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Publisher plans new marine magazine

Lighthouse Publications and Lighthouse Media Solutions are launching New England Boating, an annual, four-color, glossy magazine focused on the New England boating lifestyle and culture.

Publication of the premiere issue is set for early February, the company said.

New England Boating will focus primarily on the region’s many boating destinations. Each article will feature an overview of a particular port, as well as information that includes marina listings, anchorages, launch ramp locations, harbormaster contacts, and where to find fuel and service.

Also included are suggestions about local dining, accommodations, shopping, fishing and other interesting things to do and see. Readers seeking additional information about a destination can do so via QR codes linking them to BoatingLocal.com, an online source of boating news, videos, cruising and fishing information focused on New England.

“Our goal is to bring each boating destination to life through intriguing, well-crafted articles and stunning photography that make the reader want to jump in his or her boat and visit these places,” New England Boating Editor Tom Richardson said in a statement.

“The region’s boaters want a magazine that celebrates and understands the unique culture of boating in New England, and we aim to deliver,” added Richardson, a former editor at Offshore and Salt Water Sportsman magazines and publisher of BoatingLocal.com.

“We are thrilled about this new launch, which will become a significant part of our stable of high-end, quality magazines focused on important niches within the New England community,” Lighthouse president and CEO Rusty Piersons said in a statement.

Lighthouse titles include Southern New England Weddings, Living, Southern New England Home, Home Remodeling, and Golf & Leisure Cape Cod.

New England Boating will be distributed to 35,000 readers via newsstand, boat shows, advertiser locations and direct mail to include advertisers’ clients and potential clients.

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