5 Tips for Pulling a Water Tube for the First Time

You’ve just purchased your new boat and are ready to have some fun! Chances are you’ll be using that new boat (hopefully it’s a Nautique!) to pull riders on a tube. If you’re planning on pulling a water tube for the first time, here are 5 tips from Buxton Marine – your Lewisville, Texas boat dealer – to get you started:


  1. Riders Must Wear a Life Jacket

This should be a no brainer, but it bears repeating. While you may not always feel the need to wear a PFD onboard the boat, wearing one while tubing is a must.


  1. Consider the Rider’s Skill Level

If you are pulling a water tube for the first time, it’s smart to start slow to get your bearings on how your boat handles turns, waves, and bumps. Check your boating manual before starting for guidelines on recommended speed for towing riders, maximum weight, towing speed, etc.


  1. Designate a Lookout

Designate someone on the boat as the official lookout who will watch the tube and see how the riders are doing. Are they signaling to go slower? Are there obstacles coming up? Has someone fallen off? Your lookout is an extra set of eyes and ears on the lake.


  1. Get the OK from the Riders Before Starting

Before starting your water tubing ride, have the riders signal that they are ready to begin. Each rider should be in ready position, holding on to handles and aware of how to shift their weight safely on the tube.


  1. Beware of Taking Wakes Too Fast

As your riders get more comfortable on the water, it can be fun to cross over existing wakes in the water. Before doing so, be sure to slow down. Depending on the tube and it’s weight, the tube can take pretty high bounces over those wakes, which can cause back injuries.

If you just bought a new wakeboard boat – Nautique, MasterCraft, etc. – and are ready to pull a water tube for the first time, don’t hesitate to come into Buxton Marine – the boating experts in Lewisville, Texas. Our team can show you the best tubes on the market in our Buxton Marine Pro Shop and offer safety guidelines for each.


Good times ahead!

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Get a Hassle Free Boat Financing Quote from Buxton Marine!

You’ve been to the boat show and visited our showroom, and the itch just isn’t going away.

If you are considering purchasing a new boat this Spring, then it’s time to talk about boat financing. Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas can handle all of your boat financing needs with our expertly trained staff who has been doing this for years. Learn more about what the Buxton Marine difference means to you:


Quick, Hassle Free Quote

Call us, visit us in the showroom, or simply fill out the online form here on our website. Once we have your information, an expert from our finance department will call you to discuss what options are available to you for purchasing your new ski boat, wakeboard boat, or wakesurf boat.


All the Features – One Low Monthly Payment

When you purchase a new wakeboard boat, you typically want additional part upgrades or accessories to customize your new boat and make it truly yours. At Buxton Marine, we get it and that’s why we can create one low, no-hassle quote that includes everything in one low monthly payment! Get everything you want to make summers at the lake memorable for the whole family.


Financing Calculator Available

Before talking to one of our specialists, feel free to use our boat financing calculator to see what makes sense for your budget. We offer a huge selection of new and pre-owned Nautique models on the lot, along with pre-owned boats from MasterCraft, Supre, and more. Finding out what you can afford is easy with Buxton Marine!

Fill out the online form or call us today to find out what type of boat financing is right for you! Buxton Marine is the #1 boat dealer in North Texas, proudly serving Lewisville, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, and the surrounding DFW Metroplex.

Boating 101: How to Operate Your Boat Safely in a Storm

In Texas, the weather can change on a dime, and this happens whether you are on land or water! If a great day on the lake turns south and clouds begin to roll in, make sure you know how to operate your boat safely in a storm. Here are a few boat safety tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to help you navigate the storm effectively!


  1. Put Life Jackets On

Locate a life jacket for each passenger and make sure each person on board the boat is wearing one. This is an absolute must in any stormy situation!


  1. Activate Navigation Lights

In order to avoid collisions, be sure to turn your navigation lights on. It’s smart to give yourself a refresher in using your navigation lights properly before getting on the water this next season.


