The Boaters TV Becomes #1 Boating Video Podcast in U.S.

The
Boaters TV, a thrice-weekly podcast covering boating news and features,
was viewed in excess of 50,000 times in the two months since the first episode
was released on June 18, quickly establishing itself as the top video podcast
for boat owners and enthusiasts in the United States.

The
podcast is published at www.TheBoaters.tv, and it is syndicated through other
popular online video content aggregators such as
YouTube, DailyMotion, and Yahoo Video. The podcast is also distributed
through the iTunes Store’s free podcast download center. Recent episodes have
covered the current debate over mandatory boater education and licensing, the
EPA’s Recreational Boating Act, and popular boating destinations such as Sea Ray’s
Aquapalooza celebration.

Episodes
are hosted by Julie Perry, long active in the boating community with years
of experience in yacht crew recruitment and the megayacht service niche.
Perry recently authored The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess
(October 2006). Perry resides in South Florida, the birthplace of The
Boaters TV and the boating capital of the

United States.

“The
momentum gathered by The Boaters TV can be attributed to its format, its
production, the need it fills in the boating community, and the general rise of
the podcast medium,” said CEO Leonard Boord. The short, casual format
delivers a wide variety of news in easily digestible episode-bites, and a quick
scan of the notes accompanying each installment gives an overview of topics
such as

America’s
Cup, wakeboarding, boat maintenance, sportfishing, sailing and houseboats.

“The
Boaters TV does not focus on a single boating sub-community such as megayachts
or sportfishing, but neither does it get lost trying to be everything to everybody,”
said Perry. “Instead, episodes are covering stories from a variety of
angles: from serious to lighthearted, from everyday boaters to luxury
yachters.”

The
Podcast is easily portable through the use of a video iPod or similar device.
Bolstered by rapidly rising viewing and subscription rates, The Boaters TV is
expanding its reach to include on-location coverage of major events such as
boat shows, as well as exclusive interviews with boating industry news-makers
including manufacturers, association representatives, and industry regulators.