By David Gee

Right after three eventful yrs as the editorial captain of Boating Industry, I am turning the helm in excess of to the really able Adam Quandt. He is new to the part of editor-in-chief obviously, but not new to Boating Industry. He begun as an associate editor 4 decades ago and has been my teammate as controlling editor throughout my full tenure. Congrats to Adam!

Alongside one another we have aided guideline Boating Business by way of the uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic, broadened the editorial coverage and successfully shepherded the ELEVATE Summit to a respectable posture in the sector ecosystem. We also strengthened sector recognition programs these as 40 Underneath 40, Women of all ages Building Waves and Mover & Shakers, expanded the digital offerings, and oversaw a magazine and web page redesign. By means of it all, we also mainly stored an viewers that grew above 100% virtually overnight when the industry turned to us for their news for the duration of the shutdown in spring of 2020.

Boating Marketplace is no more time just a magazine, it is a platform that fosters community and creates connections by a myriad of touchpoints.

I am also happy to report I will continue to be showing in Boating Market and other areas as Considered Chief in Residence, bringing inspirational and strategic considered leadership to the programming of ELEVATE SUMMIT and to the firms we all engage in.

This all commenced to acquire condition at IBEX past tumble, as I sat down with Marion Small, the CEO of Boating Field’s parent firm. She owns 14 magazine titles underneath the banner of EPG, and she outlined her options to cleave the organization into two unique sections.

The Manufacturer Acceleration side will produce the written content and conferences and deliver the instruments and systems and human funds to have interaction specific audiences in different verticals. And the Specialty Information and facts facet will mine, mixture, synthesize and monetize proprietary market facts accumulated from an viewers of tens of millions over a long time.


As I commence, or re-start off as it had been, my have communications consulting and speaking company, EPG is starting to be my initial consumer, so my affiliation with them – and you – continues!

When I commenced at Boating Marketplace every person told me how fragmented the industry is. That was a little bit of a revelation. But as a lifelong boater and watersports fanatic, no person had to convey to me how pleasant and entertaining the boating community is, and it will be exciting to provide that community in new means.

See you on the water!