Laura Hodgetts

Features editor

PBO Summer 2022 issue cover

Engine school – stern drives, outboards and jet drives compared; Best French 30ft cruisers; First test of the RS Pulse 63 electric RIB; Post-Brexit Channel hop; Personal AIS and PLBs…

Pickle, the Shih-Tzu-cross, aboard his Leisure 20

Stephen Torrance's photo of puppy Pickle on his first passage aboard a Leisure 20 off Pwllheli, Wales, has claimed a coveted 'Seadog of the Month' slot in Practical Boat Owner…

July 2022 cover of Practical Boat Owner magazine

Engine SOS; Best British starter cruisers for £30k; Toilet talk – heads, holding tanks & hoses; Gas-free gourmet; A guide to seals and 28 pages of DIY...

PBO June 2022 issue cover

Upgrade your power; The best Scandi cruisers; Set up your boat office; Temo electric outboard on test; Install a meths stove and 22 pages of DIY...

PBO May 2022 cover

She’s afloat! The PBO Project Boat launches after restoration; Big Antifouling Test results; The best British-built 30-footers; ‘How we saved a dismasted yacht’; Seafarer fix and 21 pages of DIY...

April 2022 issue cover of Practical Boat Owner

Engine servicing guide; Delphia 29 boat test; Worldwide charter guide; Offshore weather without a sat phone; From diesel to electric; and 19 pages of DIY...

PBO, 272, March 2022, cover

Battery buyers guide; Electric propulsion; 7 new generation anchors; Harmony 47 boat test; Round Anglesey in a dinghy and 22 pages of DIY...