  1. Reduce Speed

Keep your boat moving forward to shore, but at a lower speed, paying close attention to your surroundings. Head to shore if it is safe to do so.


  1. Have a Float Plan

Before heading out for the day, be sure to alert someone to your plans – where you will be boating, how long, etc. This is called a Float Plan and it will give you peace of mind for any day on the lake – stormy or not.


  1. Cut Waves at 45 Degrees

If you run up against large waves and are trying to operate your boat safely in a storm, try to maneuver your boat to cut the wave at a 45-degree angle. This will help avoid water rushing overboard and into the boat.


  1. Watch for Signs of Bad Weather

One of the best ways to navigate stormy weather is to avoid it all together. Be sure to check the forecast before going out on the lake, and watch for signs of bad weather rolling in. Head to shore and call it a day if the temperature begins to drop suddenly, you see dark clouds or lighting, or if there are vertical clouds, as all are signs of storms.


Buxton Marine – the #1 boat dealer in North Texas – wishes you good times ahead on the lake!

Best Boats on the Market: Super Air Nautique G23

Boating Magazine recently named Super Air Nautique G23 one of the best boats on the market and we could not agree more! Nautique makes the best boats for wakeboarding, wakesurfing, or any watersports you can think of! As the #1 Nautique dealer in the nation, we stand behind all of the Nautique products. Here are a few reasons we love the Super Air Nautique G23:


Epic Waves

The Super Air Nautique G23 utilizes best-in-class technology, as it creates the perfect waves with the Nautique Surf System. With the push of a button, you can make adjustments to the wave. Higher, shorter, longer – the choice is yours. Want to switch sides? No problem! No fiddling with ballast bags; Nautique makes the most epic waves for wakeboarding or wake surfing with zero hassle. There is a reason that pro surfers and wakeboarders prefer Nautique over the competition!

Best-in-Class Technology

Best-in-class technology is what truly sets the Nautique G23 above the rest! Not only does the beautiful touchscreen display show you the Nautique Surf System controls, but it lets you control just about anything with the touch of a button. We love the new steering assist – perfect for a boat the size of the G23 – and the rear camera view that is now mounted on the tower for the 2018 model year. The competition can’t touch the intuitive features available on the Nautique G23! Not to mention, the entire interior of the 2018 Nautique model is absolutely gorgeous.


If you’re interested in a new boat for the 2018 boating season, then you must check out the best boats on the market at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas! Our staff is knowledgeable on all things Nautique and can explain why it’s a great investment and will be tons of fun for your family and friends. We’ll even take you out for a test-drive so you can see the beauty of the G23 in action.


Good times ahead!

Don’t Miss the Dallas Boat Expo: Feb. 2-4 and 8-11!

If you’ve even considered buying a boat this spring or summer, then do yourself a favor and visit Buxton Marine at the Dallas Boat Expo – Feb. 2-4 and Feb 8-11!


The Dallas Boat Expo is a great chance to see many of our top Nautique models up close and personal. You’ll have a chance to walk the boats, see the features, and talk with our knowledgeable sales staff. Here are a few questions we’d recommend asking as you walk around and visit with the various vendors at the Dallas Boat Show:

How is the Boat Constructed?

Nautique stands behind each of its boats and the quality craftsmanship that goes into each and every model built. Be sure to ask questions about the construction of the boat, with particular focus on the hull. Asking each manufacturer these same questions should help distinguish the best boats on the market.


How Does the Ballast Work?

Planning to do a lot of watersports with your brand new boat? Then be sure to ask about the ballasts. Nautique boats produce amazing waves with our factory ballast and nothing more, but other models require additional ballasts, special operating instructions, etc.


Which Watersports is the Boat Best For?

Before attending the Dallas Boat Expo, think about how you plan to use the boat. Wakesurfing? Wakeboarding? Tubing? Skiing? While we can’t speak for every manufacturer, we can say that Nautique puts lots of thought into each model, and each model is perfectly designed with different sporting needs in mind. Talk to our sales staff to understand which model would be right for you!


