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Maritime Publishing Acquires Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariner

A week or so ago we were speaking to Dave Abrams of Training Resources Limited in San Diego about his new foray into publishing in the marine market. In the back of our head, we had the thought that perhaps he and our friend, Alex Agnew of Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariners should get in touch. It turns out they already were. Here’s a press release about their recent business transaction:

Maritime Publishing Acquires Professional Mariner & Ocean Navigator Magazines San Diego, CA (March 15, 2021) – Maritime Publishing of San Diego, CA announced today that it has acquired Professional Mariner and Ocean Navigator magazines from Portland, Maine based Navigator Publishing.

According to Dave Abrams, CEO of Training Resources Limited, the parent company of Maritime Publishing, “We are in the business of providing mariners with knowledge through education. Professional Mariner and Ocean Navigator have been providing knowledge through current industry news and original editorial content for decades, so they are a natural extension of our existing business. The titles give us the ability to provide mariners with advocacy, news and information about the industries and adventures we train them for.

Alex Agnew, President of Navigator Publishing added “I am very excited to be passing the torch to Dave and his team at Maritime Publishing. I believe they will elevate the already outstanding content that we have been known for and provide resources to expand our efforts in both print and digital media. We could not think of a better successor to carry on our legacy.”

“This is the kind of strategic deal that we see as the future of special interest and B to B publishing,” said Ed Fitzelle, Managing Director of Luntz, Suleiman & Assoc. Inc., a publishing industry M&A veteran.
All Navigator employees, including Agnew, will continue with the magazines and will work with Maritime Publishing’s other magazines, Pacific Maritime Magazine and Fisherman’s News.
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