March 2017 - Quimby's Cruising Guide
Lifelong Seafarer Brings TowBoatUS to Eagle Mountain Lake

Captain Jason Dyer, who learned to sail as a 7-year-old at the Fort Worth Boat Club on Eagle Mountain Lake, spent more than 30 years at sea as a professional mariner. Now he’s come back to his home waters and opened a new on-water towing and assistance service for recreational boaters. As the owner of […] Read More

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

Chris-Craft Announces 12 New Dealerships

Chris-Craft is pleased to announce the signing of 12 new dealerships: Bayport Yacht Sales-Newport Beach, CA Cape Fear Marine-Wilmington, NC Gage Marine-Williams Bay, WI Hagadone Marine-Coeur d’Alene, ID  Inshore Yachts-Golfe Juan, France  Jacksonville Marine-Fleming Island, FL M and P Marine-Vancouver BC, Canada  Nautica Palamos-Palamos,Girona, Spain  Nichol’s Marine-Monkey Island, OK The Marina at Lake Gage-Angola, IN  Viage […] Read More

Brunswick Innovation Laboratory to Open at the University of Illinois

Brunswick Corporation announced it will soon open the Brunswick Innovation Laboratory in the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Innovation Lab will augment the considerable research and development activity the company currently conducts across all of its primary lines of business, including marine engine, pleasure boats and fitness equipment.  Brunswick spends […] Read More

Ranger Welcomes Water’s Edge Marine as Dealer

Water’s Edge Marine is the newest authorized dealer for sales and service of Ranger boats. The dealer will feature many of Ranger’s latest offerings in fiberglass bass, multi-species, fish-n-play and aluminum boats. The dealer also offers Ranger’s popular 2017 retail sales promotions, where qualified purchases can receive benefits up to $2,000 in combined retail value […] Read More

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft Welcome New Dealers

Over the past few weeks, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft have expanded their brand presence adding six new dealers from coast to coast. As new models are being introduced, their growing dealer network will be presenting these new products to potential owners that have not previously been exposed to Bass Cat and Yar-Craft. Bass Cat/Yar-Craft’s sales […] Read More

TowBoatUS St. Charles Has New Owner and Home Base

Paul Hopkins, the owner of Port Charles Harbor Marina in St. Charles, Mo., is the new owner of TowBoatUS St. Charles. “TowBoatUS has been providing great service to Mississippi River boaters for the last seven years,” Hopkins said. “As soon as we learned the former owner was leaving, we contacted BoatUS and said we wanted […] Read More

New Carver Dealer in Oklahoma and North Texas

Ugly John’s Custom Boats is the latest dealer to join the growing list of world-class representatives selling and servicing the Marquis and Carver Yachts product line. Ugly John’s will be selling and servicing the brands from their two marina locations: Grand Lake in Afton, Okla., and Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark., marketing to customers throughout […] Read More

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

2017 Innovation Award Winners Announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International honored winners of the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards on Friday, February 17. This year’s program evaluated 63 products across 23 categories. The judges ultimately selected 19 winners and two honorable mentions in 16 categories for a total of 21 honorees. The 2017 Progressive Insurance […] Read More