Boating with Kids: Safety Tips from Buxton Marine Lewisville

Enjoying the water with your family and boating with kids can be one of the most rewarding family activities and source of many memories that will be cherished for years to come. Whether you have a ski boat, wakeboard boat, fishing boat, or something in between, it’s important to instill boating safety tips into your kids. Here are 4 top safety tips for boating with kids from Buxton Marine – your top Lewisville boat dealer:

 

  1. Buy the Right Life Jacket

Life jackets can be uncomfortable for children, but it’s essential that they wear them at all times! Make sure your child’s life jacket fits well, preferably with a crotch strap, a handle in the back to grab them if necessary, and a collar that will flip the child over face up in the water. Bright colors are also good for life jackets, as they increase visibility.

 

  1. Add a Whistle to the Child’s Life Jacket

A safety whistle can be an excellent tool if a child is sitting in the water unattended and waiting for the boat to come pick them up again. Consider attaching a safety whistle to each child’s life vest and teaching them when and how to use this handy device!

 

  1. Create Refuge from the Sun

When boating with kids, it’s easy to forget how draining the sun can be! Create spaces in your boat that a child can take a nap or seek refuge from the sun in general. Consider purchasing a boat with a Bimini top or other removable top that can shield the sunrays if need be.

 

  1. Set a Good Example

Children often learn by example. Practice safe boating habits and train your children in them as they ride on the boat. No dangling over the side, being aware of the propeller, asking before jumping in, etc. are all safe boating rules that can be taught by example.

 

Ready to begin boating with kids in Lewisville, Texas? Head to Buxton Marine today and let us show you the boat of your dreams! Good times ahead!

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Which Model is the Best Nautique Boat for Me? – Buxton Marine Lewisville

At Buxton Marine – the #1 Nautique dealer in the world and the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas, we are often asked which Nautique model is the best Nautique boat.

And the answer – it depends.

Each boater has their own needs, and that’s why Buxton Marine offers a wide selection of Nautique models to suit your specific wakeboard, wakesurf, ski, and joy riding needs. Here’s a rundown on a few of the best Nautique boat models available:

 

Super Air Nautique 210

The 2017 Nautique 210 is the perfect boat for those who love a modern approach to the traditional. This model has evolved over the years, and as you still see the original lines and features Nautique owners have grown to love, you also see an innovative approach to making a gorgeous boat. While the Nautique 210 is beautiful, it’s also powerful and chock-full of features! It’s the perfect, well-rounded boat for wakesurfing and wakeboarding in Texas.

 

Super Air Nautique 230

The Super Air Nautique 230 is the best Nautique boat for those looking to pack a huge party on board! With 15 seats available, there is plenty of room to watch watersports or just cruise around the lake with your friends. And with features like the Nautique Surf System, Nautique Surf Select, and a fabulous JL Audio system, you’ll fall in love with the Super Air Nautique 230.

 

Super Air Nautique GS20

Want a boat that can do it all?! Then the best Nautique boat for you is the brand-new 2017 Super Air Nautique GS20! It combines the best of all the Nautique boats into a 20’ masterpiece! All the bells and whistles and a seamless ability to transition between wakesurf, wakeboard, and ski activities make this boat one of the best on the market.

These are just 3 of our favorite Nautique models available at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas. Ready to find out which model is the best Nautique boat for you? Come in and see us at the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – Buxton Marine!

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Looking for the Best Wakeboard Boat in Dallas? Look No Further than Nautique.

Whether you are new to recreational boating or have been around it your whole life, you know that Nautique’s reputation precedes it. And as the #1 Nautique dealer in the country, Buxton Marine can proudly say it is definitely the best wakeboard boat in Dallas – or on the market.

 

So what makes it so great? Here are a few fun facts about Nautique that might help you appreciate the quality, craftsmanship, and people that make this brand stand above the rest:

 

  1. Innovating on the Water Since 1925

You don’t want to buy the best wakeboard boat from someone who is new to the market, do you? Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft, which has been making innovations in boating for nearly 100 years. Ski boats, wakeboard boats, wake surf boats, coastal edition boats, etc. – Nautique is constantly working to bring you the best!

 

  1. Every Boat Starts as a Clay Model

Would you believe Nautique makes a clay model of each of its models before it’s ever released? Even more amazing, each of those models is handcrafted and shaped by Nautique’s Chief Designer, Steve Carlton.

