Sam Fortescue

It is the Japanese engine specialist’s first foray into ally-hulled inflatables, and the YAM aluminium Rib boats are designed to complement its existing line of small outboard motors. Yamaha launched…

Best Marine diesel engines are essential for any boat

Modern marine diesel engines may look very similar to the large, noisy, oily chunks of iron of yesteryear, but a lot has changed under the bonnet, says Sam Fortescue

‘Like the shift from wooden spars to alloy spars after the Second World War, we are moving to carbon spars and composite boat rigging for cruising boats,’ says well-known surveyor…

A Victoria 34 sailing

Updating your instruments, and the data you can see on them, needn't cost the earth. Sam Fortescue investigates how to upgrade your boat's tech without spending a fortune

Atlantic circuit

Sam and Alexandra Fortescue share the knowledge and experience they gained on a one-year Atlantic circuit from the UK to the Caribbean, and back home via New York