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Practical Boat Owner is the UK’s best selling sailing magazine. Established over 40 years ago and published 13 times a year its mission is to inform readers on how best to maintain and use their boat.
Packed with practical know how from buying a boat to modifying, repairing, restoring or kitting out with the latest electronic equipment, PBO has it covered. There is also a comprehensive listing section featuring the latest pre owned boats and equipment for sale as well as other marine services.

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The available subscription periods for Practical Boat Owner magazine are 1 month or 1 year and your subscription will start with the latest available issue.

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Version 6.0.2

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Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

21 Ratings

21 Ratings

A good read on paper or tablet


This is a magazine with plenty for the DIY sailor to read. Some of the writers are well known for their advice and knowledge. There is a good ratio of articles to advertising which has blighted many other upmarket magazines. I prefer the paper version on my saloon table but use the online version if away from the uk.
As for the price it is fair for carefully edited content. Free online information is all very well but it varies widely in quality and not always reliable.

App rated


The app is easy to use with only one snag that when double tapped to magnify. It doesn't remember this when turning to the next page.

PBO continues to be a useful and entertaining publication which the app helps by reducing paper copies, I do miss them but I miss the clutter more. It would be useful to subscribe and get both so that occasionally on an isolated mooring one could plan ahead by having the hard copy to hand. It would only take a simple coupon to prove subscription handed in to the newsagents or supermarket.

Oh no - backward move


This used to work okay (late delivery accepted). Update has added nothing and taken a step, or two, backward. No longer fits to screen on my (old) iPad. Opens and presents with details of the latest magazine available, rather than the one I am still reading. Go to open the previous version and it starts again at the front page rather than remember where I was in the magazine. This is such a fundamental error as to almost make the app unusable again. Please sort this out asap - remember where I have got to in each magazine as a minimum.... (hard copy excluded!)


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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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In-App Purchases
  1. Practical Boat Owner Magazine Subscriptions £3.99
  2. Practical Boat Owner Magazine Subscriptions £33.99
  3. PBO Skippers' Handbook £2.99


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