Concentrating on the newest boating development this is a guide and handbook for the outboard motorboat cruiser convert and covers all the areas of interest in four sections. For the prospective buyer there is material on selection of boats and motors, to fit the pocketbook and the individual needs and use; houseboats, motor powered; equipment and commissioning; trailering the boat. Next comes the suggestion box for planning a cruise -- what kind, how long, where to go -- and where to get information for it; then there are instructions for handling and navigating, for life aboard and around the boat, feeding and housekeeping, group cruising, and pleasure with safety. The last section concerns the maintenance and storage of trailer, boat and motor. There are photographs, diagrams and a glossary of terms. While much of this material has been covered in other books on motorboating, this specializes in the understanding, and enjoyment, of the ""go anywhere"" everyman's yacht and as such should find a newly growing market.