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How to avoid expensive mistakes when you buy a new or second-hand yacht. 

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Icom IC-M35We review the Icom IC-M35 handheld.  Read the full review here.

GMDSS A User's Handbook

By Denise Bréhaut

GMDSS A user's handbook








The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its geographical position. Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.



SafaSail HatThe SafaSail Hard Hat looks just like a sailing cap, but will help protect you if you get a bang to the head.  See our review here - latest news


ShipShape Pro for iPad

A new yacht management App has been launched by the yachting software company 'Intelligent Maintenance' for use on the iPad. ShipShape Pro is a development of the popular 'ShipShape Sailboat' used by many leisure yachtsmen.  From Fleet Management to individual leisure yacht management, the software will do a lot more than help you run a professional maintenance programme for your yacht.

Adrian Stanway, a yachtsman and owner of Intelligent Maintenance, writes: "ShipShape Pro was produced at the request of customers who asked for an iPad app to help them manage and maintain their boats. A number of our customers were directly involved in the design and testing process".

ShipShape Pro is for use by individuals, boat maintenance professionals, charter companies and boatyards. Its modular design means that all of its features work for any type or size of craft.

Read more: ShipShape Pro for iPad

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