Motor Boat & Yachting magazine marked its centenary in July 2004, and we have been spending the whole of the year celebrating in many ways

Motor Boat & Yachting magazine marked its centenary in July 2004, and we have been spending the whole of the year celebrating in many ways.

For any magazine to publish continuously for 100 years is a rare achievement, and to do it in an industry that has suffered as many set-backs as motorboating is exceptional. In the boom times the fortunes of motorboating, and Motor Boat & Yachting magazine, have gone from strength to strength, but we’ve also had two World Wars to get through, we’ve had fuel rationing, and we’ve had full-scale recessions. But despite these, MBY has been a constant companion to the recreational motorboater and as we move into the 21st Century, MBY continues to thrive and prosper.

To celebrate the fact the we’re still here, still writing about all that’s good (and occasionally bad) about our favourite pastime, the magazine has been looking back over the last 100 years and enjoying some of the best that motorboating through the years has to offer. You can see a flavour of that here, along with an opportunity to buy our book and our centenary issue.

Tom Isitt

Editor, MBY