Where is the Storage?

While usually an after thought, storage in your new wakesurf, wakeboard, or ski boat is important! Think about what toys you’ll be on the lake with and where to store them. Look for roomy compartments and hidden storage that maximizes the space in the boat design.


These are just a few of the important questions to ask as you make the rounds at the Dallas Boat Expo! Be sure to come see us at our Buxton Marine booth. We are proud to be the best boat dealer in Dallas, Texas!

From our Lewisville Pro Shop: Best Watersports Accessories for 2018

Christmas gifts are barely unwrapped and you’re still cleaning up the mess – not to mention it’s been very cold in North Texas lately – but with a new year dawning, it’s hard not to fast forward and think about summer fun on the lake!

Here’s an idea: why not visit our Lewisville Pro Shop and get ready to take your boat out with brand new water toys and accessories the whole family will love?! Here’s a rundown of some of the best watersports accessories for 2018:


Aquaglide Airport Classic Towable Platform – Retail Appox. $350

We’ve all seen the party mats that are tied to docks as an extra place to chat and just hangout at the lake. Well, the Aquaglide Airport Classic Towable Platform is that, but better! Sure, you can use it as a regular party mat, but you can also tow it behind your boat with plenty of room for everyone. Options for accessories abound, and bonus, it makes a great island to sit on just about anywhere you’d like to anchor down.


Gladiator Versa – Retail Approx. $175

The Gladiator Versa is just that – versatile. We love that it can be used as a wakeboard, wakesurf board, kneeboard, and even a ski. Just adjust the foot straps around the board and you’re set! It’s the perfect water toy for adults and kids alike, of all different skill levels.


Liquid Force Trip 2018 – Retail Approx. $270

Have kids interested in learning to wakeboard? Purchase a Liquid Force Trip and you won’t be sorry! Many pros agree this is a great beginner board that can take you from your first day on the lake – and builds with you as your skills grow. It features a continuous rocker, removable center fin, and a variable edge rail for smooth transitions.


These are just a few of our favorite new watersports accessories for 2018! Come into the Buxton Marine Lewisville Pro Shop today to see the industry’s best wakeboards, surfboards, skis, tubes, and so much more! We are the best boat dealer in North Texas!

Buxton Marine Service Department: Best Boat Service in Texas

At Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas, we understand that purchasing a boat is an investment. It’s not a cheap hobby, and we want to make sure your investment lasts and provides hours of enjoyment for you, your friends, and your family.


This is where our Buxton Marine Service Department comes in. We truly believe our boat service department is the best boat service in Texas, and here’s why:


Factory Trained Technicians

When you bring your boat into Buxton Marine for service, you can rest assured it is receiving the best care. Each of the technicians here must undergo rigorous training from Nautique’s specialized training program, complete the Pleasure Craft Marine certification, and get certifications to work on many specialized boat engine components as well. These certifications are more than pieces of paper; they are proof that our techs are ready to give you the quality service you deserve without any guesswork. It’s what puts our boat service a step above the rest and makes us the best boat service in Texas.


Tons of Industry Knowledge

While we require certifications from Nautique to work on its specialized components, don’t think our technicians aren’t well versed in other makes as well! Our team frequently does service on Mastercraft, Tige, Supra, Malibu, Brendella, and other high-end ski, wakeboard, and wake surf boats.

Schedule your Boat Service Today!

Our boat service department is ready and willing to help when you need us! Whether it’s fixing an issue with your boat or just performing routine maintenance, Buxton Marine can handle it. We also specialize in engine repair, gel coat repair, winterization, detailing, trailer repair, and more.


Don’t put off maintenance until the spring; get it done now before the season starts. Buxton Marine proudly serves Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Southlake, Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding North Texas communities. Our Long Cove Marina location in Malakoff, Texas serves East Texas and those on Cedar Creek Lake.

