Writers Guidelines

Our niche is cruising sailboats
from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s and beyond.

We publish articles focused on pride of ownership and articles that discuss upgrades, maintenance, refits, and restoration of good old boats. In addition to these core themes, we publish articles about vendors of good old boat products and services and histories of sailing industry companies and individuals who have influenced the industry.

Because these themes are well-covered by other magazines, we do not publish:

  • Destination articles
  • Cruising logs
  • Racing coverage

In addition to technical articles, we also welcome articles focused on sailors and their boats, reflections columns, cruising memories, and other features.

Acceptance (or not)

Articles are submitted on speculation. Competition for space in Good Old Boat magazine is brisk. Our responsibility to our readers requires that we try to get the best and most appropriate material. Do not be discouraged if your submission is not accepted. A piece that is not accepted by one publication could easily be just what another publication is looking for. Send articles and photos to

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Technical Articles

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