Cat aboard_Richard Hare

With a summer holiday being firmly rooted in the French canals, Richard Hare agreed to have the family cat aboard. The plan cost less than keeping Polly in a cattery…

Canna Harbour. Credit: Steve Goldthorp

Charmian Entwistle recommends a visit to the Isle of Canna, a handy stop-off en route to or from Skye or the Outer Hebrides, but also an alluring destination in its…

We took the PBO Project Boat on a shakedown sail - across the Channel and back! Read on to find out how Hantu Biru got on...

PBO’s unique annual guide features 259 coastal marinas around the British Isles with regional and national price rankings, plus information on the facilities available. Compiled by Laura Kitching

Western Islands

David Rainsbury encounters otters, puffins, Fingal’s Cave and fell-walkers on a leisurely cruise among the glorious Western Isles