Jim Mottram in Reservation

An emergency boarding ladder became essential kit for intrepid small boat cruiser Jim Mottram after he was knocked overboard while anchoring

Choose right anchor

Which of the many anchor designs is best for your boat? Vyv Cox helps you choose the best anchor for your style of cruising

Bodywarmer with buoyancy

If you’re Christmas shopping for the sailor in your life or looking to drop a hint, Duncan Kent and Colin Jarman have some great festive ideas

Miraculous galley

It’s one thing to build a new boat, quite another to design a genuinely new feature that solves a problem on board. Graham Snook picks his favourite new ideas from…

Me & my boat

Former builder Pat Boon 
has been fascinated by boats since childhood. He welcomes Bob Aylott aboard his 26ft Westerly Griffon, sings him 
a poem and tells him about 
his love…