Alison Wood

Features Editor

Alison Wood

Ali is the features editor of Practical Boat Owner. A yachting, outdoor and travel journalist, she’s written for a number of brands, including BBC Wildlife, Countryfile, Yachting Monthly and Radio Times. She’s also worked as a publisher in the Women’s and Craft sectors.

Sailing and watersports are her passion. As a child she raced Mirror dinghies with her parents and went on to cruise the North Wales coast in everything from a fibreglass trimaran to a 100-year-old wooden gaffer. These days she lives in Dorset and enjoys wild swimming, paddleboarding, surfing and sailing dinghies in Christchurch harbour.

Ali’s recently become the proud owner of the PBO Project Boat, Maximus. Together with her husband, she’s refitting the 43-year-old cruiser and making all the DIY mistakes her readers warned her about.

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Finding decent Christmas gifts for boat owners is an unenviably tricky task, but luckily Practical Boat Owner is here to help! Below are our recommended Christmas gifts for boat owners,…

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