February 2015 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
2015 MIBS Innovation Awards Announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) recently announced winners of the 2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year’s program featured a record number of entries with 97 products — a 68-percent increase in entries […] Read More

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

More Than $14 Million in Grants Will Support Recreational Boating

  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced more than $12.2 million in competitive grants to 10 states for projects to support recreational boating through the service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. The service will also release approximately $2 million in grants to 21 states willing to match a smaller program within BIG. Grantees […] Read More

Corps to Congress: Asian Carp Not Advancing

Top officials of the Corps of Engineers told a committee of Congress on February 11 that Asian carp are not advancing north of an electric barrier designed to stop them, and that the limits of their movements have not changed since 2006. Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the Corps’ commanding general, told the U.S. House […] Read More

Corps to Raise Confederate Vessel

After years of planning, the Army Corps of Engineers District announced on January 29 that it is planning to begin spending nine months raising the remains of a Confederate ironclad that was deliberately sunk in the Savannah River in 1864. The 120-foot-long, 1,200-ton CSS Georgia proved unseaworthy and was used as a floating gun platform, […] Read More

New Legislation Would Fix Renewable Fuel Standard

New bipartisan legislation introduced in early February would help ensure recreational boaters don’t put unsafe fuel in their boats, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), with 30 co-sponsors introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act of 2015. BoatUS is urging all boaters to contact their Representative to […] Read More

BoatUS Lowers Cost of Boating Safety Courses

The BoatUS Foundation has announced its decision to cut back on the cost of its boating safety courses offered in partnership with US Power Squadrons and Offshore Sailing School. Accessible by computer, tablet or smartphone, the series of no-cost and tuition-based courses give boaters time to brush up on their boating knowledge, get […] Read More