Laura Hodgetts

Laura Hodgetts

Laura is PBO’s news and website editor

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Professional paint finishes look stunning but can be eye-wateringly expensive. A DIY job can achieve a tough, glossy result for a fraction of the cost...

PBO JAN 19 cover

How DIY two-pack paint can make your boat shine and save £££s, a guide to used boat shows, and more!

Dec 2018 cover

Reviving a 40-year-old family Contessa, stolen ideas from the superyacht yards, plus how to descale loo pipes

PBO NOV 18 COVER

We show you how to tackle everyday electrics: basic wiring skills, multimeters and more

PBO SEPTEMBER 2018 COVER

Join the SAIL REVOLUTION: high tech cloth for everyday cruisers, point higher, cruise faster, save £££, plus Bluebird K3 restoration

PBO_AUG18_COVER

On test: new Crabber 24. See what happened when we put the Mk 5 version through the wringer, and more!

PBO Nov 2017 cover

In the November 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine...

PBO October 2017 cover

In the October 2017 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine...

New Quay RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to out-of-control boat

"People in charge of high powered craft should use their kill cords"... a 4m RIB was careering around in the sea off Penbryn beach with no one on board.

Marine writer

Do you love marine gear and the latest technology or are practical projects your passion? We have a vacancy for a writer working across our marine titles...

Shipping-map

The Met Office is celebrating 150 uninterrupted years of the Shipping Forecast, which is believed to be the longest-running continuous forecast in the world.