Get 12.5% off and free standard delivery at Sailing Chandlery

Jun 10, 2019

Sailing Chandlery is a 5-star rated chandlery that provides quality sailing accessories with ...

Topics- Discounts

Exclusive MyBoat Discounts at Spinlock for GJW Policyholders

May 20, 2019

All GJW Direct policyholders that sign up to MyBoat will be able to acce...

Topics- Discounts

Motor Cruiser and Yacht Shows in 2019

Apr 9, 2019

Attending a motor cruiser and yacht show provides one of the best opportunities to compare boat b...

12 Tips to Protect Your Motor Cruiser From Theft

Apr 5, 2019

As with anything of value, you should take the relevant precautions to protect your motor cruiser...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

The Importance of Understanding Marine Forecasts

Apr 3, 2019

Though it’s become something of a quintessentially English tradition, there is still great value ...

6 of the Most Common Boat Insurance Claims & How to Avoid Them

Apr 2, 2019

Ultimately, insurance is an essential part of owning a boat, providing you with valuable protecti...

Topics- Tips, Insurance

Troubled Waters: What Does Brexit Mean for Boat Owners?

Apr 1, 2019

On 23rd June 2016, the UK officially voted to leave the EU – some two years later, the situation ...

Topics- Travel, News, Politics

6 of the Most Iconic Classic Motor Boats

Mar 28, 2019

Whilst many boats become outdated and defective after years of service, there are some that stand...

Topics- Classic Boats

How to Prepare Your Boat for the Start of the Season

Mar 27, 2019

After a long winter, it can be all too tempting to simply pull off the covers and launch your boa...

12 Things You Need to Know Before Buying A Second-Hand Boat

Mar 26, 2019

Buying a second hand boat has plenty of advantages over buying brand new – presuming it has been ...

Great Savings with MyBoat specifically for GJW Direct Customers at Pirates Cave Chandlery

Mar 25, 2019

Did you know that if you’re a policy holder with GJW Direct and sign up ...

Topics- Discounts

Don't Miss Out on our Exclusive February Discounts

Feb 14, 2019

If you didn’t already know, MyBoat is a free digital boat management system and ...

Topics- Discounts, MyBoat, Tips

How to Get Exclusive Offers with MyBoat

Feb 14, 2019

MyBoat is a free digital...

Topics- Discounts, MyBoat

Why It’s Important to Know Your Boat Running Costs

Nov 20, 2018

Knowing how much it costs to run your boat is vital. It’ll help y...

Topics- Running Cost, MyBoat

The Best Way to Store Your Boat Documents Online

Nov 18, 2018

Storing all your boat documentation in one place can be overwhelm...

Topics- Documents, MyBoat

How to Automate Boat Service and Renewal Reminders

Nov 16, 2018

Keeping on top of boat admin can be a challenging feat. But with ...

Topics- GJW Direct, MyBoat

Tips for Naming & Painting Your Narrowboat

Nov 14, 2018

It’s all in the name


The Best Floating Shops & Cafes

Nov 12, 2018

If you’re a narrowboat owner you’ll no doubt have heard of floati...

How to Make Your Barge Pet-Friendly

Nov 10, 2018

Making your barge a comfortable, roomy place to live can be a tas...

5 Tips for Staying Eco-Friendly on Your Narrowboat

Nov 8, 2018

Living on a narrowboat can be a very eco-friendly way of life. An...

Tips for Naming Your Narrowboat

Sep 15, 2018

Naming your narrowboat is arguably a right of passage, a momentous occasion, a call to action, a ...

RNLI and GJW Direct Lifejacket Clinic association announced

Sep 14, 2018

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution ...

How to Keep Your Narrowboat Running Costs Down

Jun 27, 2018

The running costs of a narrowboat does vary, and by the time you’ve calculated the insurance, lic...

10 Tips on How to Winterise Your Narrowboat

Jun 27, 2018

Prepping for the long winter months is no small task, but winterising your narrowboat is complete...

Incredible Interior Design Ideas for Your Narrowboat

Jun 27, 2018

Want to transform the interior design of your narrowboat? Although the space is limited (to say t...

