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

    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

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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to choose your first yacht

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 5, 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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  12. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat surveys: an essential guide

    Alex Smith
    Mar 29, 2018

    It might not be the first thing on your mind, but a boat survey might actually prove to be the best money you ever spend. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Choose the right powerboat

    Alex Smith
    Mar 26, 2018

    We help smooth your path to buying the powerboat that best matches your needs... …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Fitting out your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 19, 2018

    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

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