SEA BREEZES JANUARY 2012
I am pleased to tell you that Sea Breezes Publications Limited, owners of Sea Breezes, has acquired the famous title Nautical Magazine from Brown, Son & Ferguson Limited of Glasgow. As a result, Nautical Magazine will be integrated into Sea Breezes from this issue onwards. We therefore extend a warm welcome to all Nautical Magazine readers.
The negotiations with Nigel Brown, Chairman of Brown, Son & Ferguson were very cordial and constructive with the agreed date of the acquisition being the last day of 2011. This transaction means that the historic title Nautical Magazine – first published in 1832 – will live on.
I first read Nautical Magazine when I went to sea as a young lad in 1960 and I am sure that many Sea Breezes readers will also be familiar with it. We have also taken the opportunity at this time to introduce changes to the design of our front cover and other pages and I hope these meet with your approval.
As a busy 2011 comes to an end the Sea Breezes team extend their very best wishes to all our readers for a happy and healthy 2012 and we look forward to continuing to share news, views and stories from the world of shipping with you over the coming year. We are very grateful for your continuing support and loyalty.
HAMISH ROSS, EDITOR