BWI Awards
February 2013

BoatUS Magazine Earns Eight Boating Writers International Honors

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. February 20, 2013 – At the recent annual meeting of Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show, eight BoatUS Magazine features were honored for excellence in journalism in the 20th Annual BWI Writing Contest. Judged by active members of the boating media, this year’s contest attracted 370 entries in categories ranging from fishing to travel, boat tests to social media. Each and every BoatUS Magazine editor earned at least one Award or Certificate of Merit in this year’s contest – a first for the national boating publication that has the largest circulation in the US.


Sailing Ship Baltimore A Thoroughly Impractical Guide For Going To Sea

By Chris Landers

A two-week tour on a square-rigger ends up lasting five years.

Photo of modern fishfinder and radar Man Versus Machine

By Lenny Rudow

Are humans still the most intelligent entity on a boat?

Richard Zajac God Bless The Walleye

By Pat Piper

Spiritual and political connections to the silvery-brown fish.

photo of water hyacinth The Arms Race Against Invasives

By Mike Vatalaro

Fighting invaders with natural solutions.

Photo: Lisa Hemmert (2011 Photo Contest Entry) Dreaming Of A Dock On The Bay

By Ann Dermody

Could this be the best time ever to buy a slip?

Photo of a boat on stands Is Copper Bottom Paint Sinking?

By Ryck Lydecker

Will more states follow Washington’s ban?

Photo of a Coast Guard Rescue helicopterMay Day, May Day? No Way!

By Ryck Lydecker

A false distress call can quickly lead to mayhem.

photo of a young Tom Neale How I Met Your Mother

By Tom Neale

A chance encounter leads to a lifetime of happiness on the water.