The world's leading model boat magazine

2020 marks the 70th year of publication of Model Boats and its immediate predecessor Model Maker, first published in 1950 when model boating was very different to what it is today.

Model Boats has brought benchmark levels of in-depth writing and quality photography to the hobby and is the world's best-selling model boating magazine. Each issue has extensive kit and model reviews, informative features, show reports, club news, new items for the modeller and regular expert columns from a number of highly regarded contributors.

Within alternate issues you'll find a high-quality FREE plan along with an accompanying build article. Model Boats covers all areas of this absorbing hobby. Whether your interest is in tugs, lifeboats, warships, sailing craft, model yachting or offshore racing, to name but a few, you will find something of interest within its pages.

Model Boats is published monthly by Mortons Media Group Ltd. and is available by direct subscription to the UK or overseas or from your local newsagent.

The magazine website: was launched at the end of 2006 and provides an opportunity for readers and indeed all who are interested in model boating to use the free forum to discuss the hobby. You will also find samples of previously published articles showing the wide variety of subjects covered in the magazine together with useful links. Following a recent makeover, the website is being improved to make it the No.1 port of call for model boaters everywhere.

It goes without saying that the editors are keen model boat enthusiasts. If you'd like to get in touch then there are a number of ways for you to do so, we'd love to hear from you. In the meantime - Happy Boating!

Lindsey Amrani – Magazine Editor

Colin Bishop – Forum Moderator


Model Boats Magazine Editor

Lindesy Amrani
Model Boats
Mortons Media Group Ltd.
Media Centre
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