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... and more!

A thames sailing barge with spritsails with red sails sailing on the sea

There’s a lot to be said for owning small boats and chartering big ones...Clive Marsh looks at spritsails, snotters and leeboards

The Translated 9 crew sailed from Southampton to Cape Town in 40 days, 13 hours and 48 minutes

The crew of the Swan 65, Translated 9 have won the first leg of the Ocean Globe Race, arriving in Cape Town after racing 7,305 nautical miles over 40 days

A double boat bunk made out of wood

Richard Rogers rethinks his twin V-berths to double configuration ‘without that annoying triangular insert’ aboard his Morgan Giles 30

A diver applying a protective marking solution to a bronze cannon on the Klein Hollandia protected wreck site. Credit: MSDS Marine/Martin Davies

For the first time in the UK, artefacts including cannons are being forensically marked underwater on some of the 57 Protected Wreck Sites in English waters which have the highest…

An RM890 yacht being sailed at sea

If you want an easy-to-handle performance cruiser that stands out from the crowd, have a look at the RM890, suggests David Harding

Anchoring single handed is easy in an empty anchorage but gets harder as more boats anchor

Ben Meakins tries out some methods for dropping and recovering the anchor for singlehanded sailors in crowded anchorages