BoatUS – Quimby's Cruising Guide
Five Tips for July Fourth Boating Safety

Updated 7/1/2022 Just like Americans’ hectic Thanksgiving Day holiday travel habits, July 4 is recreational boating’s biggest holiday of the year. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water predicts crowded launch ramp and marina facilities with significant recreational boat traffic congestion on lakes, rivers and coastal waters. Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator […] Read More

2024 Quimby's Cruising Guide

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

Certificate Of Documentation Changed To 5 Years

SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 14, 2021 — According to a recent news release by BoatUS, of the nation’s nearly 12 million registered recreational boats, those owners who federally document their vessels, or about 165,000 boats, will be spared the hassle of renewing their U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation every year as a result of recent rule […] Read More

2018 Top 10 Boat Names Released

Boat names can reveal a lot about the personality, passion and life experiences of a boat owner. This year, BoatUS decoded the most popular boat names ordered through its online boat graphics and lettering service at BoatUS.com/BoatGraphics, producing a revealing list of the Top 10 Boat Names of 2018. Grace – This name reflects the […] Read More

Paddlewheeler ‘Pilot in Training’ Starts Recreational Boat-Towing Business

When recreational boats on the Ohio River break down, need fuel or run aground, on-water assistance is now just a phone call away with the opening of Boat Assist, located at RiverPark Place Marina in Louisville. Captain Gene Foster, who learned the maritime trade aboard local paddlewheelers Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson, opened […] Read More

TowBoatUS Opens New Locations in Racine, Wis., and Waukegan, Ill.

Captain Gareth Stamm, a recreational boat-towing captain and business owner, opened his second TowBoatUS location on the Illinois River last year. Now Stamm is seeing growth potential on Lake Michigan with the opening of TowBoatUS Racine and TowBoatUS Waukegan. The two new locations, which span the Illinois-Wisconsin border, replace TowBoatUS Kenosha, essentially doubling the company’s […] Read More