6 Beautiful Narrowboat Holiday Routes in the UK

Jun 27, 2018

With over 2,000 miles of inland waterways flowing across Britain, these fluid highways are just w...

Tips for Modernising Your Narrowboat

Jun 27, 2018

Narrowboat owners take great pride in their vessels, usually painting the outsides with bright, a...

5 Things Every Narrowboat Owner Should Know

Jun 27, 2018

Whether you currently live on a narrowboat or you’re considering a lifestyle change and would lik...

Keeping Your Narrowboat Warm in Winter

Jun 27, 2018

When people think about living aboard a narrowboat, they probably picture warm summer evenings, b...

Narrowboat Safety and Security Tips

Jun 27, 2018

The security of your narrowboat is probably one of your biggest concerns, especially if you leave...

6 Tips for Space Saving on Your Narrowboat

Jun 27, 2018

If you own a narrowboat, you probably know that space isn’t totally abundant, and you’re constant...

5 Easy Meals to Cook on Your Narrowboat

Jun 27, 2018

Cooking onboard your narrowboat can be tricky when there’s not a vast amount of space and fresh i...

How to Keep Your Speedboat Running Costs Low

Jun 27, 2018

 Whilst owning a boat is gr...

How to Store Your Speedboat in Winter

Jun 27, 2018

Unfortunately, that time of year comes around all too quickly and it’s time to put your boat into...

Speedboat Accessory Must-Haves

Jun 27, 2018

There are so many different ways to enjoy a day out on your speedboat, whether that be going wild...

5 Watersports You Must Try on Your Speedboat

Jun 27, 2018

Watersports are a great way to add even more fun to your day out on the water. Whether you advent...

How to Transport Your Speedboat

Jun 26, 2018

The beauty of having your very own speedboat is the freedom to take it out wherever and whenever ...

Speedboat Safety Tips You Need to Know

Jun 26, 2018

The most important part of heading out on your speedboat is staying safe, so it goes without sayi...

The Top Ten Jet Ski Accessories

Jun 25, 2018

You’re probably thinking, what else could you possibly need other than the jet ski, keys and a li...

PWC Maintenance Guide

Jun 25, 2018

Owning a PWC comes with responsibility, especially when dealing with the maintenance side of thin...

Topics- PWC, Maintenance, DIY, Jet Ski

The Most Amazing Places to Ride Your PWC

Jun 25, 2018

Jet skiing in a stunning, picturesque location does wonders for the mind and soul - everyone need...

5 of the Best Wetsuits for PWC Use

Jun 25, 2018

We love heading out on our jet skis, and having all the correct gear when out and about is a must...

Topics- PWC, Wetsuit, Jet Ski

What are the Rules and Regulations for Owning a Jet Ski?

Jun 25, 2018

There’s nothing quite like having the freedom of becoming a new jet ski owner but before you go o...

When Was the Last Time Your Lifejacket Was Checked?

Jun 25, 2018

Did you know your lifejacket can expire? Whilst there are multiple types of lifejackets, many can...

How to Store Your Dinghy All Year Round

Jun 22, 2018

An inevitable part of owning a dinghy is figuring out where to st...

Safety Equipment and Regulations Every Dinghy Owner Should Know

Jun 22, 2018

Even if you’ve been sailing for years, there might be some rules ...

5 Tips on How to Dinghy Race Like a Pro

Jun 22, 2018

When you know what you’re doing, dinghy racing is a thrilling and...

Topics- Dinghy, Events, Safety, Tips

The Top 5 Dinghy Accessories You Need in Your Life

Jun 22, 2018

Sometimes, all you need is you, your dinghy and the open water. B...

5 of the Best Dinghy Sailing Holiday Locations in the UK

Jun 22, 2018

The UK is host to a wealth of beautiful landscapes just waiting t...

Top Tips for Small Sea Fishing in Your Dinghy

Jun 22, 2018

Whether you’re catching your supper or simply find it a relaxing ...

Best Boat Events to Add to Your Calendar 2018/19

Jun 22, 2018

Throughout the course of the year, the UK’s waters play host to all sorts of events an...

Topics- Events, Coastline, RIB, Safety

Fun Boat Activities for Onboard Your RIB

Jun 22, 2018

There are loads of different kinds of activities you can enjoy wh...