Sample of a Nautique clay model. Photo Credit

  1. Nautique Holds 22 Waterskiing World Records

Yep – that’s right. The Ski Nautique 200 is the boat you want if waterskiing is your thing because it’s won 22 waterskiing world records! And while we’re at it, we might as well mention that Nautique G-Series has also won for Best Wakeboarding Boat and Best Wakesurf Boat multiple times. It’s a legacy of award-winning boats we can truly stand behind!

 

  1. Nautique Gives Back

Nautique not only makes the best wakeboard boats, but it also gives back to help others less fortunate. Nautique Cares is a charitable organization that has helped thousands around the world, with teams providing for those less fortunate in Haiti, Cambodia, El Salvador, India, and more. It’s a culture that builds great boats – and great people.

 

Ready to test-drive the best wakeboard boat in Dallas? Come out to Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to take one of our beautiful Nautique models for a spin today!

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The #1 Boat Dealer in Lewisville Launches Buxton Marine App!

Did you know that Buxton Marine – your #1 boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – now has an app in the App Store?

 

At Buxton Marine, we are proud to offer this incredible boating app to all our friends and customers! Whether you are a current boat owner, or in the market for a brand new boat, this app will come in handy! Available for both iPhone and iPad, here are just a few things this top boating app can do:

 

  • Share Pics from your Boating Adventures!

This is quite possibly our favorite feature on the Buxton Marine app! We love seeing our customers enjoying their Nautique boats out on the lake, and with our app, it’s easy to share those pictures with us! Simply take a picture in the app and press send. Watch our social media outlets – Facebook, Instagram, etc. – because you never know when we’ll feature your crew enjoying the lake!

The #1 boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas releases the Buxton Marine boating app!

  • Review New and Used Boat Inventory

Interested in a new or pre-owned Nautique, MasterCraft, Correct Craft, or Malibu? Then you’ve come to the right place! Let the #1 boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas get you into the boat of your dreams. Our app is updated regularly with all the latest inventory, so you can easily browse at your convenience.

 

  • Contact Buxton Marine

Need to schedule maintenance? Have a question for the Pro Shop? Simply open your Buxton Marine app and contact us effortlessly at the touch of a button! Feel free to call or email. Either way, you can expect the same great customer service from the #1 boat dealer in Lewisville!

 

  • Receive VIP Discounts!

Who doesn’t love saving money?! Our Buxton Marine app includes a section for special VIP offers, exclusive to those in-the-know.

 

Download our Buxton Marine app today and let us know what you think! And don’t forget to send in your pictures of your adventures on the lake; we can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

 

Good times ahead!

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Buxton Marine’s Spring Boating Checklist

With Spring Break in full force, we know the summer boating season is just around the corner! And in Texas, the water warms up quickly, so watersports can be enjoyed as early as May.

 

So the question is…. Is your boat ready?

 

If the answer is no, do not worry! Buxton Marine – the number one boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – is here to help! Follow these simple tips for getting a jump start on prepping your boat for Spring with our Spring Boating Checklist:

 

  1. Deep Clean

After sitting unused for a season, chances are, your ski boat, wakeboard boat, or wakesurf boat can use a good scrub! To begin you spring boating checklist, use a mild detergent and wipe down the hull, deck, and topsides of the boat. Then move on to the windows, bimini, hatches, any teak wood interiors, etc., using the appropriate cleaning supplies for the materials. Finish up with a good coat of wax and polish on all metal surfaces.

 

  1. Check Supplies

First and foremost – is your registration current and onboard? If not, get that renewed or replaced in the glove box as part of your spring boating checklist. Then make sure all of the equipment is still current. Your boat should have enough life jackets for the number of passengers (replace any that are worn out from last season!), make sure fire extinguishers are still charged, and restock first aid supplies. You may also want to make sure you have a storage spot for any new gear or toys you’ve purchased in the off season.

 

  1. Get Your Boat Serviced

One of the best things you can do to get your boat ready for spring is to get a professional boat service from Buxton Marine! We can change your oil and filters, check the fuel filter, check the cooling system, check transmission fluid, and so much more. A Lewisville boat tune-up is key to maintaining your boat and keeping it running well for years to come. Call Buxton Marine to schedule yours today!

Need more Spring boating tips? Buxton Marine – the best Nautique dealer – is here to help! No one sells more Nautiques that we do!

Spring Boating Checklist from Buxton Marine!

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It’s Not Too Late! RSVP for Demo Day at Long Cove Marina!

The weather in Texas is warming up, and we’re ready to get out on the water.

