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.

Newlyn expanded Panama Canal opens on 26 June

The long awaited expansion of the Panama Canal has now opened. Thousands of people watched the first ship make its inaugural trip along the waterway.

Microsoft's Paul Allen's yacht MV Tatoosh causes coral reef damage, perilous pair of yachtsmen ask for help for the ninth time in seven months, and Fairline is bought out of administration. Read this week's news in YBW's handy bite-sized format.

boat hits monster waves

Faced with rough seas and monster waves, the crews of these ships show some incredible seamanship. Take a look at the dramatic footage.

exterior and interior of La Sultana superyacht

Used during the Cold War to unofficially spy on Britain and the US, the vessel has now been turned into a luxury superyacht. Take a look at all the pictures of her stunning interior here.