FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Southern Boating magazine recently won an Apex Award in the category, "Most Improved Magazines and Journals," the magazine reported in a press release earlier this month.
This year nearly 5,500 entries were submitted. The Southern Boating redesign focused on improved layout and photography, as well as enhanced editorial content.
The Apex Awards are judged based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.
"We’re very proud of what our team has achieved," said Bill Lindsey, executive editor. "Whether in terms of content, layout, or design, we try to make each new issue better than the last."
The focus of the magazine is on topics related to the interests of mariners in the 13 Sunbelt states in the Southeastern U.S. as well as throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean basin. Founded in 1972 by Skip Allen Sr., it is the region’s No. 1 recreational boating magazine, according to the release.
This September, Southern Boating celebrates 33 years of success in the recreational marine industry.