 

Can you see yourself in a beautiful new Nautique boat, cruising around the lake with your friends and family, enjoying wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and more?

If you answered yes, then you must join us at Buxton Marine’s newest location at Long Cove Marina for the first Demo Day of the season!

 

What is Demo Day?

No – this is not a Chip Gaines, Fixer Upper style Demo Day!

 

Demo Day at Buxton Marine means we bring a few of our hottest new boat models out to Long Cove Marina and let you give them a whirl! We will showcase the best 2017 models from Nautique, equipped with features that will blow your mind! You didn’t even know you needed these features until you see them in action! LINC Panoray system, redesigned helm, new G-Series Flight Control Tower, all new, fully customizable design options, and so much more.

 

In addition to test-driving our favorite Nautique boats, we’ll be serving burgers and brats all.day.long. It’s a family friendly event you won’t want to miss!

 

Where is Long Cove Marina?

Long Cove Marina is located at Cedar Creek Lake, just a short, one hour drive southeast of Dallas. As the 4th largest lake in Texas, Cedar Creek Lake offers all the amenities that a full-time or weekend boater could want! Opportunities abound for home ownership on the lake and turnkey marina service for weekend jaunts to the lake. Buxton Marine is excited to be a part of the Cedar Creek Lake community!

 

RSVP Today!

Spots are limited, so please give us a call today to RSVP and schedule your appointment to demo a new 2017 Nautique! Contact Michael@buxtonmarine.com to reserve your time.

 

Good times ahead!

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What Other Boat Expenses Should a Boat Owner Expect? – Buxton Marine

The weather is warming up in North Texas, and we’ve got our eye on the lake.

If you’re looking to take the plunge into boat ownership, it’s important to consider that there are more boat expenses involved than just the cost of your boat. Buxton Marine recommends that you evaluate your budget and make sure you have room to cover all of the costs below, before purchasing a new or pre-owned boat:

  • Insurance: It seems like every major purchase comes with insurance costs. You’ll want to make sure you insure your boat to protect your investment, and it will be absolutely required if you are financing it. Chances are, your Lewisville boat dealer can provide some insight into who will have the best rates in addition to other boat expenses in this realm.
  • Routine Maintenance & Service: In order to ensure your boat stays in tip-top condition, you’ll want to abide by the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. This generally means a 10-20 hour inspection, and then maintenance every 50-100 hours of boat time.

  • Gas: This boat expense is expected, but gasoline prices can add up, as you spend more time on the lake. Keep in mind that you’ll need to budget for gas for both your boat and your tow vehicle. Hopefully, you have kind friends who will pitch in to help!
  • Boat Storage: Maybe you are lucky enough to have a large garage or some other boat storage at your home. But for most Texas boat owners, boat storage at home is not an option, so you’ll need to budget in storage at a local marina or warehouse to cover boat expenses.
  • Registration: Don’t forget that you’ll need to pay annual registration fees for your boat and trailer!
  • Launch Fees: Many lakes require launch fees before entering the water. Keep this in mind so there are no surprises upon arrival.
  • Boat Upgrades: Already eyeing an upgraded sound system or other accessories? These features add up, so you’d be wise to add these all up front and wrap them into your cost or add gradually along the way.

 

Once you feel that you are ready to take the plunge into boat ownership, come and see us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville! Even if you’re still in the dream phase, we’d still love to visit with you! Our lot is full of beautiful boats from Nautique, Correct Craft, MasterCraft, and more. We are proud to be the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas!

 

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New for 2017: Nautique LINC Panoray Display

There is so much to love about the new 2017 Nautique line, and one such feature that has caught everyone’s eye is the Nautique LINC Panoray Display. Let’s take an in-depth look into all that this fancy new gadget can do to make boating in Texas oh so much more fun!

 

Huge Touchscreen Display

When you enter one of the 2017 Nautique models equipped with the Nautique LINC Panoray Display, it immediately catches your eye! That’s because the screen is a whopping 12.4” wide, perfect for viewing all your boat’s settings easily in one convenient location. The touchscreen is intuitive, making adjustments seamless.

Nautique Helm Command Controller

Nautique provides options when it comes to controlling the boat the way YOU want. When you’re driving the boat and your hand is on the throttle, it may be difficult to move your hand up to the touchscreen. That’s why Nautique has placed a Nautique Helm Command Controller directly to the right of the drivers seat, providing another easy access way to control everything within your LINC Panoray System.

