GJW continues partnership with RNLI to raise aware of lifejacket clinics

Oct 7, 2019
Furthering our association with RNLI will see the company promoting Lifejacket Clinics to GJW Direct customers. RNLI Community Safety volunteers run free Lifejacket Cli....

GJW continues partnership with RNLI to raise aware of lifejacket clinics

Oct 7, 2019
Furthering our association with RNLI will see the company promoting Lifejacket Clinics to GJW Direct...

GJW Direct at the Southampton Boat Show: What you need to know

Sep 6, 2019
It’s that time of year again – the annual Southampton International Boat Show, the perfect day out f...

Learn more about the RNLI & GJW Direct Association plus upcoming Lifejacket Clinics

Jul 26, 2019
The collaboration between GJW Direct and RNLI has an aim to help raise awareness about the importanc...

Topics- RNLI

A buyer’s guide to jet ski insurance

Jul 1, 2019
Haven’t taken out jet ski insurance yet? Our buyer’s guide will walk you through all of the differen...

PWC Comparison Cheat Sheet: Which jet ski should you buy?

Jun 30, 2019
Whilst the market for personal watercraft (PWCs) has grown massively in recent years, there are actu...

Topics- PWC, Jet Ski

Jet ski FAQs

Jun 23, 2019
Considering buying a jet ski? Or already own one and want to know more? Here’s a couple of frequentl...

Topics- PWC, Jet Ski

Essential safety equipment for your PWC

Jun 17, 2019
There’s no feeling quite like taking your jet ski out on the water, the sense of freedom and excitem...

Topics- PWC, Safety, Jet Ski

8 things you need to know about your PWC

Jun 14, 2019
A personal watercraft is a fun and relatively inexpensive way to enjoy life on the water all year ro...

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 speedy ...

Topics- Discounts

The most common jet ski injuries

Jun 7, 2019
Now that we’re coming into summertime, the British waters will be getting fairly busy with jet skis,...

Topics- PWC, Jet Ski

5 things you might be doing wrong on your jet ski

Jun 2, 2019
Despite the handling of a jet ski being relatively simple to get to grips with, there can still be a...

Topics- PWC, Tips, Jet Ski

The essential accessories for your jet ski

May 26, 2019
Whether you’re an experienced jet skier or relatively new to the sport, here are the essential acces...

Topics- PWC, Jet Ski

Exclusive MyBoat Discounts at Spinlock for GJW Policyholders

May 20, 2019
All GJW Direct policyholders that sign up to MyBoat will be able to access discounts and special pri...

Topics- Discounts

The best jet ski locations to ride the waves in the UK

May 19, 2019
Are you looking for the perfect location to hit the waves this summer? We’ve shortlisted our favouri...

Topics- PWC, Jet Ski

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 bran...

How Much Does it Cost to Insure a Motor Cruiser?

Apr 8, 2019
Insuring your motor cruiser is an important precaution. If you’ve spent thousands of pounds on a new...

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 fr...

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 to ...

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 protection ...

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 is ...

Topics- Events

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 th...

Topics- Motor Cruiser

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 boat s...

Topics- Motor Cruiser

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 wel...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

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 to MyBoat you can grab up to...

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 safety equipment rem...

Topics- Discounts, MyBoat, Tips

How to Get Exclusive Offers with MyBoat

Feb 14, 2019
MyBoat is a free digital boat management system and accessory reminder service. Which means no more ...

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 you budget, manage your money and ti...

Topics- MyBoat

The Best Way to Store Your Boat Documents Online

Nov 18, 2018
Storing all your boat documentation in one place can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to...

Topics- 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 MyBoat, not only can you organise a...

Topics- MyBoat

Tips for Naming & Painting Your Narrowboat

Nov 14, 2018
It’s all in the name If you’re a boat owner, you’ll understand that the naming of a boat is a very p...

Topics- Narrowboat, Tips

The Best Floating Shops & Cafes

Nov 12, 2018
If you’re a narrowboat owner you’ll no doubt have heard of floating shops and cafes. Found along the...

Topics- Narrowboat

How to Make Your Barge Pet-Friendly

Nov 10, 2018
Making your barge a comfortable, roomy place to live can be a task in itself, and that’s before you’...

Topics- Narrowboat

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. And living in such close proximity to...

Topics- Narrowboat

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 bad...

Topics- Narrowboat, Tips

RNLI and GJW Direct Lifejacket Clinic association announced

Sep 14, 2018
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and GJW Direct have announced a new association, whic...

