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

Secret 20

Casting a critical eye over the project boat’s lines, David Pugh and Ben Meakins set to work filling and fairing to make the hull smooth

Secret 20

Chine in your hands: PBO takes a turn at shaping the project boat’s bilge. David Pugh reports

Secret 20

We’ve made great progress this month, and as a result the hull skin is now complete, save for a lot of fairing – but that’s for another month! Ben Meakins…

Secret 20

This month, the Secret’s structure is finished off with the addition of bottom stringers, bevelled chine battens and forefoot cheek pieces. Ben Meakins reports

Secret 20_Gunwales

Strong and stable: PBO’s Secret 20 is strengthened before being turned in the next step of her construction. David Pugh reports

Project Boat Secret 20

With the addition of her 6mm ply hull panels, PBO’s Secret 20 starts to look less like basketwork and more like a boat. David Pugh reports

Project Boat Secret 20

This month’s project boat tasks include fitting laminated deck beams and reinforcing the chainplates. Ben Meakins reports

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.

Project Boat Secret 20

Building a kit boat is a bit like a child’s dot-to-dot drawing. See the full set of articles: Building the Secret 20 kit boat with PBO. The framework is made…

Project Boat Secret 20

It’s time for PBO’s Secret 20 kit boat to be equipped with a beneficial set of hatches. David Pugh reports