Southern Boating has been the source for all the latest happenings and scuttlebutt in the yachting industry since 1973. offers up a wealth of industry information for boat owners, boating enthusiasts as well as those who work in this unique and diverse industry.

Our News section is the place to check back on often for: the expansive calendar, the entertainment section, updates on all the latest industry events and a library of insightful interviews with key people in the boating world.

Calendar - Never miss a fishing tournament or boat show with the Southern Boating Calendar. It’s always full of the yearly happenings and kept up to date with the newest additions.

In the Galley – Full of recipes, helpful tips for entertaining guests in unique ways and even tips for keeping your crew happy while out on a trip . . . this section of is the perfect place to get an idea for your next onboard evening.

Events – If it’s breaking news, you’ll find it on New openings, mergers or relevant happenings are always posted to the Southern Boating website to keep you abreast of all things related to the boating world.

People – Browse through insightful interviews offering insight into the lives and careers of an array of interesting personalities in the boating world, from a former LPGA star that turns into a saltwater angler in her off season to an acclaimed naval architect’s take on the status of the industry and much more.

Captain Joshua Slocum

In 1895, Captain Joshua Slocum set sail on a 37-foot rebuilt sloop named Spray. The destination? The world. A maritime legend, Captain Slocum was the...
Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch

Private citizens now have the means to take action against illegal fishing. Our oceans are under siege from a variety of threats, including the excessive...
how deep is the ocean

How Deep is the Ocean?

Just how deep is the ocean? Deep. The ocean contains 95% of living space on the planet but is woefully under-explored. This remains true despite the vital functions...
Crossing for a Cure

Crossing for a Cure

Four paddleboards. 50 miles. 15 ½ hours. This was the scene in the summer of 2013 when Travis Suit and three friends began their stand-up...
nautical terms Common Phases

Common Nautical Phrases

Do you know the origins behind common phrases like ‘cup of Joe’? What about ‘as the crow flies’? ‘Shake a leg’? It may come as surprise...