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?

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?

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


Getting into sailing is not only great fun, but this exciting hobby also acts as good exercise, depending on what boat you’re in

Engine checks

Discover the engine checks you need to in order to keep her ticking over nicely

sail care

A suit of sails doesn’t come cheap these days so we’ve outlined a number of sail care tips to help prolong their life

Antifoul DIY Safe Antifouling Initiative

Get your boat into shape ahead of the new season with our guide to antifouling

Your technical questions answered

Seajet have produced a 60 page catalogue containing product information and extensive application advice. Please request one from your local retailer or country distributor.

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Work out how much anti-foul paint and primer you need for your boat with our online calculator

Set a budget for buying your boat

When buying a boat there are some key steps you should follow to make sure you get the perfect boat for your needs. Here you'll find Motor Boats Monthly's top…

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Wind power all starts with the sun. When the Sun heats up a certain area of land, the air around that land mass absorbs some of that heat. At a…

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