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.

A group of people mast raising on a yacht

If you’re thinking of hiring a boatyard crane to step your mast, why not consider this low-tech, low-cost alternative? Rupert Holmes shows how it’s done

Spanish sailor Aina Bauza on a boat smiling

Aina Bauza has become the first solo sailor to set the World Sailing Speed Record Council's Cadiz to San Salvador record in a monohull. It took the Spanish sailor just…

A Elizabethan 31 sailing yacht sailing under a dark sky

Her reputation as an able passage-maker makes the Elizabethan 31 highly sought after by cruising folk, but she’s also a spirited performer, says David Harding

July 2024 cover of Practical Boat Owner

110 ways to save money on your boating costs, from mooring and maintenance to rigging and sails! PLUS 12 anchor designs to consider, how to replace thru-hull fittings, 100 years…