The process of buying a boat – be it new or second hand – can be a minefield, but these comprehensive guides will equip you with a wealth of valuable, sensible advice to help you select the right type of yacht or motorboat within budget, maximising your pleasure afloat.
Owners will gain expert advice on topics including:
- the type of boat best suited to their needs
- types of motorboat – their pros and cons
- setting your budget – how the costs break down
- the key elements of surveys – what to look out for
- the legal requirements – choosing the appropriate insurance
- finding a mooring or berth in the UK or abroad
Lively, modern and attractive and illustrated with colour photographs throughout, these guides are packed with checklists and insights from real owners who share their experiences. Armed with this book, would-be boat owners are far more likely to end up with the right boat for them!
Barry Pickthall is an award winning yachting journalist, photographer and author. A former boat builder and naval architect, he was yachting correspondent for The Times for 20 years, and he has written 18 books about sailing, including Blue Water Sailing and Going Foreign, both published by Adlard Coles Nautical.