Liferaft

Do manufacturers abide by the self-regulating ISO 9650 liferaft standard? Does the standard go far enough? Chris Beeson tests six liferafts to find out

Antifoul

Some countries are threatening to ban the use of copper in antifouling by 2020 – but will other products take up the challenge? Duncan Kent reports

Maintenance

Got that nagging feeling there's some maintenance you’ve forgotten to do before putting her to bed for the winter? Duncan Kent helps to jog your memory

Anchor lights

Still relying on an old hurricane lamp at anchor? Duncan Kent tests the latest electric anchor lights

These tiny LED lights are self-adhesive patches which can be attached to any lifejacket – where the bladder is separate from the case. When the LEDs lights illuminate, the whole…

Heater

A decent heater can transform winter sailing. Graham Snook finds out how the professionals go about installing a boat heater