Contact the sales team at Inspired Media (Incorporating Cowes Online) is the Solent's authentic sailing news website.

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  • Over 50,000 monthly visitors in high season.
  • Well in excess of 1,600 visits per day on average. 
  • Our website records every viewing of your display advert or directory listing and every click-through to your website, so you will know precisely how effective your ad or listing has been.
  • Allows you to target a well-defined audience. The vast majority of our visitors are active sailors and boaters who buy products for themselves, their boats, and their families, including a high spend in the local area. The Solent audience covers all age ranges and a very good male/female mix, including many wealthy individuals, decision makers, and opinion formers.

There are two types of advertising on – 'Display Advertising' and 'Directory Listings'.

Display Advertising

If you really want to stand out and attract lots of interest then a Display Advert is for you. With a choice of Button, Earpiece button, Banner, and Skyscraper ads you have the ability to design eye-catching adverts.

What's more, delivers the ultimate in ad targeting. Choose a display advert that can appear on any page of the site or focus your ad tightly by picking the sections of the site you want to appear in. If you wish, your ad can be guaranteed to appear alongside specific sections. Plus, you can specify Directory sections as well as editorial ones.

If you need an advert created for your new campaign we can do that as well. We really do offer a complete service so come and talk to us today.

Email our  and we'll deliver a solution to your advertising needs.

Call 07773 276215 to find out more.

Directory Listings's extensive Directory of Services is the most comprehensive source of essential contacts you can imagine. Anyone wanting to find accommodation, somewhere to eat or drink, a berth for their boat, or that odd but vital piece of equipment, will start and end their search with our Directory – either on or in the Solent Handbook & Directory. Our Directory advertisers swear by its effectiveness and you can easily find out how effective it is for yourself.

Directory Listings give your company a position within the highly popular Directory of Services on You can choose from over 200 Directory headings to ensure your advert is placed exactly where you need it. You may choose additional headings at a 50% discount on the single heading rate.

Choose the type of listing that is right for you.

A Double Line Listing
A Double Line Listing adds live email and web links to the single line listing, so that customers can click straight through to your website or send you an email.

An Enhanced Listing
Want a bit more space, then choose an Enhanced Listing which allows you to give more information about your company and a description of your products and services.

An Enhanced Listing & Image
For maximum impact in the Directory listings, add a photograph to your Enhanced Listing and really catch the eye of potential customers.

Remember, your second and subsequent listing under different Directory headings come at a massive 50% discount.

Contact our and we'll deliver a solution to your advertising needs.

Call 07773 276215.

Download a copy of the 2023 Solent Handbook Media Pack  via the link given below.