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!

lindau harbour at Christmas

What could be more enchanting than a doing a spot of Christmas shopping on a sailing ship on Lake Constance? If you are looking for a festive break this December, look no further than 'Bodensee' and celebrate Yule visiting the beautiful markets of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Best boat-themed of the 1990s

The 90s gave us some memorable boat-themed film classics. The Hunt for Red October kept us glued to the screen and there was not a dry eye in the cinema when Titanic came out. But which one is the best film of the 90s? Take our poll and vote for…

Elland Bridge July 2016

The Elland Bridge, which was damaged during the 2015 Boxing Day floods in West Yorkshire, is being rebuilt with original features. The canal through Elland has now reopened.