In a little more than a year, seriousoffshore.com has grown from a fledgling website started by high-performance boat enthusiasts Chris Sunkin, Craig Hall, Ted Ginnity and Nick Kamenszky to the strongest high-performance marine site in existence. Driven primarily by compelling message boards, seriousoffshore.com has become the place for intelligent, civil discussion on every conceivable subject in the go-fast boating world.
That’s because so many of the site’s members are more than enthusiasts. Many of them work, or have worked, in the high-performance powerboat world and are experts in their fields. In short, seriousoffshore.com has the kind of resources it takes to grow from being an outstanding forum for discussion to a broader—and equally outstanding—online editorial product.
“The members we have on this board—we couldn’t possibly pay them enough for their talent, expertise and knowledge,” Sunkin told me earlier today. “And they are generous enough to want to share all of it.”
To that end, Sunkin said seriousoffshore.com will expand its editorial offerings in 2010. While the form of that expansion is far from final, it likely will include daily and weekly blogs, interactive online features, exclusive video segments and a real-time, technical “question-and-answer” section. And those are just a few of the ideas Sunkin and his team are working on.
Do I believe in the future of seriousoffshore.com? Absolutely—so much for that I have agreed to work with principals in an editorial capacity, from helping new blog writers “find their voices” to creating original content.
I love to finish the week with good news. And the future of seriousoffshore.com is very good news.