How-to

  1. 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

  2. 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

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  4. 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

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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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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  12. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Use a broker, dealer or selling your boat privately

    Carol Cronin
    Jan 1, 2015

    Benefits and points for careful consideration for each option in selling a boat. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat survey advice before selling a boat

    Carol Cronin
    Jan 1, 2015

    A survey helps to determine the overall condition of your boat and can also establish an actual value. Having an up-to-date and objective opinion of the condition of your boat and its value will help …Read More

  15. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to select your advertising package on boats.com

    Carol Cronin
    Jan 1, 2015

    Based on your needs, desired time frame, type of boat, select the right package for selling your boat. …Read More

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