Welcome to Boating Writers International

BWI is a professional organization consisting of writers, editors, publishers, photographers, videographers, broadcasters, public relations specialists and other stakeholders associated with the boating industry.

Memberships are offered in two categories:

  • Active marine journalists across the United States, Canada, and Europe
  • Supporting members, including marine manufacturers and service companies

 BWI is Best Known For

  • The BWI Annual Contest, held in December, which features 15 writing and electronic media submission categories resulting in $15,000 in awards.
  • Miami boat show Contest breakfast and Ft. Lauderdale boat show Technology breakfast – both free to all members. 
  • Communications efforts, including monthly newsletters, a resource-rich website, annually updated member directory and engaging social media focused on member issues and news.
  • Partnerships with leading marine manufacturer associations to recognize innovations in the marine industry where BWI members serve as judges.