BoatingLocal, part of Lighthouse Media Solutions, was founded in January 2010 by Tom Richardson and Dave Dauer. Richardson, the former editor of Offshore Magazine, and Dauer, Offshore’s former creative director, set out to build a dynamic, comprehensive online magazine that celebrates New England’s unique boating destinations and culture, and serves as a place where people with a passion for boating can come for daily news, videos, photos and articles on a wide range of subjects.
BoatingLocal’s content is provided by a team of experienced, award-winning boating writers, photographers and videographers, including Betsy Frawley Haggerty, Ken Textor, Holly Parker, Dan Mathers, Rick Eggleston, Tom Schlichter, Kim Kavin, Joe Myerson, Malerie Yolen Cohen, Annie Sherman, Tom Croke, Cory Silken, Joe Devenney, Scott Goodwin, Caryn B. Davis and Thaddeus B. Kubis.
The site’s content can also be accessed via social media, including Facebook, Twitter and RSS. Daily activity on these platforms alerts boaters to late-breaking news, water-related activities and events, and new products, articles, photos and videos that will enhance their boating experience and keep them better informed. Boaters can also sign up to receive daily emails and a monthly newsletter, both of which provide convenient listings of new content.