Arens Motors Syprop can run on petrol or methanol and provides 14.3hp of thermal drive, 4kW of power generation and 5kW (6.5hp) of electric drive

Retrofitting a marine hybrid propulsion system can offer quiet motoring, precision docking and regeneration under sail. Jake Kavanagh explains

A Duchy 27 motor launch with a red hull

The Duchy 27 started life as a Aquila 27 before being tweaked by Cockwells Modern and Classic Boatbuilding. David Harding puts the motor launch through its paces

A man reversing a yacht to a pile mooring

Picking up a pile mooring can be a challenge – especially in a tidal harbour. David Harding explains how it’s done

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

A yacht with red sails

Designed for safe family boating under sail, or or power, but taken long distance by intrepid sailors, Clive Marsh looks at the Drascombe and Devon Luggers and the Dabber

A white yacht moored by a pontoon

PBO reader Will Kerr has an old dynastart and wants to know if it will be able to charge his batteries. Stu Davies has the answer

A pulpit of a yacht

Alan England explores how to board a boat safely after falling overboard from his Moody 376

The BAJAO Cabin SUP tent is suitable for an overnight camp or for seeking shelter from bad weather

A SUP tent allows you to extend your time on the water while paddling. Rupert Holmes looks at the BAJAO Cabin