How-to

  1. How-To

    Best boating dogs

    Alex Smith
    Jul 23, 2018

    If you want to share your boat with a dog that will genuinely enjoy the experience, you need to make a well-informed choice. Alex Smith steers you in the right direction. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Outboard engine buying

    Alex Smith
    Jul 9, 2018

    With a bewildering array of outboard engines now available, it pays to know what you’re after. Alex Smith outlines the choices …Read More

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    Boat insurance

    Alex Smith
    Jul 2, 2018

    Top advice about finding the perfect yacht or boat insurance deal in this essential boat insurance guide. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Buying a narrowboat

    Alex Smith
    Jun 21, 2018

    Fancy buying a narrowboat? Alex Smith helps you get started with a thorough guide to the types of boat and making the right choice …Read More

  8. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat valuations: how to price a boat for sale

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 18, 2018

    Make a correct call on your boat valuation and you will save time selling your boat. …Read More

  9. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat ownership costs and budgeting

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 11, 2018

    How much does it cost to run a boat? Find out with the boats.com guide to budgeting for boat owners. …Read More

  10. How-To

    Get your family boating

    Gael Pawson
    Jun 7, 2018

    Looking to introduce your partner to boating? Keen that your child will grow up an avid sailor? Here you will find a host of ideas and vital advice to help you succeed in your aim to become a boating family. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to prepare a boat for sale

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 4, 2018

    How to maximise your chances of a smooth, hassle-free sale - use this handy guide to prepare your boat for sale. …Read More

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    Boat membership and fractional ownership schemes

    Rupert Holmes
    May 24, 2018

    Whatever size of boat you'd like to own, however deep your pockets, sometimes it doesn't make sense to buy your own boat. Many people are converting to new fractional owner schemes that allow members increased flexibility and remove most of the hassle-factor of owning a boat. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat anchors

    Alex Smith
    May 17, 2018

    It may not be the most glamorous piece of kit, but a well-chosen anchor can bring a new dimension to your boat life. We explain the vital basics. …Read More

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