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About Us

”The Islander” magazine is THE only monthly English language, dedicated yachting publication, providing news and information for the yachting industry in the entire Western Mediterranean region. We have a regular monthly readership of over 6,000 and also a brand new website, Facebook page and Twitter account (@islandermag) The  magazine was founded in 1997, in Palma de Mallorca, initially as a newsletter for the nautical industry. Palma is still the home of The Islander, but it has since grown into an 112 page, full colour, quality magazine, often referred to as “The Bible”.
We now include relevant industry news as well as regatta reports for both modern and classic yachts, articles on marine conservation, cutting edge technology, legal and taxation matters, financial advice, a section dedicated to Stewardesses, a new Crew Matters section , professional yacht racing, diving safety, medical and health matters, SUP ( Stand Up Paddleboarding), local yacht club race reports , local lifestyle news and restaurant reviews plus much, much, more and growing…The Islander is distributed throughout the Western Med, by our own dedicated  team of distributors, thus eliminating any wastage. We also include articles of interest from the regions, thus widening the appeal for both readers and advertisers .The Islander actively supports, appears and distributes copies at the most of the major yachting events in the Western Med as can be seen from the list.
2016 Activities

  • Palma Boat Show
  • Palma Superyacht Show
  • London Superyacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show
  • Palma Vela
  • Antibes Boat Show
  • Princess Sofia Olympic Regatta
  • Wally Regatta Mahon
  • Palma Superyacht Cup
  • Copa del Rey
  • Classic Club de Mar Regatta
  • Almirate Conde de Barcelona
  • Panerai Classic Regatta Mahon
  • Panerai Classic Regatta Cannes
  • Les Voiles St. Tropez
  • Monaco Yacht Show
  • Barcelona Boat Show
  • Southampton Boat Show
  • Oyster Regatta Palma
  • METS
  • Global Superyacht Forum
  • Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
  • Antigua Charter Show

The Islander Nautical Media S.L. is owned and managed by Simon Relph, who has had over 35 years of experience in the yachting industry, and a very experienced yachtsman having won several World, European and National Sailing Championships over the last 35 years.