116 pages of practical advice to maintain and improve your boat

Please note: A second edition of the Essential Maintenance Guide is now available ‘Print on Demand’ or Kindle version from Amazon!

Essential Boat Maintenance (paperback and Kindle print replica)

Or if you just need the first few chapters of the big book, perhaps Boat Engine Maintenance would suit you better.

Boat Engine Maintenance (Kindle only)

On sale now, the new PBO Essential Maintenance Guide brings together 116 pages of expert advice and tips on how to maintain and improve your boat, from the writers of Practical Boat Owner, Britain’s biggest-selling yachting magazine.


This toolbox-size guide for boat work brings together the best and most useful articles from Practical Boat Owner magazine in one handy reference. The wide range of subjects covered includes:

  • Start the season
  • Engine maintenance
  • Electrics
  • Electronics
  • Working with wood
  • Fibreglass repair
  • Paint and varnish
  • Antifouling
  • Sails, rigging and deck gear
  • Laying up

The print version of the PBO Essential Maintenance Guide costs £4.99 and can be ordered from PBO’s Products and Services, tel 01202 440832 or email copyreport@timeinc.com (price inc P&P), or is available from most good newsagents.

The digital version can be ordered in various formats for £4.16 via Zinio here.

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