Maritime Publishing of San Diego, CA announced today 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.
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 & Assoc. Inc., a publishing industry M&A veteran.
All Navigator employees, including Agnew, will continue with the magazines and will work with Maritime Publishing’s other magazines, Pacific Maritime Magazine and Fisherman’s News.