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.

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Rupert Holmes charts the innovations and developments in yacht design that marked the post-war years through the 1950s

In terms of size, scope, ambition, number of exhibitors – pretty much any measure you care to mention – Dusseldorf Boat Show (19-27 Jan) is one of the world’s biggest.…

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Popular classics! 11 great yachts and what they cost today (part 1 post war and 1950s) in the latest issue of PBO

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Professional paint finishes look stunning but can be eye-wateringly expensive. A DIY job can achieve a tough, glossy result for a fraction of the cost...

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Described by Vogue magazine as one of the coolest seaside resorts in Britain, this seaside town nestled along the south east coastline is enjoying a new lease of life following…

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How DIY two-pack paint can make your boat shine and save £££s, a guide to used boat shows, and more!

Dec 2018 cover

Reviving a 40-year-old family Contessa, stolen ideas from the superyacht yards, plus how to descale loo pipes

PBO NOV 18 COVER

We show you how to tackle everyday electrics: basic wiring skills, multimeters and more

Brilliant ideas from the Golden Globe race and top tips from Honda on maintaining 4-stroke outboards, plus build your own daysailer with Nic Compton.