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The Moorings Ownership Programme allows you all the pleasure of owning a boat without the hassle

The benefits of the Moorings Ownership Programme are numerous, from cutting down the cost of ownership to delivering you a monthly income..it can also eliminate all running costs too!

Walrus are found in Svalbard all the year round. They are very sociable animals and live in colonies. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Sam Shrives contends with sea ice and an amorous walrus during a three-month cruise from Norway across the Barents Sea to Svalbard. The article was runner-up in the 2021 Brian…

After Brexit, UK cruisers will experience limitations when cruising in Europe

As Europe begins to open up again for cruising, Lu Heikell looks at the implications of Brexit on UK sailors cruising to the EU, and what steps they need to…

Boat VAT is liable on boats that have been cruised outside of the UK and EU for over three years

Yachting Monthly experts help you unravel the new regulations in relation to the thorny issue of VAT following the end of the Brexit transition period

The Garden of Evil film poster

The Garden of Evil examines the last days of Sir Peter Blake's life and whether his death was at the hands of organised criminals or was a tragic result of…

Was the Sutton Hoo Ship rowed or sailed? Building a replica of the vessel should answer this question once and for all. Credit: Daniel Fisher/Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company

82 years after the ghostly remains of the Sutton Hoo ship were discovered the debate still rages - was the longboat propelled by sail, oar or a mixture of both?…

Beryl and Miles Smeeton with their daughter, Clio and their pets board Tzu Hang. Credit: Clio Smeeton

Miles Smeeton and his wife, Beryl were cruising trailblazers. Their daughter Clio recalls a lifetime of sailing with her parents and in her own boats