Topics- Watersports, RIB, Tips

5 Secret Bays in the UK to Explore by RIB

Jun 22, 2018

Staycations are the new vacation - and the UK’s beaches are the p...

Topics- Coastline, RIB, Safety, Tips

Exciting Places for Family Adventures on Your RIB

Jun 22, 2018

RIBs and sports boats are suitable for use on inland waterways an...

Topics- Coastline, RIB, Safety, Tips

Safety Checks for Onboard Your RIB

Jun 21, 2018

If you’re an experienced boater, then you’re probably already awa...

Clothing Essentials for Onboard Your RIB

Jun 21, 2018

Heading out on your boat for the day? You want to make sure you’r...

Topics- RIB, MyBoat, Equipment, Tips

The Most Beautiful Caves to Explore By Kayak

Jun 19, 2018

Looking for an adventure that’s equal parts calming and breathtak...

Topics- Kayak, Coastline, Safety

Best Family Days Out With Your Canoe/Kayak

Jun 19, 2018

These days, trying to get the family together can be difficult an...

Topics- Kayak, Coastline, Canal, Tips

Most Instagrammable Lakes in Europe

Jun 19, 2018

Is your Instagram feed full of enviable travel photos? Lean, bron...

Topics- Canoe, Kayak, Coastline

Secluded UK Beaches to Discover on Your Kayak

Jun 19, 2018

The UK may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of secluded beaches, but it’s...

Topics- Canoe, Kayak, Coastline, Tips

Tips on Caring for Your Canoe

Jun 19, 2018

When you bought your ...

How to Transport Your Kayak

Jun 19, 2018

Owning a kayak creates fun adventures wherever and whenever you p...

Topics- Canoe, Kayak, Transport

How to get Amazing Discounts on your Paddle Board Equipment

Jun 18, 2018

How to get Amazing Discounts on your Paddle board Equipment

Topics- GJW Direct, Discounts, Stand Up Paddleboard, MyBoat

Paddle Board Safety Tips you Should Know

Jun 18, 2018

Paddle boarding is a great activity, not just for physical health...

Best Paddleboarding Spots in the World

Jun 18, 2018

Stand up paddleboarding has become increasingly popular over rece...

5 Ways Paddleboarding Will Improve Your Fitness

Jun 18, 2018

Exercise doesn’t have to be in the form of running or cycling… Th...

5 Reasons You Should Try Paddle Board Yoga

Jun 18, 2018

Yoga is a worldwide lifesaver for many people, it helps with stre...

Perfect Places to Paddle Board in the UK

Jun 18, 2018

What better way to relax than by the ocean or lakeside? The UK is...

Top 5 Tech Gadgets for Smooth Sailing

Jun 6, 2018



To make life onboard that little bit easier we’ve...

5 Waterproof Tech Must-Haves

May 18, 2018

For those who love watersports, vacations by the sea, trips to lakes, or just the general outdoor...

Gift Guide for Boat Owners

May 1, 2018

Struggling to find the perfect gift...

10 Boat-Towing Tips

May 1, 2018

With a little practice and preparation, you can master the art of towing your boat and spend less...

Topics- Transport, Tips

Take a Look Inside the Most Luxurious Motor Cruisers in the World

May 1, 2018


A superyacht is always a favourite toy for the world’s wealthiest, with price-tags ...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Yacht, DIY

Buying or Selling a Motor Cruiser? Advice and Tips...

May 1, 2018

Are you thinking about buying a boat or selling one you currently own? We understand that the pro...

The Best Beach Clubs in Marbella

May 1, 2018

Forget about beach towels and parasols, there’s a much more indul...

The Best Marinas and Yacht Clubs on the White Isle

May 1, 2018

If there’s one thing you must do whilst sailing the Balearics, it...

Safety Tips for Boating with Children

May 1, 2018

Having the privilege of owning your own boat is great, but being able to share the experience wit...

Exclusive Bars in Barcelona

May 1, 2018

You can’t beat the streets of Barca for an evening or two, it’s a...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Costs to Expect as a Boat Owner

May 1, 2018


The dream of owning a boat used to be somewhat unattainable, with yachts and motorc...

6 Tips For Motor Cruiser Maintenance

May 1, 2018

When stepping into the boating world, you need to remember that m...

