Practical Boat Owner

Practical Boat Owner

Practical Boat Owner is a monthly magazine bringing you the latest boating news and expert practical advice.

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The author’s restored his boat Blauwe Slenk over two-and-a-half years – then ran aground on her first outing!

Sailing in shallows means it’s likely that sooner or later you’ll go aground – but if you’ve planned for the eventuality in advance the chances are you’ll either avoid it…

A motorboat on a trailer

Having already built a dinghy and a dayboat, Ben Russell decided to design and construct an 18ft Selway Fisher Clyde motorboat

A headland in the UK

A suitable anchorage can let you rest and await a fair tide: Here’s our pick of some useful passage anchorages for cruising this year

A boat fire at sea

For sailors, there is no hotter topic than fire on board. Sticky Stapylton looks at methods of prevention – and ways of dealing with fire should the worst happen