Marine Industry News Outlets

Our Ultimate List of Boating and Maritime Industry News and Media Outlets

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 Magazine

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.

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Boating Industry

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.


Boating List of Media Sources

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

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.

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Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

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) News

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 Magazine

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.

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Lloyd’s List

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.

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Marine Insight

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

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

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.

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

Professional BoatBuilder Magazine is one of our favorite places to learn about boat building, boat repair, and boat design. Found online at, 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

Boating List

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 for more on Soundings.

Southern Boating Magazine

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

Boating List

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.

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The Triton

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.

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Trade Only Today

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.

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World Maritime News

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”

Yachts International Magazine

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. 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 to add it to the list.

Frigibar Featured in Superyacht Business Magazine HVAC Special Report

The February edition of the Superyacht Business Magazine featured a special HVAC report written by Terry Jones. The report covers different HVAC considerations for boat owners and crews, manufacturers, and unique products in the industry. The report, in addition to heating and air conditioning, also covers refrigeration and freezing, and features a comment from Frigibar President Shuly Oletzky.

Superyacht Business Magazine

Superyacht Business Magazine: 

“Frigibar – which specialises in auxiliary ‘on-deck units’ – told SYB: “These units may be exposed to extremely harsh marine elements, and must therefore be specially designed. In the spirit of simplicity, we build our freezers and refrigerators with limited electronics or moving parts to maximize the unit’s lifetime performance and minimize the inconvenience of a needed repair”.”

You can purchase your full copy of the issue here on, and to learn more about what Frigibar provides, visit

Revisit the 2017 Miami International Boat Show with Frigibar Through Pictures

The 2017 Miami International Boat Show marked the 51st time Frigibar has exhibited at the show. This year’s show, the second in a row held at Miami Marine Stadium, featured over 1,300 boats and welcomed over 100,000 visitors to the five-day event. If you follow Frigibar on social media (we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest), you’ve probably seen some of our pictures from the event.

Frigibar and Brownies Yacht Diver at Miami International Boat Show

Whether you saw what we were up to or not, we’d love to share this year’s adventure with you through the pictures we’ve uploaded to our 2017 Miami International Boat Show Pinterest board here. From new vessels to fabulous views, to pictures with friends, we tried to capture a wide variety of what happened at the show.

Frigibar’s Shuly Oletzky Talks Miami Boat Show on Entertaining Business Podcast Episode #176

In a packed show that includes Valentine’s Day tips, stories, and news, Nora and Jesse welcome Shuly Oletzky of Frigibar Industries to discuss the upcoming Miami International Boat Show. This year’s show will take place February 16 and runs through Monday, February 20, and for the second year, will be in Virginia Key at the Miami Marine Stadium.

Over 1,300 boats will be displayed at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, which is one of the largest boat shows in the world with over 100,000 attendees. Many of the thousands of visitors will be boat and yacht owners and crews, but the event is not just for owners. Asked about who should attend the Miami Boat Show, Oletzky said, “Anybody that likes to fish, kayak, or boat. There are 1100 exhibitors and there is something for everybody.”

Despite the large crowd attending the event, there will be water taxis, buses, and many ways for visitors to attend and get around to the different areas of the show. Visit for more information and to get your tickets.

Come and see Shuly Oletzky and the quality marine refrigeration units, dock boxes from Frigibar, and a special creation from Pull Coolers in Tent C at Booth C554 throughout the show. For more information on Frigibar, visit Listen to the full episode of Entertaining Business here:

A Cool Year: 2016 Annual Overview Frigibar Industries, Inc.

Happy New Year!

As we pass the half-way mark of our 45th year in business, I want to personally thank you for being part of our business. Whether you’re a customer, partner, employee, friend, or like to read our blog, I want to thank you on behalf of our family and team at Frigibar. Your support, contributions, allow our business to thrive and we are very grateful. We look forward to serving you in the new year and beyond to the high level of service and quality expected from the Frigibar brand.

2016 was an exciting and rewarding year for the Frigibar team. We want to keep you up to date with what’s happening with us, so in this year end overview, we will share with you; where we have been this year, what we are doing, our thanks for your continued support, and why we’re so excited about 2017.

Our Purpose

We provide the luxury and convenience of additional cold storage for vessels around the world by delivering stylish, dependable on-deck fiberglass and stainless steel freezers, refrigerators, and accessories to enhance your yachting experience.

Frigibar Booth at MIBS 2016

Frigibar at MIBS 2016

Boat Shows

Every year we have the opportunity to participate in boat shows around the world. These shows are a very important part of our business. Each one gives us a chance to interact in-person with customers and partners, and give others the opportunity to see and touch our products.

In 2016, Frigibar products were exhibited at 9 shows, including:


Outside of the shows we participate in as exhibitors, we attended the following shows which gave us the opportunity to connect with our colleagues, suppliers, customers and friends; Palm Beach International Boat Show, IBEX, METS, and the Antigua Charter Yacht Show.

Featured In…

2016 gave us opportunities to share our information, message and products throughout the industry and beyond in publications and digital media. Our YouTube channel is up and running with messages about our take on business, overviews from events we attend, and helpful information about our products and marine refrigeration. Our Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram accounts are very active and we appreciate all the love, likes, comments and shares you have contributed throughout the year.

We contributed to an article for Yachting Pages to help boat crews with tips on how to best maintain and deal with refrigeration issues while on-board and at sea. You can read the overview and find a link to the article here.

