Maritime Publishing acquires Professional Mariner, Ocean Navigator magazines

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(SAN DIEGO) — Maritime Publishing of San Diego announced Monday that it has acquired Professional Mariner and Ocean Navigator magazines from Portland, Maine-based Navigator Publishing.

According to Dave Abrams, CEO of Training Resources Limited, the parent company of Maritime Publishing, “We are in the business of providing mariners with knowledge through education. Professional  Mariner and Ocean Navigator have been providing knowledge through current industry news and original editorial content for decades, so they are a natural extension of our existing business. The titles give us the ability to provide mariners with advocacy, news and information about the industries and adventures we train them for.”

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Alex Agnew, president of Navigator Publishing, added, “I am very excited to be passing the torch to Dave and his team at Maritime Publishing. I believe they will elevate the already outstanding content that we  have been known for and provide resources to expand our efforts in both print and digital media. We could not think of a better successor to carry on our legacy.”

“This is the kind of strategic deal that we see as the future of special interest and B-to-B publishing,” said Ed Fitzelle, managing director of Luntz, Suleiman & Associates Inc., a publishing industry veteran.

About Maritime Publishing

Maritime Publishing is a publisher of trade and technical publications for the marine industry. Formed in  2020, Maritime Publishing is a division of Training Resources Limited Inc., the largest privately held provider of maritime training in the Western United States. Maritime Publishing also owns Pacific Maritime Magazine and Fishermen’s News. For more information, visit and or contact Dave Abrams, CEO, at (619) 263-1638.

About Professional Mariner

Since 1991, Professional Mariner and its annuals American Tugboat Review and American Ship Review  have been focused on the needs of U.S. Coast Guard-licensed professional mariners. These mariners work on board vessels, ashore running small and large maritime companies, and often go back and forth between office and vessel. Known for its careful and consistent coverage of lessons learned from maritime casualties, Professional Mariner is a news magazine with associated websites and newsletters.

About Ocean Navigator

Since 1985, Ocean Navigator and its annual Ocean Voyager have been focused on seamanship for self-reliant recreational mariners serious about spending time at sea. Initially focused on owners of voyaging sailboats, Ocean Navigator began serving the needs of owners of oceangoing displacement powerboats often referred to as “trawlers.” In support of its mission, Ocean Navigator operated a school, the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship (ONSOS), and also operated a tall ship, the schooner Ocean Star, from 1991 until 1998. In recent years, the magazine has sponsored youth education at sea by sponsoring the nonprofit Sailing Ships Maine, which has sent more than 500 teenagers to sea for overnight weeklong experiential educational programs.

By Professional Mariner Staff