Welcome to the winter 2018 issue of Atlantic Boating Magazine — the first published under the Navigator Publishing brand.
Navigator Publishing has been covering the commercial marine industry in Atlantic Canada for more than two decades and we are now excited about the opportunity to broaden our scope to include recreational sail and power boats.
According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the recreational boating industry in Canada had an estimated 2016 revenue of $10 billion, adding $5.6 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The core boating industry supported about 75,000 jobs, generating $2.9 billion in annual salaries and wages.
In 2016, an estimated 43 per cent of Canadians went boating in 2016. At the same time, Canadians owned about 8.6 million boats.
It is quite obvious we love our boats, particularly in Atlantic Canada, where we are blessed with hundreds of cruising and sailing destinations, not to mention some of the best marina facilities in North America.
The first change the readers of Atlantic Boating will see is the return to a standard magazine size and format. Our goal is to provide our advertisers and readers with a premium publication, highlighting the best this industry has to offer, including advances in vessel design, exciting Atlantic Canadian destinations and the most comprehensive pleasure boat listings for individuals looking to buy or sell.
Boating in Atlantic Canada is an integral part of our heritage and is a pastime that continues to grow. It is our aim at Atlantic Boating to provide a world-class magazine that caters to the needs of this exciting and growing industry in Atlantic Canada.
Navigator Publishing is very excited to add Atlantic Boating to our list of marine publications and we look forward to reconnecting with you, the readers of this well-known magazine and getting your feedback on this publication and the pleasure boat industry in general.
Remember, in the words of French author Andre Gide, “one doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore.” Smooth sailing.