Sportboat Magazine debuts

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The first issue of Source Interlink Media's Sportboat Magazine is available at newsstands and subsequent issues will be available quarterly this year.

Victoria Newton is the magazine's associate publisher. She was with Powerboat Magazine for more than 14 years, and her roles included associate publisher. She most recently was a key figure in the launch of Performance Boats magazines and websites.

Taking the editorial reigns for the next issue is Eric Colby, former editor of Powerboat Magazine for seven years and former senior technical editor for 10 years at Boating magazine, where he wrote the Boat Doctor column. An award-winning journalist and former offshore powerboat racer, Colby has written exclusively about the marine industry for 25 years.

The duo are joining industry veteran and Sportboat publisher Joe Rode to produce the second issue. The first one was launched with 100,000 newsstand copies.

"We are excited to enter this market and are thrilled with the industry support that we have already received," said Warren Kosikov, vice president of sales and operations, in a statement. "The performance automotive and performance marine markets have a lot of crossover, both on the industry and enthusiast sides. We look forward to utilizing Source Interlink Media's publishing and distribution strength to serve the marine industry."


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