Yachting (magazine)

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Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
(December 2012)
Founder Oswald Garrison Villard
Year founded 1907
Company Bonnier
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
Website www.yachtingmagazine.com
ISSN 0043-9940

Yachting is a monthly English-language magazine published since 1907. It was founded by Oswald Garrison Villard, publisher of the New York Evening Post and The Nation.

Early History[edit]

On January 1, 1907, publisher Oswald Garrison Villard released the first issue of Yachting. A year later he appointed his “schoolmate and lifelong friend”, 37-year-old Herbert L. Stone,as the magazine’s second editor.[2] Stone continued as the editor through a series of ownership changes, except for a brief period during World War I when Stone went to war and Wililam Atkin took over.[3]

In 1920 Herbert Stone, Albert Britt and William A. Miles purchased the magazine from Mr. Villard, and sold it to John Clarke Kennedy a few years later. In 1938 Stone and some friends assembled the Yachting Publishing Company, and took on the role of president, publisher, and editor.[4] He served as editor until his retirement in 1952, and remained as publisher and president of the corporation until his death in 1955.[5]


Yachting features articles on sailing and powerboating. Most of the editorial content covers new marine products and developments, a calendar of races and lists of yacht brokerages.

The magazine is published by Bonnier Corporation. The editorial offices are in New York, NY, USA.


Dates Publisher
1938 – 1977 Yachting Publishing Corporation
1977 – 1985 Ziff Davis
1985 – 1987 CBS Magazines[6]
1987 Diamandis Communications[7]
1987 – 2000 Times Mirror Company[8]
2000 – 2007 Time Inc.[9]
2007 – present Bonnier[10]


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Villard, Oswald Garrison, Fighting Years, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939.
  3. ^ Yachting, October 2007 http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/2007/10/the-first-decades-photo-gallery?pnid=120701
  4. ^ Time Magazine 1953
  5. ^ ”The Skipper”, Yachting, November 1955, p. 42.
  6. ^ "CBS + Ziff = huge". Folio. February 1985. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ Geraldine Fabrikant (July 14, 1987). "CBS Inc. to Sell Magazine Unit to its Executives". The New York Times. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Times Mirror Magazine Deal". The New York Times. October 16, 1987. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Time Inc. to Acquire Times Mirror Magazines". Transworld Surf. October 20, 2000. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bonnier Magazine Group Buys 18 Magazines from Time Inc." (Press release). January 25, 2007. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 

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