Coming soon to a mailbox near you: the 30th Annual Swimsuit Edition!

All photos were taken on-site at the Playa Largo Resort and Spa in Key Largo, Florida. You can visit their website and book a fabulous vacation to live like a model for a few days.

While you wait for the 30th Annual Swimsuit Issue, enjoy these EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes photos (and some silly outtakes as well!). All photos shot by Jim Raycroft. Boats provided by South Florida Performance Boats.

29It ain’t easy being Clayton…Southern Boating Swimsuit Issue BEHIND THE SCENES

Bonnie, Shirley, and Anna show Clayton some love after a brief fishing tutorial. Bonnie wears Sinesia Karol, Shirley wears Montce, and Anna wears MANTA. Boat sponsor: Nor-Tech. 

28Gotta Stay Warm

27Another Tough JobSB Behind the Scenes 021 ©Jim Raycroft

Our talented photographer, Jim Raycroft, gets up close with his subjects. Lucky!

26All Aboard!Southern Boating Behind the Scenes

Our models take a break and relax aboard the Nor-Tech 450SS.  Anna wears Robin Piccone, Brooke dons SwimSystems, Bonnie and Shirley both sport MANTA.

25Caution: Waves AheadSouthern Boating Behind the Scenes Swimsuit 2017

No, not that kind! Bonnie and Shirley both wear branded Nor-Tech gear aboard the 450SS. 

24Swinging AlongSouthern Boating 30th Annual Swimsuit Issue

Shirley swings life away in the lobby of Playa Largo. She wears resort-wear by Julian Chang, Palm Beach Sandals, and Sugar Jewelry.

23Sunny Days Ahead!

22Taking it back!Southern Boating Swimsuit Shoot ©Jim Raycroft

Our lovely models pose on the back of a Nor-Tech (South Florida Performance Boats). For those of you inclined to tell us this is unsafe– the boat was off and drifting!

21S’more please!

20More, more, moreModels fishing on a new Nor-tech (South Florida Performance Boats)

Nor-Tech boats (South Florida Performance Boats) provide Shirley (in Liz May) and Anna (Robin Piccone) with a great fishing spot.

19Pool time

18Like Shirley’s suit?


16Views and Brews

15Property Views

14BungalowsMarch 2017 Stem To Stern in the SB&Y Swimsuit Edition

Rent a private home away from home in a private bungalow. And cover-up in Hazel Beach Cover-ups!

13Our favorite Playa Largo Staff Member! Southern Boating & Yachting Swimsuit Issue

David (the best) helped out so much– he went above and way beyond!

12Mermaid LifeSouthern Boating Swimsuit Issue

It’s tough being a mermaid….

11Beach House Pool

10Makeup Time! Shirley gets her makeup done by the pool.

To truly feel like a model, you must get your make-up done by Michele Winters of Palm Beach Makeup. Shirley wears a suit by Montce, Lexi Jewelry, and Abaco Sunglasses.

9Fruity-tuity Southern Boating Swimsuit Issue

Shirley takes a sip from passion fruit. She is wearing a swimsuit by Sinesia Karol and jewelry by Lexi jewelry.  

8Here Fishy, fishy!SB Behind the Scenes 014 ©Jim Raycroft

The girls put their angling skills to the test, with a bit of assistance from our trusty boat crew, aboard a Nor-Tech.  Shirley wears Liz May and Abaco Sunglasses.

7Kisses all aroundSouthern Boating Swimsuit Issue 2017

Brooke blows a kiss in MANTA.

6Hard work, warm watersSouthern Boating Swimsuit 2017

The crew moves boats to get the perfect shot. Boats provided by Nor-Tech.

5Uh-oh! swimsuit shoot southern boating & Yahting

Brooke blows out her *burned* marshmallow. The resort has smores making kits for purchase at the Playa Largo Trading Company, located just off the lobby. Suit by SwimSystems and Lexi Jewelry.

4Just lounging around…SB Shot 35 043 ©Jim Raycroft

Lounging on unique round sun pads by the pool. Suit by MANTA. Choker by Lexi Jewelry, earrings by Sugar.

3Too hot? Cool down in the poolSouthern Boating swimsuit outtakes

Taking a dip in the beautiful pool in the center of the resort. Suit by Sinesia Karol, earrings by Sugar.

2Paddleboarding, sort of. Southern Boating's Swimsuit Issue 2017

Anna takes a break from paddling (toys available for rent at the resort’s beach). Suit by Sinesia Karol, sunglasses by Abaco, choker by Lexi.

1Jewels abound

Stay tuned…more photos will be added soon!