The rear commodore of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club has become PBO's 20,000th subscriber

PBO are celebrating at the London Boat Show today after signing up their 20,000th subscriber. Rear commodore of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club, Terry Edwards, has been reading PBO for as long as he can remember. ‘I’m a very practical person, and can fix anything on a boat,’ he said, ‘but you’re never too old to learn.’

Mr Edwards had tried to subscribe earlier in the year, but had cancelled when he had his credit card stolen. Hopefully the celebration pack, which was presented by new PBO journalist Sam Brunner, will make up for any lost reading.

PBO’s marketing manager Richard Shead was delighted with the timing. ‘When finalising our plans before Christmas we realised that there was a strong chance that we’d actually hit the magical 20,000 target at the show,’ he said. ‘We’re thrilled that we’re able to celebrate in style.’