PowerBoat Guide Offers Free Online Access to 2012 Edition

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New service allows users to review specifications, interior layouts, production history and performance data for over 1,200 current and out-of-production trawlers, cruisers, and fishing boats, 27'–80' in length.

American Marine Publishing announced today that it is making the 2012 PowerBoat Guide freely available at its website, http://www.powerboatguide.com. Aimed at building product recognition among new users, visitors are invited to browse the PowerBoat Guide’s vast collection of boating information without setting up a user account or disclosing an email address.

“We gave this a lot of thought," said Ed McKnew, editor of the PowerBoat Guide. "In the end, we decided the best way to drive new sales is to make much our content available online where boaters can use it at no charge. Once they become familiar with all we have to offer we believe many will decide to order a copy of the PowerBoat Guide for themselves."

Those who wish to take advantage of this free boating information will find it posted on the "Free Access" page of the PowerBoat Guide website. Clicking on any highlighted link will bring up a new window for each selected model. As an added benefit, each page can be downloaded and saved for later reference. "The pages will display in a standard PDF format," said McKnew. "That makes them easy to send as email attachments."

While the company has made the commitment to post its content online at no charge, the PowerBoat Guide’s used-boat values are not a part of the free service. For that — and for boats not included in the online viewing section — it will be necessary to purchase the 2012 PowerBoat Guide book or CD, or download the PowerBoat Guide PDF file to a computer or iPad.

About American Marine Publishing, Inc.

Founded in 1989, American Marine Publishing, Inc. produces and distributes the annual PowerBoat Guide as well as related e-books, reports and yachting guides.

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