Duncan Kent

Duncan Kent

Duncan Kent is a well-known and widely respected yachting journalist who has been writing for a wide selection of UK and international sailing magazines over the past 30 years.

During his career as an accomplished sailor, author and photographer, Duncan has been Editor of Sailing Today magazine, Sail Editor for Boat International and Technical Editor for Yachting Monthly.

In addition, he has researched and written a wealth of technical reports and boat reviews for Yachting World, Sail Magazine, Practical Boat Owner and a wide range of other publications and websites.

Duncan is also one of the most experienced boat testers in the UK, having sailed literally hundreds of new and used yachts over four decades of sailing, during which time he has amassed a wealth of practical and technical knowledge on yachts of all types and sizes, from 14ft to 250ft in length.

He has owned a wide range of cruising yachts over the years and has cruised extensively with his family, as well as successfully completing an Atlantic circuit.

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Earlier this year, the UK’s largest supplier of portable LPG cylinders, Calor, expressed its intention to discontinue its very popular 3.9kg propane and 4.5kg butane cylinders. However, after much pleading…

Every boat I have ever owned has had at least one leaking window or hatch at some point and, from experience, no amount of temporary bodging has ever succeeded in…

A man trying to trouble shoot marine electrics problems with a volt meter

After engine breakdowns, electrical failure is the second most common reason for a yacht becoming stranded. Duncan Kent explains how to troubleshoot problems with your marine electrics

Virtually all barometers are now electronic and many are now complete digital weather stations capable of providing extensive meteorological data, the likes of which only a professional forecaster would have…

Those who do lots of sailing, such as blue water cruisers, will benefit from the additional capacity of lithium boat batteries, powered by a number of sources

With ever-increasing power demands on today’s cruising yachts, Duncan Kent looks at lithium boat batteries and explains what’s needed to guarantee a safe and trouble-free system

The ubiquitous T-shirt is ideal for summer sailing, being inexpensive, cool, easily washed, and available in an endless choice of colours with a plethora of attractive graphic designs or witty…