Panbo changes 2, Bonnier Marine Group

... written for Panbo by Ben Ellison and posted on Feb 1, 2009


Is Super Bowl Sunday an appropriate day to announce that I've switched magazine teams? Well, I do have used game (boat show) uniforms headed to charity, a lot of new teammates to meet, and just might get booed in some parts of New York or Boston! I joke, but as of today I am Senior Electronics Editor for the Bonnier Marine Group, now a major Panbo sponsor. I'll be writing for Yachting and Cruising World, and also helping in some fashion with the electronics coverage in Bonnier's several other boating and fishing magazines (see improved Resource section to right). I'm excited, but a wee wistful...

When I resigned from Power & Motoryacht and Sail in early December, it was with regrets. I needed some personal time—and knew “other opportunities” were out there—but I truly appreciate the support both publications gave me over the years, and will miss working with some fine editors and designers. My final piece for Sail was the electronics selections for the Pittman Innovation Awards just out in the February issue, and my final column for PMY is on Navico's Broadband Radar, coming out in the March issue. I’m hoping it will be online when I report here on how the new radar actually performs on the water. In other words, I’m hoping for a smooth transition. And I promise I’m done talking about work and life changes for while ;-)



Posted by: Russ at February 1, 2009 2:01 PM | Reply


Knew you were busy tending home and family, but you've done an amazing job during 2008 speaking out for and scouting the perimeter, educating boat people around the world.

You deserve it and more.. PL

Posted by: peter lindquist at February 1, 2009 2:58 PM | Reply

Congratulations Ben! That's a nice way to start out the new year.

Posted by: bcl at February 2, 2009 1:03 AM | Reply

Congratulations on your new executive position, Ben!

We SAIL and PMY readers will miss you big time, but we Panbo, Yachting, and Cruising World readers will stay tuned and welcome your continuing sage advice and counsel.

Keep the good stuff comin'!

Best regards,

--Milt Baker, Nordhavn 47 Bluewater, Fort Lauderdale

Posted by: Milt Baker at February 2, 2009 7:10 AM | Reply


The best of luck and thanks for the link to my blog


Posted by: Mark Corke at February 2, 2009 8:49 AM | Reply

Exciting news! Greatly encouraging to hear of your upward mobility in this winter of such widespread discontent.

Go Ben!

Posted by: Reed Erskine at February 2, 2009 9:07 AM | Reply

Good Luck at your new post and thanks for the link.

Posted by: Al Herum at February 2, 2009 10:15 AM | Reply

Congratulations, change is good, it keeps us alive and looking ahead. Wish you success.

Posted by: Mike Martus at February 2, 2009 11:39 AM | Reply

Way to go, Ben, congratulations.

And thanks for all your efforts on Panbo - a valuable resource we'd all hate to do without.


Posted by: Jon Hill at February 2, 2009 3:04 PM | Reply

Good show Ben. Best of luck with your new gig. Keep up the great work here. We love our Panbo!

Posted by: SanderO at February 3, 2009 6:45 AM | Reply

Hi Ben-

Congratulations on the new gig. I think I can say you're the very best person for the job.


Posted by: Tony Bessinger at February 3, 2009 12:33 PM | Reply

Thank you kindly, Tony (and all), but how weird that I was reading your good Maretron WSO (ultrasonic wind) story while you were here commenting. Can intuition travel via Ethernet?

Posted by: Ben at February 3, 2009 1:02 PM | Reply

Intuition via Ethernet, the latest in marine technology, and ideal for communications between tacticians and helmsmen.

Posted by: Tony Bessinger at February 3, 2009 1:20 PM | Reply

Congratulations on the "move".
I'll miss your PMY comments--now I have to figure out how to get free subscriptions to Yachting and Cruising world!

Posted by: Bob Austin at February 3, 2009 5:15 PM | Reply

Congrats Ben- Nice to see you with those mags! What are your plans regarding articles on the new radars (Navico and Honeywell) with the change of masthead...???

Posted by: DaveV at February 4, 2009 1:24 PM | Reply

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