Whether you’re looking for the best antifoul for your boat or want to find out about the rules and regulations for cruising, our expert boat advice section has got you covered. Browse by section below:

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Being the victim of boat theft is a nasty experience so we’ve got our top 10 tips on how to keep both your vessel and your belongings safe

Crossing the Channel

Is there any better feeling than crossing the English Channel in your own boat? Read our guide to crossing the Channel in your own boat below

Boat DIY

Winterising your craft might be time consuming but it's necessary to keep her protected during the cold season. We've put together a list of guidelines and asked surveyor and former…

Buying a boat in Europe

There’s a lot to consider when buying a boat in Europe. In the first of our four-part feature, we explain how to go about finding a reputable seller and what…


Anchoring can be daunting, but once achieved can make for some of the most relaxing trips on board. Read our simple guide to anchoring for some useful tips

Liferaft from HMS Penguin

Kitting your boat out with the full safety rig isn't cheap, but for the peace of mind that you and your family are safe at sea, it’s worth every penny…

Rules and regulations

You’re ready to slip the lines, the engine’s ticking, lifejackets are on, and breakables are stowed, but are you really prepared for cruising abroad?

Winston Churchill bends to stroke Blackie, ship's cat on HMS Prince of Wales, 1941

Who wouldn’t want their furry friend on their nautical travels? Make sure you comply with the regulations when taking pets on board before you leave


Faced with petrol or diesel, be realistic. Diesel engines have a reputation for greater reliability and safety, and at present for far cheaper fuel costs


What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various kinds of engine installation and which is best suited to your boating needs?

The sun is breaking through the clouds and winter has finally released its grip meaning there’s no better time to start preparing for the new boating season

boat safety

We outline the kit you should carry and the safety measures you should take to ensure you can cruise without concern

It doesn’t have to cost the earth to learn to sail – we’ve worked out three plans for different budgets

Motor boats

Looking to get into motor boats? Discover the options available that’ll see you out on the water in no time