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Current Poll:

Will you be following the London to Monte Carlo race?

Poll

  • Yes (33%)
  • No (67%)
  • Don't know (0%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 25 Mar 2014:

Are short, free, regional boat shows a better idea than London and Southampton?

  • Yes (35%)
  • No (53%)
  • Don't know (12%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 26 Feb 2014:

Have you ever forgotten to attach your kill cord?

  • Yes (67%)
  • No (33%)
  • Don't know (0%)

Previous poll:

Fri, 24 Jan 2014:

Are you cruising more at displacement speeds on your planing boat?

  • Yes (58%)
  • No (42%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 7 Jan 2014:

Do you use the R4 Shipping Forecast to get weather information?

  • Yes (62%)
  • No (38%)

Previous poll:

Mon, 25 Nov 2013:

Did you borrow from a finance company to buy your current boat?

  • Yes (31%)
  • No (69%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 5 Nov 2013:

Have you ever taken a boat charter holiday?

  • Yes (69%)
  • No (31%)

Previous poll:

Mon, 30 Sep 2013:

Is it still too early to talk of a recovery in the marine industry?

  • Yes (57%)
  • No (40%)
  • Don't know (3%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 27 Aug 2013:

Did you use your boat more this summer?

  • Yes (61%)
  • No (36%)
  • Not sure (3%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 30 Jul 2013:

Does the matriculation tax exemption for charter yachts make Spain more attractive to boat owners?

  • Yes (67%)
  • No (6%)
  • Don't know (28%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 27 Jun 2013:

Is the sale of Sunseeker to a Chinese company a good thing for British boatbuilding?

  • Yes (24%)
  • No (69%)
  • Don't know (7%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 5 Jun 2013:

Is compulsory training the answer to motor boat tragedies like the one in Padstow?

  • Yes (45%)
  • No (52%)
  • Don't know (3%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 25 Apr 2013:

Does the privatisation of helicopter search and rescue services concern you?

  • Yes (78%)
  • No (19%)
  • Don't know (3%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 28 Mar 2013:

Do you use a tablet like an iPad to help you navigate?

  • Yes (48%)
  • No (52%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 26 Feb 2013:

Do you support the building of the Navitus Bay Wind Park?

  • Yes (38%)
  • No (59%)
  • Don't know (3%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 30 Jan 2013:

Have you ever grounded your boat by accident?

  • Yes (61%)
  • No (39%)
  • Not sure (0%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 18 Dec 2012:

Should harbours be given more law-making powers?

  • Yes (15%)
  • No (73%)
  • Don't know (12%)

Previous poll:

Fri, 23 Nov 2012:

Will you be moving your home berth in 2013?

  • Yes (32%)
  • No (62%)
  • Don't know (5%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 23 Oct 2012:

Has your average speed reduced with the rising fuel costs?

  • Yes (58%)
  • No (43%)
  • Don't know (0%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 26 Sep 2012:

Did the bad weather upset your cruising plans this year?

  • Yes (75%)
  • No (25%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 4 Sep 2012:

Would it make a difference to you if your boat was manufactured in Poland?

  • Yes (44%)
  • No (52%)
  • Don't know (4%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 25 Jul 2012:

Should boaters at anchor in Osborne Bay be allowed to land dinghies on the beach?

  • Yes (88%)
  • No (7%)
  • Don't know (5%)

Previous poll:

Fri, 22 Jun 2012:

Should the Queen get a new Royal Yacht?

  • Yes (70%)
  • No (26%)
  • Don't know (4%)

Previous poll:

Mon, 11 Jun 2012:

Have you ever been taken in by a boat sales scam?

  • Yes (27%)
  • No (73%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 1 May 2012:

Do you think the government should legislate on drink boating?

  • Yes (40%)
  • No (57%)
  • Don't know (3%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 4 Apr 2012:

Would you buy a 10-year-old boat without proof of VAT if all other paperwork was fine?

  • Yes (32%)
  • No (62%)
  • Don't know (6%)

Previous poll:

Fri, 24 Feb 2012:

Do you like to fish from your boat?

  • Yes, often (41%)
  • No, never (37%)
  • Occasionally (22%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 19 Jan 2012:

What changes should be made to the London Boat Show?

