Are electric inboard engines suitable for sailing boats? We ask three owners and profile a Plymouth ferry owner as well. Plus top tips on listening…
The RORC-recommended Quick-Stop method of getting back to a MOB.
‘Man overboard!’ It’s a cry that chills the blood. But most of us go sailing to relax and enjoy some time afloat, and even the most well-meaning of us will…
In the Summer 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
The real cost of engineering solutions to a problem that didn’t exist in the first place, muses PBO columnist Dave Selby.
Two people were electrocuted while moving their yacht in Scotland's Outer Hebrides when the mast hit live power lines
The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has suspended the search for the sailor lost overboard from the yacht Platino
One yachtsman was killed, another lost overboard and three rescued from the 65ft yacht Platino, in extreme conditions off the coast of New Zealand
A long-term, out-of-work, time-served plater from North Tyneside swapped his sofa for the slipway and hand-built a 50ft-long steel canal narrow boat.
The proposed changes are designed to mitigate cross-harbour flows, minimise sedimentation, improve navigation, and ensure sheltered dayboat mooring provision.
The solo sailor managed to pull his yacht clear of the rocks but then a damaged propeller left him drifting helplessly towards Yarmouth Pier.
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze which damaged a chandlery building at a Bursledon boatyard last night.
Debris found off the coast of Northern Ireland has been confirmed as belonging to the microlight aircraft that went missing with two people on board.
Breton Plotters are simple to use in practice, but tricky to explain on paper – it’s much easier if you have one in front of you as you follow the…
Two charged after cannabis worth thousands is found on a yacht at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
Detectives are today continuing their investigations into the death of two people on a boat in Wroxham, on the Norfolk Broads.
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Of the 168 UK coastal deaths in 2015, six of the fatalities involved motorboating, while 10 of the fatalities were linked to sailing.
GPS is not infallible, so it makes sense to know the basics of shaping a rough ‘course to steer’ on a paper chart, says Dick Everitt.
Skerries RNLI l found a 30ft pole tangled with some plastic barriers in waters off Bremore point in Balbriggan
With a summer holiday being firmly rooted in the French canals, Richard Hare agreed to have the family cat aboard. The plan cost less than keeping Polly in a cattery…