Southern Boating

45 Years..and counting!

September marks a special time for Southern Boating. We turn 45 years old, and we couldn’t be happier to still be alive and kicking after all this time.

Logos, covers, mascots, oh my! A lot has changed in the past 45 years: advancements in electronics and technology, boat construction, hull styles, and so much more. It’s been an absolute pleasure to be along for this crazy ride that is the marine industry.

Take a look at some of our favorite covers from years past. They show the wide variety of topics and styles better than I could ever explain myself.

Sail into January 1979 April 1973This January issue from 1991 highlights the Bahamas. Celebrate the new year in 1973. The OG cover back in 1972. This one started it all!The first swimsuit cover back in 1981. The 2008 cover highlights charter vacations and more. October 1974Lounging in September of 1973. February 1973- Welcome to the Miami Boat Show. Buns the word in the February 2003 cover. The July issue of SB has generally been dedicated to Center Consoles. Clear waters, blue skies in the June 1973 issue. A sportfish graces the cover of this June 1978 cover. Cheers to 10 years! The October Issue from 2006 October 197220 years of Southern Boating! September 1992