Boat ventilation is essential if you plan to stay onboard a yacht, especially in winter when heaters are in use

Proper boat ventilation and a decent carbon monoxide alarm are essential for any yacht with accommodation, says Ben Sutcliffe-Davies

When was the last time you checked the expiry date on your gas hose? Credit: Ben Sutcliffe Davies

Your boat is full of hoses for many different purposes, many of them critical to essential onboard functions, and even keeping your boat afloat. Make sure they are fit for…

A seacock on a Bavaria Vision 42

After discovering a range of popular misconceptions online, Ben Sutcliffe-Davies explains the importance of fully understanding your seacocks and whether they are fit for purpose

Make sure you check your stern gear

Maintaining a saildrive is just as important as caring for the engine itself. Dennison Berwick explains how to give your stern gear some much-needed attention