Small Boats Magazine is a monthly web-based magazine dedicated to owners and users of boats that can be stored and maintained at an average-size home. It features a range of designs for oar, paddle, power, and sail.

To have unlimited access to Small Boats Magazine, you must subscribe, and whenever your subscription is active, you’ll have access to everything we’ve published from the very first issue to the current issue. Subscriptions renew automatically; as long as your credit card remains valid, you need to take no action to keep your subscription current. We’ll alert you when your card expires, and you’ll simply need to update your card information on your account page in order to maintain your subscription. You may cancel your subscription anytime from your account page or by emailing If your subscription has expired, you’ll see a prompt to subscribe when browsing our web site. Your access to the current issue and back issues will be restored upon renewal of your subscription.

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You can add the 13th Annual Special print issue of Small Boats for only $9.95.* Small Boats 2019 features  a curated anthology of the “best of” articles from the past year which includes detailed reviews of spectacular boats for sail, power, paddle and oar. Each lavishly illustrated profile describes the design, construction and performance of a high-quality small boat, with a few exciting adventure stories sprinkled in to inspire the intrepid small boat voyagers. (Ships December 2018)

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