  • Make it shorter (8%)
  • Run it later in the year (14%)
  • More used boats (10%)
  • Change the venue (12%)
  • Lower the entry price (20%)
  • Include more features (11%)
  • Cancel it altogether (16%)
  • Leave it alone - it's fine as it is (9%)

Previous poll:

Fri, 16 Dec 2011:

Have you considered sharing your boat to reduce costs?

  • Yes (12%)
  • No (85%)
  • I already do! (3%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 6 Dec 2011:

Do you winterise your boat yourself?

  • Yes (88%)
  • No (3%)
  • Mixture of me and boatyard (9%)

Previous poll:

Mon, 21 Nov 2011:

Do you winterise your boat yourself?

  • Yes (59%)
  • No (12%)
  • Bit of both (29%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 1 Nov 2011:

Do you think it's necessary to have both radar and AIS on your boat?

  • Yes (58%)
  • No (35%)
  • Don't know (8%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 27 Sep 2011:

At ten days, is the PSP Southampton Boat Show too long?

  • Yes (29%)
  • No (71%)
  • Don't know (0%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 25 Aug 2011:

Should petrol boat owners be able to declare a 60/40 split in fuel usage between propulsion and 'domestic use'?

  • Yes (58%)
  • No (29%)
  • Don't know (13%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 4 Aug 2011:

Would you defy an anchoring ban if Studland Bay was put off-limits to boaters?

  • Yes (52%)
  • No (41%)
  • Don't know (7%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 28 Jun 2011:

Did you know the import of Burmese teak was banned by EU sanctions?

  • Yes (46%)
  • No (54%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 31 May 2011:

Do you support plans for a new 950-berth marina in Poole Harbour?

  • Yes (29%)
  • No (69%)
  • Don't know (3%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 27 Apr 2011:

Should the Condor Vitesse fast ferry have been travelling so fast in such poor visibility when it hit the French fishing boat on March 28?

  • Yes (3%)
  • No (91%)
  • Don't know (6%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 24 Mar 2011:

Will offshore wind farms ruin coastal cruising?

  • Yes (29%)
  • No (64%)
  • Don't know (7%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 22 Feb 2011:

Should the nation's helicopter search and rescue service be privatised?

  • Yes (5%)
  • No (90%)
  • Don't know (5%)

Previous poll:

Tue, 1 Feb 2011:

Are you taking extra steps to prevent diesel bug now there's a risk of biodiesel in your fuel?

  • Yes, I'm taking extra steps (64%)
  • No, I'm not worried about biodiesel (18%)
  • I already take enough precautions (18%)

Previous poll:

Mon, 10 Jan 2011:

Does the London Boat Show have a future at ExCeL?

  • Yes (48%)
  • No (45%)
  • Don't know (7%)

Previous poll:

Mon, 6 Dec 2010:

Are you doing any winter cruising this year?

  • Yes (27%)
  • No (73%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 4 Nov 2010:

Does your marina offer good value for money?

  • Yes (48%)
  • No (39%)
  • Not sure (13%)

Previous poll:

Fri, 8 Oct 2010:

Are you going to the new Liverpool Boat Show, on from April 29 to May 8?

  • Yes (23%)
  • No (65%)
  • Still not sure (12%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 2 Sep 2010:

Would matriculation tax worries stop you from keeping your boat in Spain?

  • Yes (67%)
  • No (33%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 5 Aug 2010:

Would you support the voluntary no-anchor zone in Studland Bay if it was properly marked?

  • Yes (84%)
  • No (16%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 30 Jun 2010:

Do you support compulsory registration for leisure boats?

  • Yes (39%)
  • No (61%)

Previous poll:

Wed, 19 May 2010:

Should boat manufacturers be forced to fit propeller guards?

  • Yes but only on boats under 20ft long (4%)
  • Yes on all boats with outboards or sterndrives (43%)
  • No, they shouldn't be mandatory (53%)

Previous poll:

Thu, 11 Mar 2010:

Who caused the crash between the Ady Gil and Shonan Maru 2

  • Ady Gil (53%)
  • Shonan Maru 2 (47%)