Like out-of-town friends, magazines pop by every so often to give you a colorful update on the latest happenings before taking up permanent residence on the shelf in the bathroom. Schedule a regular visitation with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a one-year subscription to Ocean Navigator magazine (a $27.95 value). An additional fee applies for postage outside the U.S. ($10 for Canada, $15 for all other countries).
A bimonthly magazine featuring articles on the latest technologies in offshore sailing, Ocean Navigator caters to ambitious captains, first mates, and buccaneers. A one-year subscription, good for seven issues, also comes with Ocean Voyager, an annual handbook that keeps seafarers in the loop, recapping the year in offshore sailing and providing instructions on how to install a model of the ocean in backyards and office cubicles. Amateurs and experienced sailors alike can brush up on their skills with pages full of seafaring jargon, reviews of marine electronics, and discussions of vessel electrical systems, as well as outlines of practical skills, such as weather-navigation tactics and merman-spotting tips. Readers can challenge their modern-day oceanic comforts by blasting off into celestial navigation, taking in articles about boat upkeep and safety, and perusing buyer guides designed to keep savvy skippers apprised of their options.