Boat International Media buys ShowBoats International

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Boat International Media acquired the monthly ShowBoats International magazine and associated publications, events and Web sites from CurtCo Media LLC.

"This deal gives us the leading brand serving the U.S. superyacht market and greatly enhances our position as the leading media company serving the global superyacht industry," CEO Tony Harris said in a statement.

"We will continue to invest in ShowBoats International and will merge our U.S. magazine, Boat International USA, with it from the next issue. We expect to launch new events and Web businesses for the U.S. superyacht market without delay," he added.

Rebecca Cahilly, editor of Boat International USA, will become editor of the combined title ShowBoats International.

Gary De Sanctis, former publisher of ShowBoats International, will join CurtCo's Robb Report team and additionally act as a consultant to Boat International Media for a six-month period to assist in a smooth and successful handover.

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