A yellow and red narrowboat on a stretch of a canal

From April 2018, the cost of a Canal and River Trust boat licence will rise by 3%. The announcement comes as feedback is sought on the future of the national boat licence

The sun is breaking through the clouds and winter has finally released its grip on Britain – meaning there’s no better time to start preparing for the new boating season. We’ve rounded up some tips to get you set for the sailing season

This boat name comes from the Charles Dicken;s charter

Boat insurance company MS Amlin is asking people to submit their stories and photographs about boat names for a chance to win tickets to the Southampton Boat Show

man falling out of a boat

We all know what 'going overboard', 'being overwhelmed', 'binging' and 'posh' mean, but did you know that these terms all have maritime origins? We pick our favourite nautical phrases used in everyday language

1980 boat-themed films

In no particular order, we've pulled together some of the best sailing and boat-themed films of the 1980s. Vote, and let us know which one is your favourite!