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.

The best boats of the 1990s and a 60-year-old 25-footer that still feels solid as a rock

How to fix your engine at sea, a Westerly Centaur 50th anniversary special, and more, in the latest issue of PBO

Robert Braithwaite

PBO was saddened to hear that Robert Braithwaite, founder of Sunseeker International, passed away in the early hours of this morning at the age of 75.

BTC-22

A performance weekender built in Britain has been missing for a long time – which is why it’s good to meet the BTC-22, says David Harding

PBO APRIL 19 COVER

Free plans for building your own Nigel Irens 14-footer, and more, in the latest issue of PBO

SCOD

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

PBO March 19 cover

Sleep easy at anchor - a twin-hook anchoring technique to keep you safe in the roughest storm - in the latest issue of PBO

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.…

The 1990s: a decade of Practical Boat Owner magazine covers in one gallery

The final decade of the 20th Century: as told on the covers of Practical Boat Owner magazine! Note: There are two missing images (March 90 and 91) – get in…