Yachting and boating magazines

The international nature of the marine industry, especially at the luxury powerboat and superyacht end, drives publishers of yachting magazines and boating magazines to seek to spread overheads and sell advertising internationally. The biggest yacht and boating magazine publishers in the UK are the Boat International Group, which specialises in the high-end of the industry, and Future, since 2020 when it took control of TI Media (formerly Time Inc UK / IPC Media), which has yachting and boating magazines covering the whole range of the activity. In 2010, Time Inc held a review of its specialist titles and sold several of them, including Classic Boat Future now controls: Motor Boat & Yachting; Practical Boat Owner; Yachting Monthly; Yachting World; and YBW. The Chelsea Magazine Company publishes four boating titles: Classic Boat, Cruise International, Sailing Today and Yachts & Yachting.

Apart from the Royal Yachting Association title RYA Magazine, the best-selling UK titles shift 30-35,000 copies a month. Magazines may also cover jet skis, personal watercraft (PW or PWC) and rigid inflatable boats (RIBs).

Many of these titles are available as digital magazines.

All at Sea

Monthly waterfront newspaper distributed at 750 marinas, chandleries, sailing clubs and brokers. There is also an online edition and All At Sea Extra, with boats for sale. Readership estimated at 120,000. Published by All at Sea Ltd (had been a CSL Publishing title).

Boat International

Monthly devoted to luxury yachts, both power and sail, of more than 30 feet. Has series of supplements: Interiors with October issue; Superports with August; Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez (October). One of five titles from Boat International Publications
Boat International Publishing profile

Boat International USA

Sister title to Boat International covers North American market. One of five titles from Boat International Publications
Boat International Publishing profile

Boat Mart

Monthly canal boating enthusiast magazine, which aims to give advice on getting the best deals, getting into boating and maintaining a boat. Published by ABC (Alvechurch Boat Centres) Leisure Group Ltd (formerly a CSL Publishing title).


US boating magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi. Reviews watercraft, accessories and tow vehicles. Includes articles on repairs and maintenance, and angling.

Boating World

Family boating lifestyle magazine published by Trans World Publishing. For people who enjoy family boating, fishing, cruising and waterskiing

Boats That Rock

Boats That Rock is an annual worldwide special issue of How to Spend It magazine, a luxury lifestyle supplement from the Financial Times on Saturdays. The first issue appeared in June 2006, timed for the start of the America’s Cup. Gillian de Bono, editor of How to Spend It, said at the time: 'Boats That Rock is a unique edition in the How to Spend It series. Sailing is a passion for many of our readers and this edition will explore how to enjoy the boating culture in the most luxurious and glamorous way.'

BYM News

Website for news about boating, yachting, cruising and marine services.

Canal Boat

Buying, hiring and using narrowboats and river cruisers.

Classic Boat

Monthly boating magazine covers boats of all sizes and type, from any era, and made from any material. Founded in 1987, Classic Boat now regards itself as a ‘catalogue’ on small boat architecture. Reports on festivals around the world for classic boats. Focus on restoring and keeping classic boats. The Chelsea Magazine Company bought Classic Boat from Time Inc UK / IPC Media in 2010.
Chelsea Magazine Company profile

Cruise International

Cruise holiday and travel monthly published by the Chelsea Magazine Company.
Chelsea Magazine Company profile


Dockwalk is a quarterly yachting magazine for professionals. It covers the yachting industry for readers who are owners, skippers, brokers and specialist suppliers. One of five titles from Boat International Publications.
Boat International Publishing profile

European Boatbuilder [closed]

Business-to-business title from Time/IPC Marine Group, which publishes International Boat Industry (IBI) and European Boatbuilder Superyacht Business magazines. European Boatbuilder aims to cover the design and construction of pleasure boats and small commercial craft. The title also focuses on materials, components, tools and processes.

International Boat Industry

International Boat Industry is a business-to-business magazine covering the global marine recreational trade. Founded in 1968. Published by Boating Communications Ltd eight times a year: January/February, March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October, November and December. IBI is a controlled-circulation magazine, which is sent free to 16,000 people in boating industry companies in 120 countries who ask to receive it.

