A yellow and red narrowboat on a stretch of a canal

It’s that time of year when many narrowboaters moor their vessels and hang up their boating shoes for Christmas. However, planning is essential before leaving your boat in the water…

smartphone with apps

These days there are some truly fantastic apps for sailors and boaters. From weather and tides forecast, route planners and marine traffic, to knot guides and real time language translation,…

Guernsey

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

A motor yacht following a hurricane

As a boat owner, the last thing on your mind when you set sail is that you might need to make an insurance claim. Here's how to prepare for the…

Mutiny on the Bounty

Whether the boat is as much a protagonist as the actors in the film, such as in African Queen, or some of the most memorable scenes take place on it,…

boat called Therapy on water

The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) have unveiled the most popular boat names for 2018. Has the name of your craft made the list?

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

Dreamboats Canvas

America's Cup World Series' sailors tell YBW what their dream boat is. What is yours? Maybe you would like to helm a Whitbread winner like Steinlager 2, or be at…