December 2014 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Marquis-Larson Shows Sizable Sales Growth

Third quarter numbers from Statistical Surveys, Inc., show sizable sales growth for the Marquis-Larson Group and indicate that the brands are taking share in the market segments they compete. Specifically, the Group realized growth in units and share in the highly competitive fiberglass outboard fish segment, outpacing the industry growth, and has almost […] Read More

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One New Marina, Eight Others Certified as Michigan Clean Marinas

The Michigan Clean Marina Program is pleased to announce that Bouvier Bridge Marina of Fair Haven as the newest marina to join the ranks as a Certified Clean Marina, and eight more Michigan facilities have been re-certified as Michigan Clean Marinas. They are: Bay Harbor Company, Bay Harbor; Eldean Shipyard, Holland; Irish Boat Shop, Charlevoix; […] Read More

West Marine Hands Out Conservation Grants

West Marine announced the recipients of the company’s annual marine conservation grants, which are awarded to organizations working to improve and protect marine habitat. The marine products retailer said the grants, which total $30,000, are a component of its BlueFuture initiative to help create a sustainable future. The focus […] Read More

Yamaha Plans Expansion in Tennessee

Yamaha Boat Manufacturing USA, Inc. has announced that the company will expand operations, adding 150 new jobs in Monroe County, Tenn. The company will purchase an additional building located adjacent to its current production facility in Vonore. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined Yamaha […] Read More

Bass Pro Acquires Ranger, Stratos and Triton Boat Brands

Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also creates another connection between two industry leaders, Bass Pro […] Read More

Mercury Marine Earns Fourth “Green Master” Designation

Mercury Marine has earned “Green Master” designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for the fourth consecutive year, keeping the Fond du Lac manufacturer in the top 20 percent of the 175 participating companies. Mercury learned of the achievement last week during the 2015 Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council annual conference in Milwaukee. The […] Read More

Tige Boats Adds Dealer in Tennessee

Tige Boats of Abilene, Texas, has announced a new partnership with Anderson Marine in Old Hickory, Tenn., near Nashville. Anderson Marine will showcase the Tige lineup at the Nashville Boat Show from January 8 to 11, 2015. Ray and Joy Anderson, the owners of Anderson Marine, have been dedicated to serving the Nashville boating community for […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

The Case Against E15

Over the past decade, Americans have gotten used to filling up their cars, their trucks and, increasingly, their boats, with gasoline that is “blended” with ethanol. In 2005, Congress authorized a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that required greater amounts of biofuels be used in generating the nation’s fuel supply. Two years later, the mandate was […] Read More