 

Intuitive Display with Everything at your Fingertips

Every setting on your 2017 Nautique boat – from the ballast to the speed – can be controlled on your LINC Panoray. The speedometer is central on the screen – allowing you to make adjustments in seconds – and every other setting can be fine tuned for wakesurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, and so much more!

 

Save Individual User Profiles for Different Activities

The LINC Panoray System is able to store user profiles for all your different activities and riders behind your boat! Simply select the user setting you want to use and there are good times ahead with no guesswork involved!

 

Nautique Awareness Camera

Never take your eyes off the front of the boat with the use of the Nautique Awareness Camera, allowing you to see everything happening behind your boat within the LINC Panoray Touchscreen Display.

 

Ready to make 2017 the best year yet with a brand new 2017 Nautique boat?! Visit Buxton Marine – your Dallas Nautique dealer – to view our wide selection of 2017 boats equipped with the LINC Panoray System.

 

Good times ahead!

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Join Buxton Marine Lewisville at the Dallas Boat Show!

Whether you are a current boat owner, in the market to purchase a new boat, or are just a boating enthusiast, the Dallas Winter Boat Show is the place to be!

 

Calling all Boaters

From February 3-12, Dallas Market Hall will be transformed into a boater’s paradise. The Dallas Boat Show seems to grow each year, and this year is shaping up to be spectacular. All the latest boats, all the latest boating gear, all in one place! It’s the perfect place to see all the boats and gear you are interested in, without driving around town to see them. Compare notes on your favorites, speak with knowledgeable sales professionals, then start enjoying the lake with the boat of your dreams.

 

Come See Us at The Dallas Boat Show!

As usual, Buxton Marine of Lewisville will be at the show, and this year we’ve upgraded our space to a HUGE booth in the Main Hall! To find us, head left from the entrance and you can’t miss our Buxton Marine booth. We’re excited about our new digs because it gives us plenty of room to spread out, showcase the latest Nautique models, and put together a huge pro shop display.

Pro Shop Discounts During the Show!

Need a new wakeboard? Buxton Marine is offering steep discounts on all of our pro shop gear during the Dallas Boat Show. That’s right – wakeboards, apparel, wakesurf boards, and more all at a fraction of the price! Here are just a few of our Dallas Boat Show Specials:

  • Boardshorts: Buy 1, Get 1 40% off
  • All 2016 Gear: Clearanced out at 40-70% off!
  • Purchase an Inland Surfer board and get a free Inland Surfer hat and board sock

 

The Dallas Winter Boat Show will be happening the next 2 weekends, so be sure to come by and see Buxton Marine of Lewisville! Full show schedule and ticket information can be found here.

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How to Choose the Perfect Wakeboard – Buxton Marine Lewisville

At Buxton Marine – the leading boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – we know a thing or two about wakeboarding and water sports. If you are looking to start wakeboarding, it’s important to know that all wakeboards are not created equally. Follow these tips for choosing the perfect wakeboard:

 

#1: Have Your Own Board

This may seem like a no brainer, but some new wakeboarders who are just trying out the sport try to share a board with a buddy. Financially, it makes sense, but neither of you is going to be getting the most of our your board. Just like any equipment, a perfect wakeboard needs to be tailored to your individual needs, skill level, and size.

 

#2: Know What’s at the Core

Wakeboards are generally made with a foam core or a wood core that is then wrapped in fiberglass. Both boards have their pros and cons: Wood boards are said to add that extra “pop” off of the wake and have more flexibility, but fiberglass boards tend to be more durable – not to mention cheaper. The perfect wakeboard for you will depend on your individual needs.

 

#3: Consider your Riding Style

Do you want to switch which foot is forward, or do you prefer to keep the same foot forward at all times? You can purchase either a single tip board or a twin-tip board depending on your needs and riding style.

#4: Look at Fin Styles

Who knew there were so many options for wakeboards in the fins alone! You can get deeper fins for beginners, shallower fins for more advanced wakeboards, or no fin at all. The fins help control the board in the water, so generally speaking, the more advanced you are, the less you will rely on a fin for support.

 

#5: Get Supportive Bindings

As you progress in your wakeboarding abilities, having bindings that fit to your feet will go a long way in helping you improve and find the perfect wakeboard. Each manufacturer offers a wide variety of bindings; just find the one most comfortable for you!

 

Interested in buying a new wakeboard in Dallas? Come see us at the Buxton Marine Pro Shop! We are your leading Nautique dealer and carry a huge selection of wakeboards by Ronix, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Inland Surfer, and more.

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