Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine Facebook 'Likes' Reach 5,000 – Join Us!

2nd March 2015 Facebook 'Likes' Reach 5,000 – Join Us!

#FACEBOOK – Over 5,000 people now 'like' Afloat magazine on Facebook, the social media site. Thanks to all our friends for your comments, suggestions and interest in Irish boating and sailing.

It's a satisfying number to date because the aim has always been to provide Irish sailing and boating clubs, classes and the wider maritime community with comprehensive and reliable information in a dynamic independent site to promote our great sport to the wide audience only the internet provides.

As well as our popular facebook feed the Afloat digital offering includes a healthy twitter feed (4,000 followers) and the independent and award winning website at its core. We send out a free daily enews to a growing community of over 6,000 boaters. You can subscribe to it HERE and you can check out back issues HERE.

We also have a separate boats for sale website with over 300 different types of boats for sale. The site has a strong returning readership with around 48% of daily visits being return visitors. In fact over the peak sailing months in 2014, Afloat surpassed its own records for unique (direct) visitors with an average of 52,024 unique visitors a month.

We enjoy bringing you timely updates on Irish boating and sailing, clearly readers like them too! We look forward to seeing more and more of you on our Facebook page. 'Like' Afloat HERE and get daily boating updates on your facebook wall.

We work hard to achieve top Google Search rankings and together with a tightly bound community of readers,'s combination of opinion, hard news and features puts it at the very heart of the national conversation on sailing, boating and maritime affairs.

Thanks to all our readers for your continued support!

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