MEGAYACHT NEWS: REAL STORIES OF REAL INTEREST
Megayacht News is the leader among independent Web sites devoted to luxury yachts, with a particular emphasis on information of interest to American owners, buyers, and their representatives.
Its emphasis on original content, not copied and pasted press releases, is among the reasons why it is so highly valued and enjoys monthly traffic of 38,500 page views.* Megayacht News has an innovative, multi-faceted approach that includes daily original news articles, newsletters, videos, slideshows, and podcasts. Topics include new launches, design proposals, luxury yachting events, marina developments, and interviews with owners. Of particular interest is the popular “Leadership Series,” featuring Q&As with true leaders in the yachting industry, helping owners and their representatives make better informed decisions when it comes to commissioning and using their yachts.
Megayacht News was named to The Helium Report’s (now Halogen Guides’) best yacht blogs list, and it’s the go-to source for Reuters, CNBC, Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times, CNN.com, and others.
Further underscoring the strength of the editorial focus and the readership reach, an average of one story per week is syndicated by Superyacht Business magazine in its e-newsletter, and two stories each month are syndicated on Yachting magazine’s website. Through most of 2010, the full daily Megayacht News feed was also syndicated by YachtWorld.com and Boats.com. Megayacht News is the only site to enjoy all of these relationships.
THE MEGAYACHT NEWS TEAM
Megayacht News was founded in 2007 by Diane M. Byrne, one of the best-known and highly respected yachting journalists worldwide. She continues to operate the site today, overseeing all aspects of content creation and design. She has been covering megayachts since 1993 and is closely involved with the leading professional organizations not just in the yachting field, but also in journalism and entrepreneurship:
- a longtime International Superyacht Society member, joining the organization in 1995; since 2010, she has served on the Board of Directors
- a founding member of the United States Superyacht Association
- since 2003, an active member of the Association for Women in Communications, which presented her with a prestigious Clarion Award for Best Feature Writing
- since 2012, an active member of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.
In 2012, Megayacht News welcomed Capt. Tork Buckley as a contributor, until his untimely death late that year. Also in 2012, Megayacht News was pleased to add well-known yachting journalists Frances and Michael Howorth to our regular team of contributors. Megayacht News additionally features guest posts by leading representatives in other yachting media as well as the yachting industry.
If you represent an industry company and wish to send us press releases, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* source: Google Analytics, January 2013