How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat fitting out: 15 best tips

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 23, 2015

    As Spring has sprung, it's time to dust off your boat and get stuck into some serious pre-season boat maintenance. Here are our top 15 must do jobs. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Is there any logic to owning a boat?

    Paul Grimes
    Mar 15, 2015

    Paul Grimes questions his motives for buying, selling or even owning a boat. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    How to berth safely: wind against tide

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 10, 2015

    Rupert Holmes explains how to master wind against tide conditions and berth safely every time. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Gas safety onboard: guide for yachts and powerboats

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 5, 2015

    A modern gas safety system may cost a bit for a proper installation, but should be relatively inexpensive to maintain. …Read More

  8. How-To / Buying & Selling

    VAT on boats: a guide

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 2, 2015

    When it comes to buying a secondhand boat, it's crucial that you know where you stand with regards to VAT, otherwise you could find yourself seriously out of pocket. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Risk taking in the Volvo Ocean Race

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 21, 2015

    Are we seeing a new dynamic in the Volvo Ocean Race? Rupert Holmes looks at the race leaderboard and where some teams are opting to take calculated risks. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    How to choose and install boat heating

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 11, 2015

    Rupert Holmes helps you to choose the best heating system for your yacht or power boat and runs through how to install it. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to inspect a second-hand boat before buying

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 27, 2015

    Take the opportunity to inspect a second-hand boat yourself before commissioning a survey or making an offer, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to dispose of an old fibreglass boat

    Rob Melotti
    Jan 14, 2015

    There are a few free ways to properly dispose of an old fibreglass boat, but it may cost money as well. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Powerboat simulator online: practice makes perfect

    Rob Melotti
    Jan 8, 2015

    If you're worried that your docking skills are getting rusty take a few minutes to try out this powerboat simulator. …Read More

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