Yachting Monthly tests the latest and most vital bits of boating gear

There is a wide range of tidal apps available, but choose carefully, as not all provide the same coverage

Tidal data is getting easier and cheaper to download. Sam Fortescue reviews the latest options in an increasingly crowded market and choses the best tidal apps for sailors

Best weather apps. A man holding a smart phone with a weather app open on it

Weather data is getting easier and cheaper to download. Sam Fortescue reviews the latest options and chooses the best weather apps for sailors

A man trying to trouble shoot marine electrics problems with a volt meter

After engine breakdowns, electrical failure is the second most common reason for a yacht becoming stranded. Duncan Kent explains how to troubleshoot problems with your marine electrics

A diesel engine air system

Every sailor needs to understand how their diesel engine works. In the second of this series, we look at the diesel engine air system