Southern Boating Media


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About the Southern Boating Legacy

Southern Boating Magazine is one of the few remaining privately owned consumer boating publications in the U.S. Southern Boating was launched in 1972 by Skip Allen, an ardent sailor, yachtsman, and publisher, whose lifelong career was in the marine industry.

Skip’s greatest love was his family, and he instilled a love of everything boating and marine-related in each of his six children and seven grandchildren. An icon in the industry, Skip spearheaded group boating trips to the Bahamas long before flotillas and rendezvous were commonplace.

Southern Boating remains the South’s largest boating magazine, and Skip’s legacy lives on as his son, Skip Allen, Jr., continues as Publisher. The company is based in Pompano Beach, Florida.


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About Southern Boating Media

Southern Boating Media Group believes that Southern Boating is more than a location—it’s a lifestyle. For the distinguished yachtsman, it’s about steady seas and a renowned builder’s latest design. For the cruising family, it’s galley-friendly recipes and weekend destinations, and adventure seekers discover new places to explore. From the latest gadgets and the newest technology to regional news and the environment, Southern Boating is more than a location, it’s a way of life.

Southern Boating publishes the best of the boating lifestyle each month. Each issue includes boat reviews,  cruising destinations with detailed resources; innovative marine products; groundbreaking electronics and DIY projects; boating events; fresh, onboard recipes, and much more. Our columnists share their local knowledge for seven regional updates from the Northeast Seaboard, the Chesapeake Bay to southern Florida, The Bahamas, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico and beyond to keep mariners updated on their favorite cruising grounds.

Additionally, Southern Boating Media provides multi-channel solutions that showcase advertisers and foster engagement. Those options include:

    • Turnkey native and branded content
    • Print advertising
    • Custom email programs
    • Advertising emails and banner ads
    • Social Media
    • Events and photoshoots
    • Digital extras and enhanced ads
    • Website ads
    • Partnerships
    • Video library

Southern Boating Digital

More of Southern Boating: Mobile apps, newsletters, and video

In addition to the monthly print publication, Southern Boating also offers:

Add Southern Boating’s digital magazine: Receive the digital version of our print publication for convenient access on your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Explore Southern Exposure: Our free monthly, subscription-based email newsletter delivered directly to your inbox between each issue release. Southern Exposure features interviews with interesting marine industry people, new boat launches, marina spotlights, and product releases and much more.

Watch Southern Boating Cinema: Our video gallery showcases the best in boating.

Other Questions?

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