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


Download PBO Towing Guide article for free

Free engine video with PBO ‘Cruise checklist’