How to Get Your Boat Summer Ready

May 1, 2018

Summer means the arrival of longer, warmer days spent on board so you need to ensure you’ve prepp...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Boat Safety Requirements

May 1, 2018

There are different safety requirements depending on whether you use your boat on inland wa...

Restaurants with a View: Sardinia

May 1, 2018

Sardinia captivates travellers far and wide with its dreamy beach...

Need-to-Knows for Boating Abroad

May 1, 2018

 When you’re sailing a UK registered boat from the UK to any other country, you’ll nee...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

5 Easy Meals for Onboard Your Motor Cruiser

May 1, 2018

Cooking aboard your vessel can be a challenge (especially depending on the size of your kitchen a...

Everything You Need to Sail to Another Country

May 1, 2018

One of the most thrilling aspects of owning a boat is the potential to explore the globe; setting...

5 Tips for Boating with Pets

May 1, 2018

For many, spending time on the water is a whole family affair, so of course you want to include y...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Pets, Tips

5 Tips for Naming Your Motor Cruiser

May 1, 2018

 One of the joys of getting a new boat is giving it a name, b...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Top Things To Do in Dartmouth

May 1, 2018

Nestled on the banks of the idyllic River Dart, Dartmouth is...

How to Search for a Boat's History

May 1, 2018

Buying a boat signifies the beginning of new adventures, new memories and lots of laughter! Wheth...

The Best Places to Lunch in Brighton

May 1, 2018

Whether you’re passing through for a whistle-stop tour or going f...

Discover the Most Scenic Walks in the South of England

May 1, 2018

Home to lush green pastures, ancient architecture and awe-inspiri...

2018 Boat and Yacht Shows

May 1, 2018

Boat shows are a good opportunity to mingle with fellow mariners, exchange tips and advice ...

3 Ways to Keep Warm Whilst Boating in Winter

May 1, 2018

Preparing yourself for winter aboard is crucial for safe and comfortable sailing. Dressing ...

Fun Activities for Kids on the Water

May 1, 2018


It’s a well known fact that kids get bored pretty easily, but there’s pl...

6 Underwater Lighting Options for Your Dock

May 1, 2018

Underwater lighting has been a recent and increasingly popular ad...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Motor Cruiser Accessory Must-Haves

May 1, 2018

Especially if you’re new to boating, getting started can be quite...

How to Get Amazing Discounts on Boat Equipment

May 1, 2018

Owning a boat gives you a great sense of freedom - the thrill of b...

Is it time you knew your total running costs for the year?

May 1, 2018

 Boat ownership can be a significant expense across the year,...

The Best Luxury Restaurants in Southampton

May 1, 2018

Situated on England’s south coast, Southampton is Europe’s cruise capital, with a bustling port a...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Signs You Need to Declutter Your Documentation

May 1, 2018


Owning a boat is all well and good until you get yourself in a mess with the paperw...

Topics- Documents, MyBoat

5 Hidden Gems on the UK Coast

May 1, 2018

Restaurants, beaches, bars, walks… the British coastline is full of hidden gems waiting to be unc...

Green Boating Tips for the Eco-Minded

May 1, 2018

Boating and the environme...

The Best Walks Along the UK Coastline

May 1, 2018

All around the country, the British coastline features an array of walks for you to discover, eac...

Topics- Coastline, Tips

5 Tips For Boat Restoration

May 1, 2018

Is your beloved boat in need of a makeover? Maybe it’s been a whi...

Best Wine Regions by the Sea

May 1, 2018


Wine can tell you a whole story of a region, its climate, the culture of its citize...

Topics- Tips, Activities

Tips for Finding the Right Boat Dealer

May 1, 2018


Purchasing the perfect boat for you and your family is a big decision that shouldn’...

Topics- GJW Direct, Tips

Do You Know When Your Berthing Contract Runs Out?

May 1, 2018

Whether you’re on a flexible, come-and-go monthly contract or locked-in for an allocated ti...

Topics- MyBoat, Marina

How to Get Reminders on the Expiration of Your Fire Extinguisher

May 1, 2018

There’s a lot to keep on top of when owning and maintaining a boa...

Topics- MyBoat, Safety