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Pass Your Yachtmaster

by David Fairhall

Aimed at helping students through their shore-based Yachtmaster course,

this fourth edition covers the essentials of the RYA syllabus, arranged

and highlighted to make revising easier. Providing tips on exam


The Boat Maintenance Bible: Refit, Improve and Repair with the Experts

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Boat Maintenance Bible is

the complete, up to date, user-friendly guide to maintenance for

yachts, motorboats and dinghies. Explanations are illustrated with

step-by-step exploded diagrams and helpful colour...

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power: A Manual for the Rya Yachtmaster? Certificates of Competence

by Alison Noice

This lively, helpful, study guide contains all the elements of the revised Yachtmaster course and is an invaluable reference.

Pass Your Day Skipper

by David Fairhall & Mike Peyton

Both concise and comprehensive, this out-and-out 'crammer' covers all the essentials of the RYA Day Skipper syllabus, arranged and highlighted to make revising easier and now updated and expanded for the fifth...

Titanic on Trial

by Nic Compton

In the words of those who survived the sinking, this is the story of the Titanic's

final hours, taken from the transcripts of the British inquiry and

specially rearranged into chronological order to present the...

The Seabreeze Handbook: The Marvel of Seabreezes and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

by Alan Watts

This practical handbook helps seafarers - from dinghy racers to cruising yachtsmen - predict and capitalise on seabreezes, the fickle lifeblood of sailing.

Your First Channel Crossing: Planning, Preparing and Executing a Successful Passage, for Sail and Power

by Andy Du Port

An invaluable handholding guide that takes the first-time Channel crossing boater through every step of the journey, from pre-planning to reaching their destination.

Crash Test Boat: How Yachting Monthly Took a 40ft Boat Through 8 Disaster Scenarios

by Paul Gelder

The crew at Yachting Monthly take a boat through eight major disasters and lessons they learned from them, so you don't have to: jury rig, major leaks, grounding, capsize, dismasting, sinking, fire, explosion....

The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines

by Tim Bartlett

In clear, jargon-free English The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines explains how a diesel engine works,

and how to look after it, and takes into account developments in

engine technology. Includes helpful tables...

Can Squid Fly?: Answers to a Host of Fascinating Questions about the Sea and Sea Life

by Tony Rice

Marine expert Tony Rice rises to the challenge of tackling more of

those questions about the sea, sea life and man's relationship with the

oceans that you always wanted answered, but never had someone to ask.

Skipper vs Crew / Crew vs Skipper

by Tim Davison

This brilliantly original humorous giftbook lets battle commence between skippers and crew. Opened from one direction it shows what skippers really think of useless crew. Opened from the other it shows what...

Dag Pike's Cruising Under Sail

by Dag Pike

Many sailboat owners undertake cruises in their boats, travelling from one port to another, sometimes on a day trip and sometimes for a week or two. The aim of this book is to give novices the information to...

Replacing Your Boat's Engine

by Mike Westin

A practical, step-by-step illustrated guide to replacing a boat's engine, aimed at the DIY boat repairer or builder who wants less theory, and more instructive hand-holding detail.

The Boat Repair Bible

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Boat Repair Bible is

the complete, up to date, user-friendly guide to repair for

motorboats, sailboats, dinghies and outboards. Explanations are illustrated with

step-by-step exploded diagrams and helpful colour...

The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors

by Tim Bartlett

Aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics, this book

explains how even the most sophisticated of modern outboards use simple

processes to convert fuel to power. A boon to anyone who puts to sea


How to Snog a Hagfish!: Disgusting Things in the Sea

by Jonathan Eyers

From fish that eat dead skin and sharks that prey on reindeer to eels

that can turn seawater into slime and jellyfish with tentacles as long

as a train carriage, this book explores the most bizarre, the most


Go Dinghy Sailing

by Bloomsbury Publishing

This book will inspire novices of all ages and guide them through what they need to learn to start sailing.

Pacific Odyssey

by Gwenda Cornell

Gwenda Cornell - wife of long-distance cruising guru Jimmy - describes their fascinating travels by yacht in the South Pacific: the remote and beautiful islands, and the quality of life, history and culture...

Team Spirit: Life and Leadership on One of the World's Toughest Yacht Races

by Brendan Hall

Brendan Hall was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the Clipper Race, yet his win was no accident. His no-holds-barred account is revealing and instructive, with valuable lessons in leadership and...

Phoenix from the Ashes: The Boat that Rebuilt Our Lives

by Justin Ruthven-Tyers

The unique and unusual story of a couple who, having lost everything in a devastating housefire, started a new life afloat - by building their own classic sailing yacht and living aboard in the beautiful remote...