Are you just getting your sea legs under you, or are happy to hold others up and welcome them to the infinitely varied world of boats? Do you love life on the water for its simplicity and prefer spending each day listening to the water lap against the hull? Or are you the type always immersed in a boat project, researching and acquiring the latest nautical gadgets?

Whatever the case, perhaps it’s time to gain deeper understanding and insight into your boating personality. As always, the editors at are anticipating your needs. Take our short quiz, and in your results you’ll find links to articles tailored to your interest.

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What type of boater are you? A captain? A sea sponge? Take our fun boating quiz to find out.

If the results don’t seem right for you tomorrow, take this fun boating quiz again. If you’re like the rest of us, every day in boating has a new adventure in store.

Want to find out more about boating, getting your family involved or learning more? Try Choosing a boat: which boat is right for me or Get your family boating in 6 steps. If you're interested in buying or selling, read our essential guides; Buy a boat: first-time buyers’ guide and Sell my boat: the ultimate boat selling guide.

Written by: Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson is the editor of Yachts & Yachting Magazine and the founder of Creating Waves. A keen racer, she has sailed all her life, and started writing about the subject whilst studying journalism at university. Dinghies and small keelboats are her first loves, but she has cruised and raced a huge variety of boats in locations across the world.