News Archives - Quimby's Cruising Guide
60 Years Of Providing The Best River Information For Cruising Boaters

Curated by Gary Kramer — Quimby’s Cruising Guide resource, content and feature article contributor from 2006 to 2013 In 1962, a talented, unique and now legendary woman began publishing mimeographed copies of her notes about traveling on the Mississippi River above Dubuque, Iowa. Now, 60 years later, we pay tribute to Mildred Quimby, whose original […] Read More

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

2022 Quimby’s Cruising Guide

5,000 miles, 11 different waterways and two countries—America’s Great Loop is truly one of the most unique travel experiences in the World. Read More

2021 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all that participated in the 2021 Photo Contest. Below are the contest winners that will appear in the printed guide — available at the end of February. Keep an eye out for that edition to see the overall winner. 2021 was a great year on the Western Rivers and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway […] Read More

2021 Photo Contest Semi-Finalists

Thank you to everyone that submitted photos throughout the year of your boating adventures on the waterways through the Heartland. Below are the 2021 semi-finalists — including the various boats, marinas, crew, wildlife, scenery and animal companions along the way. Read More

Garmin Launches 360 View

According to a recent news release by Garmin International, they have released a Surround View Camera System, a breakthrough in video guidance for recreational boating and yachting. Utilizing six through-hull mounted cameras that act like multiple sets of eyes, Surround View provides a live 360-degree bird’s-eye view around the vessel to help captains quickly view […] Read More

The Pontoon Of The Future?

Similar to the evolution of the multi-purpose vehicles that seem to be a cross between an SUV and a minivan, Sea-Doo is looking to have the same juxtaposition between a personal watercraft and a traditional pontoon boat. The all new 2022 Sea-Doo Switch promises just that. With a tri-hull and jet power, the maneuverability and […] Read More

Top Great Loop Boats 2021

Aspen C108 Coming in first on our list is the relatively new Aspen C108 Power Catamarans. Lately, catamarans have become an increasingly popular choice to tackle the great loop, and the C108 is no exception. A relatively small craft, the C108 packs a lot of space into a little package. With three private cabins, a […] Read More

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

Vision Marine Technologies Designing World’s Most Powerful Electric Outboard

With more and more auto companies pledging to make a commitment to all-electric by 2030, it is a natural progression for the boating industry to follow suit. According to Vision Marine Technologies, that is getting one step closer to reality. With the unveiling of their new E-Motion 180 all-electric outboard motor, the new design boasts […] Read More