but do they deliver? David Harding finds out

PBO assesses the effectiveness of the ‘one size fits all’ Oceansteer emergency rudder with a trial run on the PBO Project Boat

London Boat Show 2016 - The Mediterranean Bay (artist impression)

New features for the 2016 event include a ‘60’s Revival’ attraction, a ‘Mediterranean Bay’ pool featuring the chance to learn how to moor a boat in a tight berth, and…

Torie Morley and Toby Hamer realise a burning ambition to restore a Fireball dinghy– and reveal how Skunk earned her stripes

Three Peaks Yacht Challenge

The Three Peaks Yacht Race is one of the oldest multi-sport endurance races in the world, combining sailing, running and a little cycling...

(C) Ben MEakins

In Pete Goss’ classic account of his Vendée Globe campaign, Close to the Wind, he tells the tale of a boat show encounter with a member of the public who…