Arnie Hammerman says he is in the process of taking over the US Pacific Coast boating magazine from Duncan McIntosh Co

US-based marine publishing and marketing veteran Arnie Hammerman says he is in the process of taking over the publishing of SEA magazine from Duncan McIntosh Company Inc, as well as Boating World. Both magazines ceased publication last week.

Hammerman has put together a group of marine-focused editors, designers and marine professionals, many of whom have worked together previously. The current plan is to continue publishing while the transition takes place.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to continue the publication of this 108-year-old title that is focused on Pacific Coast boating,” says Hammerman. “The concept is simple. Produce really good content that’s not available anywhere else to connect with SEA’s loyal readers. We will continue to entertain and educate, and make sure to have fun in the process.”

Hammerman is the former publisher of Power & Motoryacht and Anglers Journal, and has been actively involved in marine publishing since 1996. In addition, he was the West Coast and Pacific Rim regional director for Yachting and other titles owned by the Bonnier Corporation. He currently runs a marketing services company headquartered in the Seattle, Washington area.

Duncan McIntosh and Hammerman are working through the details of the acquisition and expect to have more concrete news in the coming weeks as to how the titles will continue under the new ownership.