This month's tips on improving efficiency on deck and with furlers and reefing systems will make windward legs much easier, plus there's a trio of remarkable restorations: inspiring projects on…

Pick up a copy of the April issue of PBO (on sale 20 Feb) and see for yourself why everyone is raving about the Coast 250 from Swallow Boats –…

Pre-season DIY mast checks, a pair of extended coastal adventures – power and sail – plus 10 top tips for how to live aboard with your pets.

Is your boat set up for safety? What essential equipment do you need for coastal and harbour cruising anyway? Find out all this and more in the February issue of…

January 2020 issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine

Would your boat fit in a shipping container? Find out how one PBO reader shipped his beloved fin-keeled 22-footer, plus top tips from the professionals on the woodworking tools you…

Essential Maintenance - 7 ways to keep your boat shipshape. PBO December 2019 issue

Confessions of a maintenance dodger, 10 things I learned buying an old boat and a handy buyer's checklist for viewing boats for sale. All this and more in the December…

Have you got your heart set on a new or second-hand boat? Pick up a copy of the latest PBO for some essential boat-buying tips, plus there's DIY keel fixing,…

Cover image PBO Sept19 issue

Engine maintenance and reliability is a pipedream for many sailors – hopefully we can help in this issue, plus the launch of Nigel Irens designed 14ft skiff and plenty of…

This month we concentrate on small boats in a big way, plus 30 pages of practical content and some great ideas for getting your children reading nautical fiction over the

An epic GRP motorboat restoration plus one couple's summer trip around Scotland and the final instalment of decade-defining yachts

This month sees the return of the PBO Project Boat, 24 pages of practicals and a chance to get inside the mind of a surveyor as he reports on two…

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


Free plans for building your own Nigel Irens 14-footer, and more, in the latest issue of PBO

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Sleep easy at anchor - a twin-hook anchoring technique to keep you safe in the roughest storm - in the latest issue of PBO


Popular classics! 11 great yachts and what they cost today (part 1 post war and 1950s) in the latest issue of PBO

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How DIY two-pack paint can make your boat shine and save £££s, a guide to used boat shows, and more!

Dec 2018 cover

Reviving a 40-year-old family Contessa, stolen ideas from the superyacht yards, plus how to descale loo pipes


We show you how to tackle everyday electrics: basic wiring skills, multimeters and more