July 2017 – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Walstrom Opens Traverse City Location

Walstrom Marine has announced the opening of a new location in Traverse City, Mich. The boat sales and service center in northern Michigan currently has locations in Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Cheboygan. “This has been a desire of Walstrom Marine for a long time,” said Ward Walstrom, CEO. “After many years of servicing and […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Profile: Commodore Yacht Club

June 28, 1975, started out as a typical Saturday at Nashville’s Commodore Yacht Club. But by 2 p.m., tragedy would strike the marina in what would become one of the city’s most costly fires on record. The fire, which began after a houseboat’s engine exploded, took 90 minutes for local firemen to bring under control. […] Read More

Preventing Engine Problems

New and older marine engines alike are subject to breakdown, and as a result, can ruin valuable time on the water. However, there are things that can be done to minimize the chances of a breakdown, lost time on the water and costly repairs. After speaking to experts in the field, one fact seemed universal […] Read More

Princecraft Xpedition 200

Princecraft’s goal is to give each fishing fan the boat of their dreams. This means it either needs to make a lot of different models, or design one that allows the owner to set it up exactly how they want. The Canadian aluminum boat builder took the latter approach and this year transformed its Xpedition […] Read More

Monterey M-65

The resurgence of outboard motors — they’re more powerful, economical and cleaner than ever before — continues to spread ripples throughout the recreational boating industry. Case in point: The M-65 from Monterey joins a new generation of runabouts that benefit from quieter, stronger performance as well as increased deck space that once belonged to an […] Read More

Tested: Tiara F44

The Slikkers family, founders and owners of Tiara Yachts based in Holland, Mich., looked at the marketplace and saw a gap in their line. They had a comprehensive variety of sedans but no contribution to the substantial and growing flybridge cruiser market. With the new F44, problem solved. Coastal boaters can sometimes harbor a mistrust […] Read More

Special Delivery: From Lake of the Ozarks to Florida, Part 1

Many people I run into say that I’m living the dream. As a delivery captain, I get to drive another person’s boat, use their fuel and see a lot of the country. They’re right. I am living the dream, but it’s a lot of work and not a pleasure cruise. Want to know what really […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Cruising the Quad Cities

There are a couple of odd things about the area on the Mississippi River called the Quad Cities. One is that it isn’t made up of four cities but five — Rock Island, Moline and East Moline (Ill.) and Davenport and Bettendorf (Iowa) — plus several satellite communities on both shores. Another oddity is that […] Read More