First published in 1967, Practical Boat Owner is acknowledged as the best title in the world for boat maintenance and repair advice, together with seamanship skills relevant to both novices and seasoned sailors alike.
It provides trustworthy advice and information for boaters by highly experienced marine journalists.
Our editorial team members are also typical readers – buying a boat for £500 on eBay and slowly restoring it through a series of published features over four years.

January 2020 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine

Would your boat fit in a shipping container? Find out how one PBO reader shipped his beloved fin-keeled 22-footer, plus top tips from the professionals on the woodworking tools you…

The start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2019 in Gran Canaria

PBO waved off the ARC fleet yesterday as they set sail on the 2,700-mile voyage from Gran Canaria to St Lucia. Over a thousand sailors from 53 nations are taking…

Essential Maintenance - 7 ways to keep your boat shipshape. PBO December 2019 issue

Confessions of a maintenance dodger, 10 things I learned buying an old boat and a handy buyer's checklist for viewing boats for sale. All this and more in the December…

Have you got your heart set on a new or second-hand boat? Pick up a copy of the latest PBO for some essential boat-buying tips, plus there's DIY keel fixing,…