May 24, 2023

Boat Trader




MIAMI, Fla., May 24, 2023 — Boat Trader, America’s largest boating marketplace, announced today that its original content series, Stomping Grounds, has received a Silver Telly Award for its first season in the Online Documentary Series category. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks and production companies, including Adobe, BBC World Service, Netflix, Dow Jones, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Society, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan and Vimeo.


The inaugural season of Stomping Grounds garnered over 1 million streaming views and 4.3 million minutes watched in its first year on WayPoint TV. Episodes included Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Netflix’s Outer Banks creator Jonas Pate, legendary champion powerboat racer Reggie Fountain, Ernest Hemingway’s PILAR reproduced by Wheeler Yachts and more.


“We are honored to receive an award of this caliber for Stomping Grounds and to be included alongside so many notable creatives,” said Ryan McVinney, Stomping Grounds creator and director of content at Boats Group. “This recognition underscores our dedication to showcasing boating as an integral part of our shared American heritage, highlighting the importance we place on producing content around the vibrant boating communities and lifestyles it fosters. We’re immensely grateful to all the boaters across the country who have warmly welcomed our dedicated production team and generously shared their unique stories.”


This was a record-breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers such as Airbnb, Audible, BET Networks/BET Digital, BritBox, Disney, FEMA, Gaumont, Golden State Warriors, MediaMonks, NASA, National Geographic Society, Netflix, Paramount, PBS Digital Studios and more.


The full list of the 44th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at



About Stomping Grounds
Stomping Grounds is a video series by Boat Trader that takes a documentary-style approach to explore a new geographic locale, delving deeply into the local boating styles, traditions and stories that are unique to the area. The series embarks on adventures across the country as the host, Ryan McVinney, meets up with local boaters who share tales of cherished traditions and legendary lore. For more information on the award-winning content series, go to Watch Stomping Grounds by Boat Trader for free anywhere, anytime, on any device. The series is available on YouTube and popular streaming platforms through Waypoint TV, including Pluto, Sling and Tubi as well as on Roku, Samsung TV Plus, Vizio and Apple TV.


About Boat Trader
Boat Trader is the largest online boating marketplace in the United States, creating simple solutions for anyone looking to buy or sell a boat. Founded in 1991, Boat Trader expanded from a weekly classifieds publication found in local markets nationwide to an online marketplace in 1996 and now offers boat dealers and private party sellers comprehensive options for selling their boats online with ease. Boat Trader reaches more than 9 million online boat shoppers and delivers over 170,000 leads each month to its sellers. Boat Trader is based in Miami, FL, and is owned and operated by Boats Group. For more information and to experience the marine industry’s leading classifieds marketplace, visit or download the Boat Trader app on the iOS App Store and Google Play.


About The Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include Green The Bid, SeriesFest, Video Consortium, Ghetto Film School, We Are Parable, Future of Film, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, Production Hub with support from The Commercial Director’s Diversity Program.

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