See ya later, 2017. Bring it on, 2018!
It was a great year for the marine industry—and for Southern Boating. Our partners at the NMMA recently reported that new powerboat registrations were up 4.7% on the year. That’s a great sign for the industry and cruisers!
Southern Boating had a banner year; 2017 marked our 45th year in business, and marked some significant changes to our magazine. Those changes came with some new staff, a new redesign, and a new digital app.
While it’s always nice to reflect on what went well, it is also important to reflect on some of the things that didn’t. Mainly, the unprecedented 2017 hurricane season. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria caused widespread damage from the Caribbean to Texas, Florida and beyond. On that note, Southern Boating is still donating subscription proceeds to Unidos por Puerto Rico until May 2018.
We also like to see what our most popular stories of the year were. Our Top Ten Stories of 2017 are as follows:
- Top 15 Tenders and Ribs
- Swimming Pigs
- Long Range Cruisers Guide
- Center Console Roundup
- Knots to Know
- Docking Tips with Captain Chris
- Small Generators
- Behind the Scenes: Swimsuit 2017
- FLIBS 2017
- Hurricane Tips for Boaters
Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments!