About Us

Since our launch in 1989, HeartLand Boating magazine has exclusively covered the lakes and rivers of mid-America, and the freshwater lifestyle that goes hand-in-hand. Our mission is to inform readers through relevant, entertaining, inspiring articles that are written by boaters, for boaters.

Our content concentrates on the people, places, products, trends and events that impact boating in the Midwest and Heartland regions of the U.S. In each issue, readers will find profiles on exciting destinations, along with columns and reports on critical topics such as safety, boat handling, hands-on maintenance and repairs, and new equipment and gear.

We are published seven times a year, March through October, during the boating season, plus an annual Buyer's Guide issue in January. In between, we keep our website updated with fresh, original content year round and also publish Quimby's Cruising Guide, the complete resource for cruising our country's inland and Gulf Intracoastal waterways.

Simply put, HeartLand Boating is the authority on boating in mid-America.

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