A few months ago, I logged into the boatsdotcom YouTube channel to upload a new how-to video and noticed the page looked completely different. Instead of showing the latest video at the top, now there was a gaping black hole of a gray box with the instruction "load your image here."


The new boats.com trailer is now live on YouTube.

I quickly trolled through the archives and dug out a lively photo from Neil Rabinowitz, filling the black hole with a friendly photo of kids playing on a beach. But below it was another black hole; this one said "Upload your trailer here."

Well now that second hole is filled as well, thanks to the hard work of editor Doug Logan (the new "voice" of boats.com) and videographer Paul Cronin. Somehow Paul managed to boil down the 250 hours of footage he's taken over the past two years during video boat reviews, boat show short takes, and how to videos, into a lively 50-second piece that will give viewers a great idea of the wide variety available on our channel.

If you've visited our channel before, you already know that we've got something for every water enthusiast. Whether you're interested in power, sail, towboats, fish boats, or just riding around on your buddy's boat… please check in again and let us know what you think of the new trailer.  Don't forget about subscribing to our channel if you haven't already; that way you'll receive an update every time we upload something new.

And if you've never looked at our videos before, the trailer is a great way to sample our wide range of boat-related videos.

Did we leave out a boat you think should be included? Let us know in the comments, or tell us about it on Facebook.


Written by: Carol Cronin
Carol Cronin has published several novels about the Olympics, sailing, hurricanes, time travel, and old schooners. She spends as much time on the water as possible, in a variety of boats, though most have sails.