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The True Cost of Boat Ownership

In this article we’ll look at capital costs, depreciation, mooring, insurance, maintenance, disposal and more. By examining these areas in more detail, you will be able to determine the true running costs of any boat you are considering purchasing.  …

Skippering is a journey, not a destination

We‘ve been thinking about the different stages of learning new boating skills and techniques, because improving your skills on the water never stops.  How do you plan to continue your journey as a skipper? Learning doesn’t end in the classroom,…

The ultimate comparison guide to ownership, charter and boat share

When it comes to getting out on the water, whether you want to set sail or power up the engine, it can be hard to understand all the options and come up with something that suits your experience level, your…

Boating detox: A trip to Sark

Arriving by inflatable dinghy at the stone steps of a wild and remote bay on the island of Sark was the defining moment of the trip for me. The adventure had really begun now and Sark was, well, magical.  …

The most important reason we sail – A trip to Mupe Bay

It’s fair to say that Vince Salva has caught the boating bug. Whenever he can, he escapes the city to Hamble on the South coast and heads out to sea. He takes a kit bag and enough supplies to last…

The True Cost of Boat Ownership

Use our simple 4 step boat ownership cost calculator to examine the annual running costs of any boat you are considering purchasing. Alternatively read our article below for a breakdown and analysis of the key strands of financial commitment that…