Boat Trader Magazine is the print companion to Boattrader.com. The magazine was launched in 1991 by Boat Group and has since welcomed a large readership and circulation in the United States. In 2006, Boat Group along with Boat Trader was purchased by Apax Partners, a British private equity firm with headquarters in London, England. In 2006, the magazine launched BoatTraderOnline.com, which published listings, blogs, and articles about buying and selling boats and other watercraft.
In 2004, NADAguides.com helped BoatTraderOnline,com become an exclusive boat classifieds partner. A year later, BoatTraderOnline.com launched its sail boat companion website, SailBoatTraderOnline.com. In 2009, Boat Trader merged all three of its watercraft websites, including BoatTraderOnline.com, and YachtTraderOnline.com, into simply BoatTrader.com.
In the process, Boat Trader also moved its readers into the digital world. It transformed itself into an entirely digital publication from its print format. In 2011, BoatTrader.com merged once more, this time with YachtWorld.com and Boats.com. The new website became operational under a new company called Dominion Marine Media. In 2017, Boat Trader Magazine moved its headquarters to Miami, Florida.
LISTINGS CONTENT – BUYING AND SELLING
Boat Trader has established itself as the place for readers and boat enthusiasts to talk shop, buy and sell boats, and learn the latest trends in boating and other watercraft. After merging its print and digital platforms, Boat Trader has witnessed a surge in demand for online boat listings.
On its website, patrons can use its ‘Find’ feature to locate the boat of their dreams. Patrons can filter their search results by Type, Make, Dealers, City, State, and Engines & Trailers. For patrons who are looking to sell their boats, Boat Trader makes it easy to do so with its ‘Sell Your Boat’ feature. There, patrons can target Boat Trader’s 5 million shoppers and receive up to 99% of the asking price. Patrons can also sell boat engines and trailers in addition to boats. Boat history reports are also available upon request at BoatHistoryReport.com.
Boat Trader makes shipping boats easy through its partnership with uShip. Patrons can get free quotes on shipping and other useful information about boat and parts transportation. Boat Trader also has a dedicated team of customer service representatives to help patrons list their boats for sale.
RESOURCES CONTENT – WATER BLOGGED BLOG
Need advice on buying and selling your boat, or some pointers on the best boat engine and accessories on the market today? Look no further than Boat Trader’s blog called Water Blogged. In it, patrons will find an abundance of resources on buying and selling boats and other watercraft. These informational and educational blog posts range from beginner tips to expert know-hows. The blog also shares information on buying used boats and buying brand-new high-end boats. Equally engaging is the blog’s content on selling. There, readers will find everything they need to know about selling a boat. The articles range from “Five Things to Do to Prepare Your Boat for Sale,” to “Selling Your Boat? 10 Tips for Sprucing Up Your Engine.”
Another great feature of Boat Trader’s Water Blogged is its posts on boating. This is a general blog section for anything that has to do with boating. Readers can find information on the best boat apps, boat games, boat storage, boat wipeouts, spring break destinations, and much more. Some popular topics include boat maintenance, onboard tools, boat repair, boat sales, boat safety, inboard engines, marinized engines, boat parade, boat lights, boat decorations, binoculars, boat towing, powerboats, boat trailers, and the EZ Loader.
Finally, Boat Trader’s Water Blogged is home to an abundance of reviews on the latest model boats, engines, tools, and accessories. These reviews give readers an inside look at some of the best boats on the market today. There are also reviews about the best boats for a specific purpose, such as “10 Best Tow Boats for Water Skiing and Wakeboarding,” “10 Bass Boats that Will Blow You Away: Cast Action Heroes,” “Six Great New Boats Under 25 Feet from the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,” “Three Scrappy Center-Consoles for 2016,” “Four Great Runabouts for 2016,” and “Four Innovative Pontoon Boats for 2016.”
Lenny Rudow is a Senior Editor of Boat Trader Magazine and Boats.com. Prior to joining Boat Trader, he was a freelance writer and a part-time editor, as well as an award-winning journalist. His work has been featured in Yacht World, Boatus Magazine, BDOutdoors.com, Boating Magazine, Sport Fishing, Yachting Magazine, Texas Fish & Game Magazine, and Sea Magazine. Lenny Rudow has written more than 1,000 reviews on boats. He has also written for more than 20 publications published both nationally and regionally.
