May 2021 - Quimby's Cruising Guide
New Boat Insurance Option

Boatim Inc.—a company building the digital boating products of tomorrow—announced the launch of its new boat insurance offering for US customers. On its mission to provide the best digital experience for the next generation boaters, it is now possible to conveniently obtain a competitive quote directly online on Boatim.com . Through a partnership with American Marine Insurance (AMI), a […] Read More

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

River Festivals

Let’s face it, 2020 was not the best of years for nearly everything — including events. Luckily, with the official 2021 boating season just around the corner, events are back — and that means the sound of boats on the water and people on the banks of river festivals around the Heartland. Take a look […] Read More

Anchoring Along the Inland Waterways

Updated: 5/13/2021 The inland waterways are full of scenic points to anchor for a short period of time or as an overnight stay. There are some important steps to follow when anchoring your boat along these river systems. Short-term Anchoring To anchor for a few hours, it is best to use a light mushroom anchor […] Read More

World’s Longest Continuous River Race

Kansas City, Mo. — Starting point for the annual Missouri American Water MR340 — the World’s longest continuous river race. Launched in 2004 during a time when social media consisted of niche forums attached to websites, the race still maintains its grassroots origins and in some ways mirrors the small town Americana path that it […] Read More

MarineMax Acquires Cruisers Yachts

MarineMax, the largest recreational boat retailer in the world, has announced the acquisition of Wisconsin based Cruiser Yachts. The acquisition is set to provide an additional 216,000 square feet of manufacturing and production space to continue to meet the rising demand of their premiere 33’ to 60’ cruisers — a hallmark of American-made Yachts. The […] Read More

Spring Launch Prep

It’s that time of year when the weather starts to improve and the possibility of getting back on the water seems inevitable. With the excitement and anticipation of those first days aboard, it’s important to put together a spring commissioning to-do list or download one of the countless lists available online. Some are more comprehensive […] Read More