How do you keep up with what’s going on in the marine industry? For over 45 years, Frigibar has provided the best in America-made marine refrigeration units to captains, crews, boat owners, refit yards, and boat builders, and we love learning about what’s going on in the marine industry.
From upcoming boat shows to the launch of the newest superyacht, we learn about what’s going on in the marine industry from our network and the many great marine and maritime industry news outlets and websites.
Here is our list of our favorite magazines, media outlets, publishers, and blogs to follow in the marine industry.
Boating is “the world’s largest powerboat magazine.” Issues feature boat tests, tips for buying and selling, must-have gear, boating safety, trailering, DIY tips, expert fishing advice, and the latest in marine-related electronics. We especially enjoy their “how-to” articles and videos, like this guide on how to catch a world-record fish.
- One Classic Glastron Rescue Leads to Another
- Refresh Your Boat Deck with SeaDek Non-Skid
- Tips for Piloting Your Boat in an Emergency Situation
Boating Industry covers exactly that (the boating industry) by featuring news and opinions on the industry as a whole, company updates, consumer trends, expert blogs, and product showcases.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dockwalk is a community and source of news for captains and crews. Dockwalk features available jobs, information on training courses, and other news and resources.
FleetMon is “tracking the seven seas” with live vessel tracking for the maritime industry. They also provide industry-related news. Visit their maritime news hub here.
Florida Sport Fishing Magazine’s mission is to “impact the state’s angling community with the most comprehensive sport fishing publication to date.” The magazine is published six times per year and the company also hosts Florida Sport Fishing Television, which airs every week with replays of episodes available online.
- Evinrude Releases iDock To Revolutionize Low-Speed Maneuvering
- Bill Blade Tools Offer Convenience At The Brim Of Your Hat
- KastKing Creates New Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt is “your boating resource for the Great Lakes.” Established in 1992, this printed resource is available on the coast of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron (including Southern Georgian Bay) and Lake Michigan. “We simply try to provide the best place for the Great Lakes boater to find the Great Lakes boating businesses and news they need – for FREE!” Check out boating industry related news and updates from around the Great Lakes on their website here.
International Boat Industry (IBI) has tracked the world’s leisure marine market for more than 45 years. They publish seven editions a year, covering topics including market trends, product developments, and news.
INVICTUS is “the most up-to-date news source of the Yachting Industry.” Topics covered include new builds, shipyards, new designs, brokerage, people, technology, and boating lifestyle.
- Sale Broker Anthony Rendall Joins N&J Hong Kong
- Aeon Yachts: Scaro Designs’ Aeon380
- 2016 IAG 133’ “Serenity” Major Price Reduction
Lloyd’s List provides “maritime intelligence” in the form of information, analysis, and knowledge based on the global shipping and maritime community. They provide a great overview of the maritime industry and news that’s impacting it from around the world.
- Tanker Markets Starting to Look Like a Feast for Crows
- The Energy Juggernaut – US Oil and Gas Exports in Five Charts
- Myanmar’s Chinese Oil Terminal Sparks Unusual Tanker Trades
Marine Insight is the “world’s no. 1 complete maritime information website.” They cover shipping news, technical marine knowledge, safety tips for seafarers, marine career guidance, and a wide variety of resources.
Marine Log is a business to business marine magazine with constant news stories coming out daily. View recent marine industry news on Marine Log here.
Marlin Magazine, part of the Bonnier Fishing Group, is the news source that anglers trust to keep up with what’s going on in fishing, and the boats and products used to improve and expand their angling skills and efforts.
- Is Technology in Fishing Overrated?
- Costa Rica Yields Off-Season Grand Slam
- Blue Marlin Grand Championship Goes to Chasin’ Tail
Professional BoatBuilder Magazine is one of our favorite places to learn about boat building, boat repair, and boat design. Found online at Proboat.com, Professional BoatBuilder Magazine is published six times a year and focuses on materials, design, and construction techniques and repair solutions chosen by marine professionals.
Sea Magazine, established in 1908, is the voice of Pacific Coats boating. Sea Magazine curates articles on a wide range of topics, from how-to guides to product reviews. Published 12 times a year for California and the Pacific Northwest, Sea Magazine also showcases the largest brokerage section of new and used boats for sale.
Soundings provides news for pleasure boaters. “Our editorial emphasis is on objective coverage of the news, with regular features on people and their boats, upcoming events, new products and services, and coverage of major national and international boating and yachting events.” Visit SoundingsOnline.com for more on Soundings.
Southern Boating Magazine is one of the few remaining privately owned consumer boating publications in the U.S. The magazine brings the best in boating lifestyle to readers. We love their features on new boats, coverage of food, and insight on attractive travel destinations for boaters.
The Maritime Executive, established in 1997, is the largest marine industry business journal. News and editions feature executives from around the world, case studies, and industry-related news from around the world. They also publish the MarEx Newsletter, which has over 60,000 subscribers.
- Stranded Crew Threatened by Shipowner
- Somalia Detains Boxship Over Cut Internet Cable
- S. Agriculture Challenged by Aging Infrastructure
The Triton, “nautical news for captains and crews,” is one of our favorite resources. They give captains and crews news and updates to help captains and crews run their boats and navigate their careers.
- Yacht transport manager retires after 25 years
- Knowing the science of storms may keep you safer at sea
- Using biodiesel blends can mean cleaner seas for years to come
For nearly 15 years, Trade Only Today has provided.daily news for marine industry professionals. They break down the news so industry professionals can easily digest and act on the information given.
- Nominations sought for Metstrade Boat Builder Awards
- Organizer plans upgrades to Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show
- Suntex acquires two California marinas
World Maritime News provides news and updates on markets, projects, vessels, equipment, research, shipyards, shipping companies and the authorities dominating these markets. “Whether you are a project employee, manager, captain, authority or executive, the place to find the latest developments in the maritime industry is on www.worldmaritimenews.com.”
Yachts International Magazine is “bringing the world to the American yachtsman.” The magazine is the leading publication in the superyacht sector and delivers its publication through both print and digital editions.
YachtForums.com is the world’s largest online yachting community. Community members share stories, post questions, and provide expert tips and advice to fellow owners and captains.
Have a magazine or media outlet in the marine industry we’ve missed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add it to the list.