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About Soundings

Soundings is the news and feature publication for pleasure boaters. Our award-winning coverage of people, issues, events and technology of recreational boating is second to none.
Our editorial emphasis is on objective coverage of the news, with regular features on people and their boats, upcoming events, new products and services, and coverage of major national and international boating and yachting events.

If you are buying or selling a used boat, check out our searchable database on this site, or pick up a copy of Soundings at the newsstand. Soundings Boats For Sale, the nation's leading marine classified source, reaches 155,000 dedicated boaters with each issue. Combined with our Internet partner,, we reach more than one million Internet boat shoppers each month.
Soundings magazine is now celebrating its 45th year serving the nation's recreational boaters. Soundings Publications LLC also publishes the marine business journal Soundings Trade Only and Woodshop News, a news and feature publication for small-shop professional woodworkers. All of Soundings Publications' magazines are published by Cruz Bay Publishing Inc., an Active Interest Media company.

About AIM

Based in El Segundo, Calif., AIM ( is a leading publisher of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites. AIM's five publishing groups include Healthy Living, Marine, Home Buyer, Outdoor and the Equine Group. The company publishes 40 magazines and numerous websites including Yoga Journal, Backpacker, Vegetarian Times, SNEWS® American Cowboy, Log Home Living, Arts & Crafts Homes, Peaks, Dressage, Black Belt, Yachts International, Soundings, Soundings Trade Only, Woodshop News and others. AIM produces and markets conferences, DVDs and books, and produces log-and-timber home shows and seminars. The company also produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, the largest boat show in the world. The company was formed in October 2003 by the private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners and by Efrem Zimbalist III.