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 woman looking at the What's Ashore app on her phone while sitting on a boat

Steve Hodges and Sam McClement test the What's Ashore app, which aims to bring together up to date cruising information from locations of dinghy docks to the best bar next…

Seldén S-series and E-series winches -product shot

The 'game changing' advantages of Seldén's new line of manual and electric winches include clever features to speed up tacking and make it safer when sailing with inexperienced crew.

A GT35 boat being sailed off the east coast of the UK

David Harding tests the GT35 boat and finds a yacht that offers "a blend of performance, power, stiffness, comfort, security, ease of handling, innovative thinking, clever detailing and structural integrity…

Lawrie Smith became a household name after skippering Rothmans and Silk Cut in different editions of the Whitbread Round the World Race. Credit: Getty

Lawrie Smith has won the 2023 YJA Yachtsman of the Year award. The British sailor is an accomplished Olympian, America’s Cup skipper and a UK National Champion in multiple classes.…

Teh REv Bob Shepton wearing an orange coat and black hat

The Reverend Bob Shepton, who has spent decades sailing and climbing in the high latitudes, has been honoured by the Ocean Cruising Club