Dear Boating Subscriber, You might have noticed that you missed your June 4 eNewsletter, and we are just a tad late on this one. Well, big changes have taken place at Boating, and our editorial staff would like to fill you in on them now to get you back in the Boating swing.
First, Boating has been acquired by Bonnier Corporation USA, the same company that publishes award-winning magazines like Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Motor Boating and Yachting. Second, if you were receiving Boating magazine, you can expect uninterrupted delivery of it until the end of your subscription or for as long as you choose to renew it.
Third, Randy Vance (c’est moi) is the new Editor in Chief and Robert Stephens is the new Editor. Sue Whitney will also be added to the editorial lineup as Managing Editor. Senior Technical Editor, Kevin Falvey, remains on board, and we are thrilled to be working with him. Also remaining, to keep the ship on course, are many top contributors, including Charlie Plueddeman, Eric Colby, David Seidman and others. Former Technical Editor, Pete McDonald, will remain a contributor as well.
We know that you subscribe to Boating because it is the world’s largest powerboat magazine and the most authoritative voice in boating. We plan to preserve that tone by combining our own long-term experience in the field with the work of our award-winning contributors. We will present the information you trust us to provide in exciting new ways starting in the September issue, where we will reveal a new graphic design, larger page size, heavier paper stock and a return to a perfect-bound spine instead of the staples you’ve seen on the previous few issues. These are all signs of the commitment to quality that you can expect from your new publishing team.
What’s more, we want to know more about what you think of Boating. Many of you are already on a reader panel, and those who aren’t should feel free to sign up. One thing you can count on: We are going to be looking to you for more information about what you want to read in Boating! Give it to us straight. It’s your magazine and we want you to continue loving it!
Sincerely Randy Vance, Editor in Chief