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,…

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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!

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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

Brilliant ideas from the Golden Globe race and top tips from Honda on maintaining 4-stroke outboards, plus build your own daysailer with Nic Compton.


Join the SAIL REVOLUTION: high tech cloth for everyday cruisers, point higher, cruise faster, save £££, plus Bluebird K3 restoration

Prepare your boat for the adventure of a lifetime – a cruise round Britain – and the PBO Seadog Special: your guide to getting the ship's dog ready for a


On test: new Crabber 24. See what happened when we put the Mk 5 version through the wringer, and more!

Safe sailing strategies and practical ideas, this month, including a step-by-step to repairing spongy foam-cored decks and how to epoxy sheathe a small powerboat hull...

Grab a copy of the June issue of Practical Boat Owner magazine for summer DIY tips, a used boat comparison test between the Feeling 36 & 39 plus so much