Bi-monthly magazine about the techniques of building modern (mostly fiberglass or other composite) high-end yachts. Detailed, sometimes technical, stories about structure, equipment, and systems. Often the best source of up-to-date information on cruising boat systems.
Seattle-based monthy publication covering sailboat racing and cruising, primarily in the Northwest, but with many articles useful to all cruisers. Good source for those interested in cold-weather cruising, motorsailers, etc.
Attractive magazine covering trailerable cruising, daysailing and local on-the-water water adventures. Boat reviews, how-to articles, book reviews, cruising guides, and more. ~50 pages, monochrome, six issues a year.
Unlike the glossy cruising magazines, Practical Sailor accepts no advertising and conducts serious tests and evaluations of cruising gear such as binoculars, in-boom reefing systems, inflatable PFD's, fishfinders, bottom paints and other equipment. In addition to a test and ranking, most PS issues contain a boat review, a single product review, other articles about charters and other services, and readers' letters. Subscribers have access to some on-line material. ~24 pages, monochrome, twice a month.
Calling itself the Journal of Boat Design and Construction, Boatbuilder is written for the amateur builder and covers technique, plans, kits, materials and other relevant articles. ~50 pages, monochrome, six issues a year.