The recent takeover of the LuxMedia Group by the Pinpoint Media group has consolidated the Middle East yachting press.

LuxMedia had published a number of local yachting titles including Yachts Emirates; Yachts Bahrain, Yachts Kuwait, Yachts Qatar, Yachts Lebanon and Boats Arabia. Following the Pinpoint Media Group acquisition of LuxMedia earlier this year, these titles have been replaced by just one edition called Yachts Middle East. Steve Chalmers, previously editor of Yachts Emirates is continuing as editor of Yachts Middle East which stands as the main English-language yachting title for the region.

In his opening editorial he stated: “For 25 years, Yachts Emirates celebrated the local boating culture of the UAE, but now with a new publisher on board we are branching out to cover the rest of the Middle East, from Turkey down to Oman.”

Pinpoint has strengthened the editorial team and the magazine’s website will also be upgraded. The Pinpoint Media Group is a leading Dubai-based publishing group which produces a series of publications and website across a range of markets including quality titles for men and women, property, food and now yachts.