Topics- RNLI, Events, MyBoat

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, licens...

Topics- Narrowboat, MyBoat

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 completely ...

Topics- Narrowboat, Tips

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 the ...

Topics- Narrowboat, Tips

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 wait...

Topics- Narrowboat

Tips for Modernising Your Narrowboat

Jun 27, 2018
Narrowboat owners take great pride in their vessels, usually painting the outsides with bright, attr...

Topics- Narrowboat, Tips

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 like t...

Topics- Narrowboat, Safety

Keeping Your Narrowboat Warm in Winter

Jun 27, 2018
When people think about living aboard a narrowboat, they probably picture warm summer evenings, barb...

Topics- Narrowboat, Tips

Narrowboat Safety and Security Tips

Jun 27, 2018
The security of your narrowboat is probably one of your biggest concerns, especially if you leave it...

Topics- Narrowboat, Safety, Tips

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 constantly ...

Topics- Narrowboat, Safety, Tips

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 ingr...

Topics- Narrowboat, Tips

How to Keep Your Speedboat Running Costs Low

Jun 27, 2018
 Whilst owning a boat is great fun and probably one of the best things you’ve ever done, it’s not th...

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 st...

Topics- Speedboat, Safety, Tips

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 wi...

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 adventure...

Topics- Events, Speedboat, Tips

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 you...

Topics- Speedboat, Safety, Tips

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 saying,...

Topics- Speedboat, Safety, Tips

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 lifej...

PWC Maintenance Guide

Jun 25, 2018
Owning a PWC comes with responsibility, especially when dealing with the maintenance side of things,...

Topics- PWC, Tips, 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 needs t...

Topics- PWC, Events, Jet Ski

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, i...

Topics- PWC, Tips, 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 out ...

Topics- MyBoat, Tips, Jet Ski

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 ex...

Topics- PWC, RNLI, MyBoat, Equipment

How to Store Your Dinghy All Year Round

Jun 22, 2018
An inevitable part of owning a dinghy is figuring out where to store it when you’re not traversing t...

Topics- Dinghy, MyBoat, Safety, Tips

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 and regulations you didn’t know abo...

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 challenging way to improve your sa...

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. But at the same time, there are some...

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 to be explored, and what better way ...

Topics- Dinghy, Safety, Equipment

Top Tips for Small Sea Fishing in Your Dinghy

Jun 22, 2018
Whether you’re catching your supper or simply find it a relaxing pastime, there are plenty of ways y...

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 and activities, ...

Topics- Events, RIB, Safety

Fun Boat Activities for Onboard Your RIB

Jun 22, 2018
There are loads of different kinds of activities you can enjoy whilst out and about on your RIB. Whe...

Topics- 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 perfect location on a hot summer’s d...

Topics- 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 and at sea. A 4-5m RIB is suitable fo...

Topics- RIB, Safety, Tips

Safety Checks for Onboard Your RIB

Jun 21, 2018
If you’re an experienced boater, then you’re probably already aware of all the safety checks that go...

Topics- RIB, Safety, Equipment, Tips

Clothing Essentials for Onboard Your RIB

Jun 21, 2018
Heading out on your boat for the day? You want to make sure you’re fully kitted out and prepared for...

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 breathtaking? There are hundreds of incredib...

Topics- Kayak, Safety

Best Family Days Out With Your Canoe/Kayak

Jun 19, 2018
These days, trying to get the family together can be difficult and finding fun activities that every...

Topics- Kayak, Tips

Most Instagrammable Lakes in Europe

Jun 19, 2018
Is your Instagram feed full of enviable travel photos? Lean, bronzed, smiley travellers hiking up mo...

Topics- Kayak

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 fu...

Topics- Kayak, Tips

Tips on Caring for Your Canoe

Jun 19, 2018
When you bought your canoe, it was probably thought of as an investment. One that was sure to give y...

Topics- Kayak, Tips

How to Transport Your Kayak

Jun 19, 2018
Owning a kayak creates fun adventures wherever and whenever you please, it allows you to explore new...

Topics- Kayak

How to get Amazing Discounts on your Paddle Board Equipment

Jun 18, 2018
How to get Amazing Discounts on your Paddle board Equipment   So, what is MyBoat? MyBoat is a free o...

Paddle Board Safety Tips you Should Know

Jun 18, 2018
Paddle boarding is a great activity, not just for physical health but also mentally, it’s a good way...

