[Toledo, OH, September 2023] The WhyKnot Affiliate Network, a cutting-edge affiliate program for the marine industry announced a partnership with The Young Cruisers Association (YCA), with over 10,000 cruisers worldwide. YCA has created a forum for members to connect while traveling, share stories and tips and dare each other to take the path less traveled. YCA hosts the International Cruisers Award each year at the Annapolis Boat Show to recognize cruisers that are doing cool things and helping make the marine world a better place.

The WhyKnot Marine Affiliate Network, was recently launched by Kyle Media, owners of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt and Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine, to fill a growing demand from merchants looking to connect with active cruisers and YouTube influencers. The WhyKnot network uses state-of-the-art technology to power an affiliate platform that allows affiliates and merchants to easily connect, track activity and commissions, and the flexibility to add unique campaigns to target their customers. “We realized there is a huge pent-up demand from marine businesses looking for unique ways to reach their customers and from active cruisers who are looking for creative ways to make some money while cruising. Partnering with the Young Cruisers Association was a no brainer – their dedicated group of active cruisers are living the dream as they cruise around the world. We are excited to use the WhyKnot platform to connect YCA members with merchants and allow them to make commissions along the way,” says Erik Kyle, President of Kyle Media.

“We are continually looking for ways to innovate and add value for our members. When we connected with the team at WhyKnot we realized this was the perfect fit for a partnership. We are really excited that our members have another tool to use while cruising”, says Logan Rowell, Co-Founder of the Young Cruisers Association.