I was honored to have opportunities to represent our company, being featured on 4 podcasts; Entertaining Business, Enterprise Radio on EPN, Business Rescue Roadmap, and the Business Leadership Series, as well as articles in Florida Trend Magazine and Trep Talks. I also had my speaking debut at the Small Giants Summit this year, sharing the importance of succession planning for your business. In the upcoming year, you can find us online and in the soon to be released print version of Yachting Pages, through banners on and new for 2017 on the Yachtneeds App.

Thanks to our on-going involvement with the Goldman Sacks 10,000 Small Business Program, we shared our insight about relevant business topics on the Huffington Post Business Blog.This year we published 6 articles aimed at providing actionable advice for entrepreneurs. We enjoyed writing these articles and were thrilled to see and hear how what we share benefits others. Additional articles are in the works for next year. If you are interested in contributing, I welcome you to email our content manager, Michael Luchies at

Here are the 6 published articles from this year:

New Website

Frigibar's New Website

In November, we had the debut of our new website. It was time for a facelift as we strive to continue to provide you with a friendly user experience when you visit us at If you see something we missed, a broken link, misspelling, corrupt picture, improvements we can make or some other issue please let us know at so we can fix it.

Frigibar Blog 

Our blog is designed to provide you with relevant information on topics that add value to our readers. All in the past year, we featured industry experts Jeff Rhodes, builder of Coastal Craft Aluminum Boat and philanthropic fishing team – Team Tito’s. We shared new product offerings, published The Ultimate Boat Show Attendees Guide, Refrigerator and Freezer Food Safety Tips for Boating Trips and several others posts about buying the right freezer for your vessel. We also wrote about our participation in the 9th Annual Get Down to Business Lunch benefiting Easter Seals. This is just a sampling of the information and value our blog provides. We’d love to have you take a look at our blog and read a couple of the articles we created just for you. If there is a topic that is of interest and you would like to learn more about, email us at and we will work on providing it.


In 2016 we developed a wonderful new partnership with Ultra Marine Products in Queensland, Australia. Ultra Marine Products is responsible for supplying Frigibar products throughout Australia and New Zealand. I had the pleasure of visiting their facility and spending time with them during the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show for the launch of our partnership, which was a wonderful experience. Aside from providing a wide range of marine products and accessories, Ultra Marine Products is a business comprised of solid individuals who share our values and commitment to customer service. We are proud and grateful to have the opportunity to work with them.

Another wonderful partnership forged this year was with is an online boater’s marketplace offering every item you could possibly need for your boat. Frigibar freezers, refrigerators, and accessories are now available on their site.

We ended the year with an exciting cooperation with Yachtneeds App for their 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. Brian Schmidt was the lucky winner of a Frigibar Sportsman Freezer/Refrigerator. We can’t wait to deliver his gift and help him get a cool start to the New Year!

We are actively looking for partners of all types around the globe to represent our products. For partnership inquiries, please contact us at

Fishing Teams

Team Titos Fishing Team

The 2 phenomenal fishing teams that we sponsor both had a great year! Team Tito’s Fishing Team helped us start the year off right, hosting a special Tito’s Vodka tasting reception at our booth at the new Miami International Boat Show at Miami Marine Stadium. We raised over $500 at the reception to benefit Southern Fishing Charities. In addition, Team Tito’s was responsible for raising over $30,000 for charity in 2016 participating in over 10 charity tournaments and in November they fished the SKA National Championship finishing Top 25 out of 188 boats.

The team had tremendous success with their Memorial Day family event and fishing tournament “The Downtown Showdown KDW” in West Palm Beach, Florida, which raised money for Lauren’s Kids and Paws for Veterans. Mark your calendars for May 21, 2017 for their 3rd Annual event. We hope to see you there! You can visit the team’s website at and follow them on Facebook.

Liquid Fire Fishing Team

Liquid Fire Fishing Team had a remarkable year. Highlights include a 2nd Place finish in the SKA Division 1 and 3rd Place finish in Division 9, the two largest divisions in the SKA! It didn’t hurt their chances that they were fishing from their new SeaVee 390Z which they launched in June. Liquid Fire finished the year out in 2nd Place All Time in the Cape Lookout Shootout Series. Their biggest catch of the year however was undoubtedly Colby Levi Henderson born on 12/13 to Joshua and Sierra Henderson. To learn more about their upcoming seminars and tournament schedule, visit and to see some of their spectacular photos on Instagram.

Why We Can’t Wait For 2017!

We have a lot of things to be thankful for and many opportunities to pursue in the new year. Here are a few of the things we’re looking forward to in 2017:

  • Fine tuning our new website and adding features to enhance your user experience
  • Partner acquisition and forming new relationships along with expanding existing partnerships Nationally and Internationally
  • New product development
  • Participation and exhibits at new boat shows

Where We’ll Be In The 1st Quarter Of 2017!

  • February 16-20th: Visit us at the Miami International Boat Show at Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key, Booth C554-Tent C and we hope to see you there. You can find helpful information about the show, tickets, shuttles and pre-paid parking at
  • March 23-26th: We will be visiting the Palm Beach International Boat Show. If there is anything we can do to assist you while we are walking the show, please let us know!

With any of our events, feel free to contact us ahead of time if you would like to schedule a time to meet with us or just stop on by. You can keep tabs on us by visiting our Facebook page for updates about our upcoming event schedule and overviews of all the fun stuff we are doing.

In Closing

Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook so you can see what we are up to. We wouldn’t want you to miss a thing. As always, if there is anything we can do to assist you please let us know. We are at your service and happy to help!


Thank you for an amazing 2016! From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

  • Shuly Oletzky, Frigibar President & the Frigibar Family