The media pack including our advertisement rates for the 2019/20 hard copy publication and the Boats & Watersports website can be downloaded from here


Directory Circulation

Phased distribution throughout the year:

  • Phase 1 – Via supermarkets and retail outlets at a cost of £3.75.
  • Phase 2 – 1,600 Independent newsagents throughout the country.
  • Phase 3 – The directory will be made available FREE to the general public at large shows and exhibitions,including Southampton boat Show, Crick (Narrow boats), Classic Boat shows,  etc to place the directory into the hands of enthusiasts, clubs,dealers and suppliers.
  • Phase 4 – It will also be distributed via boat brokers and dealers, chandlers and more.

Directory Layout

The Directory is printed in full colour glossy and is split into fifteen sections, which contain additional classifications designed to make each company easy to find according to your speciality(ies) :

  • Boat builders / repairs / restoration
  • Boat sales – new & used / brokerage
  • Boat services
  • Boat trips / charter / hire / cruises / holidays
  • Chandlery / parts & accessories / engines / electronics
  • Marinas / boat moorings / boat yards
  • Canal boats / narrowboats / inland waterways
  • Canoeing & kayaks
  • Motor cruisers / power boats
  • Ribs, inflatables and dinghies
  • Sailing / yachts
  • Classic & vintage boats
  • Watersports
  • Divers / diving
  • Fishing / fisheries / tackle & bait

Directory Website

The site currently receives an average of 554,000 hits a month a year making it very high traffic


Advert Prices

Starting from as little as £45 for a boxed bold entry or a full colour advert for £70 in the hard copy directory and as little as £80 to advertise on this website we are confident we can provide you with the perfect advertising package. For our latest advertising rates click here (PDF download).


Digital Magazine

Below you will find the online digital version of the latest edition of the Boats & Watersports Magazine.