Jet Skier & PW

Jet Skier & PW (personal watercraft) carries news, ski tests, event coverage, places to ride, information for beginners, race reports, freestyle, wakeboarding, club news and competitions. Jet Skier & PW is also available as a phone app, in a digital format and as a digital subscripton. Estimated readership in excess of 8,000 readers a month. One of several print and online marine titles from CSL Publishing.

Mer & Bateaux

Published five times a year. One of five boating magazines from Boat International Publications.
Boat International Publishing profile

Meer & Yachten

German yachting magazine that covers power and sail yachting. One of five magazines from Boat International Publications
Boat International Publishing profile

Motor Boat & Yachting

For powered cruising, includes boast tests and equipment reports. Founded in 1904. Published by Future (was TI Media / IPC).
Time Inc UK / IPC Media profile

Motor Boats Monthly

Covers river and sea cruising.

Practical Boat Owner

The biggest-selling UK yachting monthly. Covers sail and power craft. Published by Future.

RYA Magazine

Free to members of the Royal Yachting Association. Audited circulation about 83,000 copies four times a year.

Sailing Today

Monthly was published by Boat International Group. Sold to CSL Publishing in 2010. Published by Chelsea SMagazine Compnay in 2020. Sailing Today focuses on news and advice for the practical cruising sailor with a yacht between 25ft and 40ft. Launched in 1997
Chelsea Magazine Company profile

Sailpower.com [closed]

Former Time Inc UK / IPC Media website for dinghy sailing enthusiasts linked to the company’s sailing titles. Daily news and racing results, video boat tests, interviews, racing technique and club and class association database. Weather reports from 130 locations around the UK plus web cams at 20 sailing venues.

Ships Monthly

For ‘Old Salts’. Published by Kelsey Media.
Kelsey Media profile

Sports Boat and Rib

Describes itself as 'The UK's hardest-hitting powerboat magazine'. News and reviews about RIBs (rigid inflatable boats), powerboats and yachts. Destination reports and regattas, festivals, race meetings and boat shows. Digital edition from Zinio.

SuperYacht Business

Business-to-business spin-off from International Boat Industry (IBI) magazine. Superyacht Business covers news from designers, stylists, boatbuilders, project managers, surveyors, equipment manufacturers and service providers for yacht brokers, yacht charter and yacht management. Product news and reviews cover applications and techniques, new-build, refit and conversion projects, certification and classification issues, and legislative changes.

SuperYacht World

'International magazine for superyachts of distinction' is published six times a year, by Time Inc UK / IPC Media.
Time Inc UK / IPC Media profile

Waterways World

Waterways World was founded in 1972 and describes itself as 'is 'the biggest-selling and longest-established inland waterways magazine'. It organises the Crick Boat Show.

Yachting Monthly

Aims to attract ‘active sailors’ with a mix of information for cruising yachtsmen with all levels of experience. Former IPC title published by Future.
Time Inc UK / IPC Media profile

Yachting World

Monthly yachting magazine founded in April 1894 that claims not only to be the world's oldest sailing magazine but also the most widely distributed and most international sailing magazine. Coverage includes blue water cruising, global sailing, international yacht racing, super yachts, international events and charters. Former IPC title now controlled by Future.
Future profile

Yachts & Yachting

Performance sailing title, covering the sport from dinghies through to Olympic and Grand Prix level. 'Dingy and keelboat racing since 1947' is how the magazine markets itself. The Yachts & Yachting website also quotes Ian Walker, Olympic medallist, Volvo & America’s Cup skipper: 'As a young sailor getting the new edition of Y&Y was a highlight. It remains the "must read" magazine for any dinghy or small keelboat sailor.' Known as 'Y&Y'. Published by the Chelsea Magazine Company, which bought Classic Boat from Time Inc in 2010.
Chelsea Magazine Company profile


Yachting & Boating World is a gateway website for relevant titles owned by Future since 2020 (formerly Time Inc UK / IPC Media). Collates information and databases relevant to all the titles, including: subscriptions; news; boats for sale; weather and tides; charters; and forums.
Time Inc UK / IPC Media profile