December 2023 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine

How to sell your boat and get the best price, long term test of electric outboards, our view of the new Hanse 348, DIY spinnaker repair, how to ensure your fridge doesn’t waste precious energy... and more!

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How to sell your boat (so you can spend more on your next one!)

Broker and surveyor tips to avoid the pitfalls and get the best price

Electric outboard long-term tested

Remote-steered and tiller models tested

Short on crew?

Duncan Kent chooses the best boats for easy handling – sail and power

Rudder safety checks

Keeping a rudder in fine fettle

Galley makeover

Transforming the boat’s kitchen

Helm steering service

Curing an hydraulic oil leak

Crazed portlights

Replacing acrylic boat windows

Make an efficient fridge

How to ensure your fridge doesn’t waste precious energy

Arctic paradise

The timeless beauty of Norway’s west coast and Lofoten Islands

Tried & tested

RescueME PLB3, Digital anemometer and Stubble & Co Adventure bag

New boat test: Hanse 348

Find out what we thought of this performance cruiser

Safer boating

Tips for making your time on the water as safe and stress-free as possible

Sloop sailing in the 1960s

Memories of a golden age

Ask the experts

Better diesel fuel, seal dilemma and heat exchanger repair

Repairing a spinnaker

Save £££ thousands on a replacement by mending it yourself. We show you how!

New gear

Latest displays from Raymarine, ICON’s latest VHF and more

Tideway 12

A seaworthy and stable craft that can be launched by hand from a trolley

Defence of the realm

Gunboat crews and convoy protection in World War II