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 two biggest yacht and boating magazine publishers in the UK are the Boat International Group, which specialises in the high-end of the industry, and IPC Media, which has yachting and boating magazines covering the whole range of the activity. In 2010, IPC Media undertook a review of its specialist titles and sold several of them, including Classic Boat. IPC still controls 8 business-to-business and consumer titles: International Boat Industry; Motor Boats Monthly; Motor Boat & Yachting; Practical Boat Owner; SuperYacht World; Ships Monthly; Yachting World; and YBW.

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 Back to top

Monthly waterfront newspaper distributed at 750 marinas, chandleries, sailing clubs and brokers across the UK. There is also an online edition and All At Sea Extra, with boats for sale. Readership estimated at 120,000. One of several print and online marine titles from CSL Publishing.


 

 

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. Contact: Boat International, Edisea Ltd, Ward House, 5-7 Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7PW
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8547 2662. Email:info@boatinternational.co.uk
Boat International Publishing profile


   

Boat International USA Back to top

Sister title to Boat International covers North American market. One of five titles from Boat International Publications. Contact: Boat International USA, 1800 SE 10th Avenue, Suite 440, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. USA. Tel: +1 (954) 522 2628. Email:info@boatinternationalusa.com
Boat International Publishing profile


   

Boat Mart Back to top

Monthly boating enthusiast magazine, which aims to give advice on getting the best deals, getting into boating and maintaining a boat. One of several print and online marine titles from CSL Publishing.


   

Boating

US boating magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi. Reviews watercraft, accessories and tow vehicles. Includes articles on repairs and maintenance, and angling. Contact: 1633 Broadway, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10019. Tel: (212) 767-6041. Email: rocktheboat@hfmus.com


   

Boating Life Back to top

US boating magazine for people with small pleasure-craft. Launched in 1997 by World Publications


   

Boating World

Family boating lifestyle magazine published by Trans World Publishing. For people who enjoy family boating, fishing, cruising and waterskiing. Contact: Boating World, Trans World Publishing, 2100 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA. Tel: +1 (770) 955-5656


   

Boats That Rock Back to top

Boats That Rock is an annual worldwide special issue of How to Spend It magazine, a luxury lifestyle supplement from the Financial Times that is published 24 times a year on Saturdays. The 2011 issue is scheduled for June 18.

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.'

How to Spend It profile at PR Week


   

BYM News Back to top

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


   

Canal Boat

Buying, hiring and using narrowboats and river cruisers. Contact: Canal Boat, Archant Specialist, 2 Jubilee Place, Kings Road, London SW3 3TQ. Tel: 0870 830 4960


   

Classic Boat Back to top

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 IPC Media in 2010. Chelsea also publishes Yachts & Yachting and Cruise International.


   

Cruise International

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. Published by the Chelsea Magazine Company, which bought Classic Boat from IPC Media in 2010. Chelsea also publishes Yachts & Yachting.


   

Dockwalk

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 Back to top

Business-to-business title from IPC Marine Group, which publishes International Boat Industry (IBI) and European BoatbuilderSuperyacht 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 Top

International Boat Industry is a business-to-business magazine covering the global marine recreational trade. Founded in 1968. Published 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 more than 12,000 people in boating industry companies in 120 countries who ask to receive it. Contact: International Boat Industry, IPC Country & Leisure Media Ltd, Leon House, 233 High Street, Croydon, CR9 1HZ. Tel: +44 (0)20 8726 8134


   

Jet Skier & PW Back to top

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. Contact: Mer & Bateaux, Edimer. 83 bis, Rue Thiers, 92100, Boulogne, France.
Tel: +33 (0)1 46 20 40 40. Email:mb@boatinternational.co.uk
Boat International Publishing profile


   

Meer & Yachten Back to top

German yachting magazine that covers power and sail yachting. One of five magazines from Boat International Publications. Contact: Meer & Yachten, Edimer, Flensburger Str. 87, D-24106, Kiel, Germany. Tel: +49 (0) 431 33 68 83. Email:my@boatinternational.co.uk
Boat International Publishing profile


   

Motor Boat & Yachting

For powered cruising, includes boast tests and equipment reports. Founded in 1904. IPC Media, London. Tel: +44 (0)20 7261 5333. Email: mby@ipcmedia.com

IPC Media profile


   

Motor Boats Monthly Back to top

Covers river and sea cruising. Contact: Motor Boats Monthly, Room 2220, IPC Media, London. Tel: +44 (0)20 7261 7256


   

Practical Boat Owner Back to top

The UK’s biggest-selling monthly yachting monthly. Covers sail and power craft. Contact: Practical Boat Owner, IPC Country & Leisure Media, London. Tel: +44 (020) 7261 6763


   

RYA Magazine

Free to members of the Royal Yachting Association. Audited circulation about 83,000 copies four times a year. Contact: Royal Yachting Association, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 4YA, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 23 8060 4217. Email: rya.magazine@rya.org.uk


   

Sailing Today Back to top

Monthly published by Boat International Group with a focus on with news and advice for the practical cruising sailor with a yacht between 25ft and 40ft. Launched in 1997. Contact: Sailing Today, Swanwick Marina, Southampton, United Kingdom SO31 1ZL, UK. Tel: 01489 585225


   

Sailpower.com

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. Contact: Sailpower.com, IPC Marine Media, London.


   

Ships Monthly Back to top

For ‘Old Salts’. Contact: Ships Monthly Magazine, IPC Country & Leisure Media Ltd, Marine Division, 222 Branston Road, Burton-on-Trent DE14 3BT, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1283 542721


   

Sports Boat & RIB

Describess 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. One of several print and online marine titles from CSL Publishing.


   

SuperYacht Business Back to top

Business-to-business title from IPC Marine Group, which publishes International Boat Industry (IBI) and European Boatbuilder magazines. 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 Back to top

'International magazine for superyachts of distinction' is published six times a year, by IPC Media


   

Waterways World Back to top

Contact: Waterways World Ltd, 151 Station Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1BG, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1283 742970


   

Yachting Monthly

Aims to attract ‘active sailors’ with a mix of information for cruising yachtsmen with all levels of experience. Contact: Yachting Monthly, IPC Media, London. Tel: +44 (0)207 261 6040. Email: yachting_monthly@ipcmedia.com

IPC Media profile


   

Yachting World Back to top

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. Contact: Yachting World, IPC Media, London, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7261 6800. Email: yachting_world@ipcmedia.com

IPC Media 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.' Y&Y, as it is known, also has version of the website for mobile PCs at Yandy.co.uk. Published by the Chelsea Magazine Company, which bought Classic Boat from IPC Media in 2010 and publishes Cruise International.

IPC Media profile


   

YBW.com Back to top

Yachting & Boating World is a gateway website for 11 titles owned by IPC Media in the UK. Collates information and databases relevant to all the titles, including: subscriptions; news; boats for sale;
weather and tides; charters; and forums.

IPC Media profile