MONACO—OnboardOnline today announced a strategic content partnership with The Islander magazine, a monthly superyacht industry print publication serving the Western Mediterranean. Together, OnboardOnline and The Islander will collaborate on storytelling and investigative series across platforms, building on each company’s strengths and offering consumers useful, relevant and entertaining journalism.
The Islander publishes news and features geared to superyacht crew and shoreside industry from some of the leading yachting writers and photographers in the world covering crew interviews, regattas, destinations and business updates. Since launching as a newsletter for the industry, The Islander, based in Palma de Mallorca has grown into an 140-160 page colour magazine often referred to as “The Bible,” and has a devoted monthly readership of over 6,000.
As part of the partnership, OnboardOnline and The Islander will work together to deliver across both print and digital platforms. OnboardOnline will supplement The Islander’s French Riviera yachting news coverage along with crew insights, marina features and a hard-hitting interview series called “Captains of Industry.” The Islander’s regatta coverage will also be given a broader digital footprint via OnboardOnline.
Both outlets are also passionate about marine conservation and will continue to report on business and regulatory developments that may impact the yachting industry.
“This content partnership continues our commitment to working with the industry’s best targeted media platforms,” said Don Hoyt Gorman, executive editor, OnboardOnline. “We are excited to work with The Islander on content development and extend the reach and impact of OnboardOnline in the Western Med via a print readership, which we see as very valuable.”
“Our collaboration with The Islander is a great fit as we share an appreciation for the value of good storytelling and relevant, entertaining journalism.” said Sam Watson, founder of OnboardOnline. “Working with The Islander adds value for our clients, allowing us to deliver quality content in a range of formats for a combined audience of over 130,000 across digital, print and radio.”
“We are very excited about this new collaboration which will add value to both readers and advertisers of our respective businesses, says Simon Relph, Managing Editor of The Islander. OnboardOnline are, without doubt the leading digital magazine in our industry sector and we are very proud to be working with Sam, Don and their team. Between us, I know we have some of the best content writers in the superyacht industry, so this combined team will produce some of the best in depth features plus all the latest developments on both platforms.”
OnboardOnline is a digital publication for the global yachting community, targeted to captains, crew, industry professionals and enthusiasts worldwide.
Their mission is to be at the forefront of issues that matter to their readers, providing information and resources around yacht charter, marinas and destinations as well as new technologies and marine conservation.
In July 2018, OnboardOnline announced a strategic content partnership with SuperYacht Radio, giving them a combined audience of over 130,000 members at sea and ashore.
About The Islander
The Islander started life 21 years ago in Palma de Mallorca, initially as a gossip and local newsletter by the late John Rule. Through the years the magazine became a more serious read and the current owner/ editor bought the business from the well known Peter Franklin in 2013. Since then, the magazine has gone from strength to strength, growing from 36 pages to a regular 160 pages each and every month, covering global Superyacht Industry news and distributed throughout the Western Mediterranean.
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