Best Paddleboarding Spots in the World

Jun 18, 2018
Stand up paddleboarding has become increasingly popular over recent years and it’s one of the best w...

5 Ways Paddleboarding Will Improve Your Fitness

Jun 18, 2018
Exercise doesn’t have to be in the form of running or cycling… There are plenty of other exciting wa...

5 Reasons You Should Try Paddle Board Yoga

Jun 18, 2018
Yoga is a worldwide lifesaver for many people, it helps with stress and flexibility as well as physi...

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 full of beautiful places, perfect ...

Top 5 Tech Gadgets for Smooth Sailing

Jun 6, 2018
    To make life onboard that little bit easier we’ve uncovered some of the coolest gadgets to ensur...

5 Waterproof Tech Must-Haves

May 18, 2018
For those who love watersports, vacations by the sea, trips to lakes, or just the general outdoors -...

Gift Guide for Boat Owners

May 1, 2018
Struggling to find the perfect gift for a loved one? If they own a boat, then there are plenty of op...

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 ti...

Topics- 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 easily rolling ...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Yacht

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 proces...

The Best Beach Clubs in Marbella

May 1, 2018
Forget about beach towels and parasols, there’s a much more indulgent way to spend your leisure time...

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’s to visit Ibiza and experience it...

Topics- Motor Cruiser

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 with y...

Exclusive Bars in Barcelona

May 1, 2018
You can’t beat the streets of Barca for an evening or two, it’s a city full of rich culture and incr...

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 motorcruisers reserve...

Topics- Motor Cruiser

6 Tips For Motor Cruiser Maintenance

May 1, 2018
When stepping into the boating world, you need to remember that maintenance is just as important as ...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

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 prepped ...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Boat Safety Requirements

May 1, 2018
There are different safety requirements depending on whether you use your boat on inland waterways, ...

Restaurants with a View: Sardinia

May 1, 2018
Sardinia captivates travellers far and wide with its dreamy beaches, turquoise-blue waters and the g...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

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 need paperwork fo...

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 area...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

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 sa...

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 your...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, 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, but thinking of the perfect one can be a...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Top Things To Do in Dartmouth

May 1, 2018
Nestled on the banks of the idyllic River Dart, Dartmouth is a thriving port town that’s delightful ...

Topics- Motor Cruiser

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! Whether ...

Isles of Scilly: Weekend Guide

May 1, 2018
(Image) The Isles of Scilly are one of Southern England’s best kept secrets and if you’re a boat own...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

The Best Places to Lunch in Brighton

May 1, 2018
Whether you’re passing through for a whistle-stop tour or going for a leisurely long weekend, there ...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Discover the Most Scenic Walks in the South of England

May 1, 2018
Home to lush green pastures, ancient architecture and awe-inspiring coastlines, the south of England...

Topics- Motor Cruiser

2018 Boat and Yacht Shows

May 1, 2018
Boat shows are a good opportunity to mingle with fellow mariners, exchange tips and advice and keep ...

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 for colde...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

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 plenty of ways that you can ...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

How To Store Your Motor Cruiser Documentation Digitally

May 1, 2018
So if you’re a boat owner, you’re probably already aware of the issue of how to store your important...

Topics- MyBoat, Tips

6 Underwater Lighting Options for Your Dock

May 1, 2018
Underwater lighting has been a recent and increasingly popular addition to boats of all shapes and s...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Motor Cruiser Accessory Must-Haves

May 1, 2018
Especially if you’re new to boating, getting started can be quite overwhelming. It can take a while ...

How to Get Amazing Discounts on Boat Equipment

May 1, 2018
Owning a boat gives you a great sense of freedom - the thrill of being able to go wherever you pleas...

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, with plenty of factors to consider whe...

Topics- Motor Cruiser

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 and ...

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 paperwork... keeping ...

Topics- 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 uncove...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

Green Boating Tips for the Eco-Minded

May 1, 2018
Boating and the environment go hand-in-hand; so as you explore the waterways of the world, it’s impo...

Topics- Motor Cruiser, Tips

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, each w...

Topics- Tips

5 Tips For Boat Restoration

May 1, 2018
Is your beloved boat in need of a makeover? Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve taken it out on the...

Topics- MyBoat, Tips

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 citizens, and their t...

Topics- Tips

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’t be taken ligh...

Topics- 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 time, it ca...

Topics- MyBoat

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 boat, and servicing safety equipment i...

Topics- MyBoat, Safety