In addition, he has been an editor for Boating magazine for 12 years and recently worked as the editor of a start-up fishing site called Earthsports.com. Lenny Rudow is a proud board member of Boat Writers International. He prides himself on his ability to connect with readers and boat enthusiasts through print as well as digital journalism. Rudow expressed that, “Being able to see where our readers spend their time gives us the ability to discover what works editorially, and when we find something that works, we can provide more of it. If you want to be on the cutting edge and both experience and play a role in innovation first-hand, you join the digital revolution.”
Lenny Rudow’s most recent articles include: “Evinrude iDock- Is It Worth The Cost?,” “TV At Sea- BoatUS Magazine,” “SeaDek Test- Three Years Underfoot,” Ethanol Sucks- So Now What?,” “How Does Seakeeper Gyroscopic Stabilization Work?,” “Sailfish 270 CC- Swing That Gaff,” “10 Signs of Top Notch Boat Construction,” and “3 Top Boat Security & Monitoring Options.”
Gary Reich is a Senior Editor at Soundings Magazine and a contributing writer for Boats.com and Boat Trader Magazine. Prior to working for Soundings Magazine, he worked as a senior writer at Anglers Journal, a principal at Force Ten Communications, an editor at PropTalk Magazine, and a managing editor at Waterway Guide. Gary Reich is a professional writer with 15 years of experience writing in areas of boating, the environment, marine hobbies, and the outdoors. He has won numerous awards for his contributions and writing throughout his career. His work has been featured in Anglers Journal, PassageMaker, Chesapeake Bay, Lakeland Boating, and Salt Water Sportsman magazines. Gary Reich specializes in writing and editing for digital and print publications. He has in-depth knowledge of SEO, social media, and content management. He is a graduate of Communications at the University of Baltimore.
Doug Logan is a Senior Editor at YachtWorld.com. He has worked there since 2018. Prior to joining YachtWorld.com, Doug was the editor-in-chief at Practical Sailor. He has also worked as a managing editor and technical editor at Sailing World. He has also served as webmaster for Sailing World and Cruising World. He was the contributing editor for Powerboat Reports. Doug Logan has had a prolific career in print journalism; he has edited numerous books about boats and the sea.
His most recent articles include: “Olympic Rowing: The Royalty of Sustained Pain,” “10 Tips for Cleaning Your Boat Bottom and Saving Fuel,” “Wireless AIS for the iPhone or iPad,” “How to Remove a Boat Name,” “Keeping Your iPhone Dry: LifeProof Excels,” “Hard Dinghies: Tote, Tow, Row, and Stow,” and “Winterizing Your Diesel Engine: Oil Change.”
Charles Plueddeman is a Contributor and Columnist for Boating Magazine, He is also the Outboard Expert for Boats.com, and an occasional contributor for other publications, including MSN.com autos and McMurry. His work has been featured in Boating Magazine, Sport Fishing, and Power and Motoryacht. At Boats.com, he has written features and blog posts about boat reviews and marine technology news.
Charles has worked at Boating Magazine for 31 years and counting. He began his career there as an associate editor and features editor before taking on the role of an editor at large. He specializes in writing about trailerable boats, marine engine technology, PWC, towing, and propeller application. In addition to writing for Boating Magazine and Boats.com, Charles works as a contract employee/supplier for Harley Davidson Motor Company, where he writes a variety of product communications. He is a journalism graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
His most recent articles include: “Thrown From the Boat!”, “American Ethanol Still Top Gun,” “Mercury Racing Crate Motor in New Roadster Shop Project,” “New Yamaha AR195 Sport Boat Review,” “Project 1080 a ‘Resto-Mod’ Cigarette,” “Who You Callin Goofy?!”, “Afina 3950 Boat Test,” and “Go-Fast Blast From: The Past Night Refueling at Lake X.”
Boat Trader Magazine and Boattrader.com are your one-stop shop for buying and selling boats and parts, plus all the resources you need to take care of your boats. The magazine and website are approachable even for novices, and enthusiasts will find the content refreshing in the world of recycled information.