BoatU.S. acquires DIY Boat Owner Magazine

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – DIY Boat Owner Marine Maintenance magazine, has agreed to be acquired by Boat Owners Association of The United States, BoatU.S. said in a release yesterday.

The acquisition also includes the magazine’s Web site,, which includes hundreds of articles, repair tips and an index to past issues.

“Since over 70 percent of the recreational boats bought and sold each year are used, this represents a significant opportunity for BoatU.S. to provide boat owners – both power and sail – with credible information that they can count on and trust,” said Michael Sciulla, BoatU.S. Magazine editor and associate publisher.

Sciulla will take on the role of publisher for DIY, while Elaine Dickinson, BoatU.S. Magazine managing editor, will become executive editor. They will be joined by DIY Boat Owner magazine’s founders Jan Mundy and Steve Kalman who will continue as editor and associate publisher, respectively.

“Steve and I are very excited knowing that our ‘baby’ will be in the hands of a noted consumer-oriented organization like BoatU.S. and that we will be on board to help it grow and attain a much larger readership than it has today,” said Mundy.

“We are absolutely delighted to be joining forces with DIY founders Jan Mundy and Steve Kalman who have created a publishing institution in the marine maintenance field,” said Sciulla. “Our job will be to bring this wealth of ‘hands-on’ knowledge to thousands of boaters and the more than 665,000 BoatU.S. members who could benefit from such information.”

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