About Colin Squire Publishing

An Introduction

Colin Squire, the founder of the Yachting Matters magazine began his career working with Superyachts in 1978 as a deck hand onboard a 147 ft motor yacht. The yacht was used constantly by the owner when not being chartered and in its time was considered to be an exceptional vessel due to its size, there were very few vessels at the time that were longer. Prior to heading off, he had never sailed before but fell in love with the sea and above all the yachts that he sailed on. Before beginning his seagoing adventures he had a successful sales career in print, working with two of Europe's largest printing companies.

Within a year he had become the 1st officer of 'Bernadette' and had cruised extensively throughout Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, both East and West and had crossed the Atlantic to cruise throughout the Caribbean. The following years saw him moving to ever larger yachts as the industry exploded and working with the world's top designers and yards on new builds, refits and refinishing projects. In 1985 he acquired his Captain's ticket and by the late 80's was working as a Captain. 1990 was a decisive year in which he decided to head ashore where he launched Colin Squire Publishing, selling original yacht art and fine art prints to Captains and Owners. To promote this business he would travel around the marinas in the Mediterranean selling to friends and delivering his company brochures to yachts. From this, in 1994, the YachtFile 'Information Direct' pack was born. Colin Squire Publishing produces 6,000 of these unique packs a year, containing hard copy company brochures, CD's and newsletters for personal on-board delivery to thousands of different, professionally run yachts throughout the world. The Yachting Matters magazine followed in 2000. A perfect complement to the YachtFile packs and their exclusive delivery.