The Books

Getting Afloat in a sports boat or RIB is the complete guide to buying, owning and using a sportsboat or RIB. Chapters take you through every step, from the first decision as to which type or size of boat is best for you, which engines you should choose, then the right equipment to buy. F

inance, training, and your first trip — every chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in their field. If you want to try your hand at waterskiing, or even racing, we tell you how. If you want to take your boat abroad, we tell you the regulations, and tips, and the best places to go. Finally we tell you how to look after your craft and protect your investment, to ensure years of trouble-free boating. This is the only book you will need to take your first steps afloat, and the one you will refer to for years afterwards.


• Which boat

• Buying new and secondhand

• Engines

• Equipping your boat

• Finance & insurance

• Electronics

• Training

• The first trip

• Waterskiing

• Trailing

• Where to go

• Going abroad

• Racing

• Maintenance