How-to

  1. 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

  2. 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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  4. 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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  7. How-To / Buying & Selling

    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

  8. 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

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat words: understanding boating terminology

    Gary Reich
    May 7, 2018

    Wishing your understood the language of boating and yachting? Read our beginners' guide to the most commonly heard boat words out on the water. …Read More

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat partnerships and boat syndicates

    Rupert Holmes
    May 3, 2018

    Why is boat share growing in popularity and what are the advantages and pitfalls? We explain how boat partnerships and syndicates work. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Hydraulic steering for outboards

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 18, 2018

    If you're upgrading your steering, here are some key points to remember about hydraulic system installation and maintenance. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat maintenance: how to look after your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 10, 2018

    Boat maintenance doesn't have to be time consuming, but a well-planned programme is essential for retaining your boat's value and ensuring reliability. …Read More

  15. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to choose your first yacht

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 4, 2018

    The more accurately you can picture ideal sailing location, wind conditions and crew, the easier it is to choose your first yacht. …Read More

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