Best boats of the 1990s
Yacht design by decade – Rupert Holmes on the boats that survived the great recession and the growth of production engineering

Used boat test: 25-footer
Peter Poland relives his youth by getting behind the tiller of a classic wooden Wind Elf Mk1

Hebridean summer
The beautiful islands and sun-kissed beaches of Scotland’s Western Isles

How to live aboard for less
Ever fancied being a sea gypsy? Here’s how to manage it on a
limited budget

Inland waterways advice
Twenty top tips for cruising the canals and waterways of Britain
and Europe

Paint like a pro
The DIY way to getting a superyacht paint finish on your yacht

Build your own skiff
Sheathing then turning the hull during a Western Skiff home build

How to spearfish
Fishing from your boat doesn’t just mean sitting around

Beginners needlework
Create a canvas ditty bag

Veneering a cabin sole
The cost effective way of replacing expensive teak and holly stripe soleboards

Westerly Centaur refit
Replacing a leaking water tank, hoses and pump

Practical projects
Reviving a seized outboard and sucking debris from a tank

Rescued by the French Navy
Prop wrap sees a PBO reader facing the prospect of either being swept ashore or into busy shipping lanes

Marina spotlight
Where will you sail to this summer? A guide to popular marinas and facilities in the British Isles

Norfolk Broads with two dogs and a cat as crew
The trials and tribulations – and the fun – of sailing with your pets