Laura Hodgetts

Features editor

Practical Boat Owner magazine (PBO) September 2023 issue cover

Best boats to sail around Britain, buyer’s guide to portable toilets, Jimmy Cornell's secrets to a successful voyage, how to design mods for your boat, 25 pages of boat DIY…

A yacht in front of the waterfront at Falmouth; anchoring charges have now increased

Are anchoring charges fair to those sailors who do not use facilities ashore? We look at both sides of the argument

“How do you get from one lake to another?” My brother Jack, a ferry captain, wanted to know when I said I was off to sail a cruising yacht on…

May the Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle May claimed a coveted 'Seadog of the Month' slot in Practical Boat Owner magazine – and now she's using her buoyancy aid prize on a circumnavigation of Britain

Practical Boat Owner magazine cover, Summer 2023 issue

Cruising to Europe: EU regulations explained, Different rig types – the pros and cons, Become a boatbuilder - behind the scenes at the academy in Lyme Regis, Electric for beginners:…

Practical Boat Owner magazine, May 2023 issue cover

Choosing an electric engine; Managing problems afloat - Jimmy Cornell; Jessica Watson interview; Handheld VHF radios on test; Sail better guide; How to recommission an engine; and 25 pages of