What’s My Boat Trade-in Value?

It’s the end of the year, which means deep discounts on many of the Nautique models on the lot, as well as pre-owned models from Mastercraft, Supra, Correct Craft, and others.

New Boat; Same Payment

If you currently own a boat but are itching to upgrade to something different for the 2018 season, give Buxton Marine a call! We have helped hundreds of people trade-in their boats to get a new one – with no change in payment! It’s a win/win. You pay the same amount of money; we get you into a brand new boat. Even if you’ve only had your current boat for a short time, it’s easy to slip into a new model year and not even feel the pinch because Buxton Marine gets you a great boat trade-in value.


What’s My Boat Trade-in Value?

Great question. Give our team at Buxton Marine a call today, and let us identify what your current boat is worth. We will always give you an honest, competitive rate. It’s why most of our sales are repeat sales, and we are proud to say that our customers are like family. We go the extra mile to give you a customer service experience second-to-none.


Easy Online Form!

If you’re eager to begin the process of valuing your trade right now, check out our simple online submission form. Fill in a few simple questions – make, model, any add-ons or accessories, etc. – and wait for us to call you back! We’ll get back to you quickly on the next business day, if not sooner, so that you know how to proceed with your boat trade-in.


New Nautique wakeboard and wake surf boats, a vast pre-owned inventory, boat financing, boat maintenance, top notch pro shop, and more – Buxton Marine can cover all of your boating needs in Lewisville, Texas or Long Cove Marina. Give us a call today and let us help you into a new boat – just in time for the holidays!

Visit the Buxton Marine Pro Shop for Holiday Gifts!

Not sure what to get that special someone on your list?


Want something different and out of the box?


Do they love watersports?


If the answers to these questions are yes, then visit the Buxton Marine Pro Shop in Lewisville, Texas or Long Cove Marina. Our Pro Shop is fully stocked with wakeboards, surfboards, tubes, and more – just in time for the holidays! Heck – you might even find a deal on just the item you’ve been looking for! Here are a few of our favorite brands for the water enthusiast in your life, available now at the Pro Shop:



Ronix was a pioneer in the wake surf industry, and their boards show the quality craftsmanship and detail you’d expect from an industry leader. At Buxton Marine, we also carry wakeboards, wakeboard boots, and even apparel from Ronix.




If you look back on the sport of wakeboarding, one brand has been there since the beginning – Hyperlite. Hyperlite carries premier wakeboards in Dallas that are sure to give you the technology you need to shred.




Really want to surprise the wake surfer in your life? Then Soulcraft boards are it! Soulcraft makes beautiful, fully custom wake surfboards that are perfectly suited to your needs as a rider, what type of boat you have, etc. You choose everything for the perfect ride every time.


Liquid Force


We love Liquid Force because they offer a huge selection of all things water sports related – apparel, wakeboards, and surfboards are all available in a variety of sizes and styles so you get the right fit every time.


Need more help deciding what gift is right? Visit us at our Buxton Marine Pro Shop and our knowledge sales staff will take shop with you. We’re running specials and promotions throughout the holiday season, so come in today to get the best prices on all the watersports products you enjoy!

3 Details that Make Your Life Easier with a Nautique Wakeboard Boat

At Nautique, it’s all in the details.


Nautique wakeboard boats, ski boats, and wakesurf boats sold at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas are chock full of details that make your life easier – details that make Nautique the #1 wakeboard boat on the market and the choice by professionals everywhere.


While it’s hard to choose which details are best, here are a few of our staff favorites here at Buxton Marine:


Helm Command Knob

Nautique makes it possible for you to control everything on your Nautique wakeboard boat in Lewisville, without even lifting a finger! Nautique models come equipped with a Helm Command Knob that lets you control all the features on your LINC Panoray Touchscreen without moving a muscle. Adjust rider settings, check engine vitals, play music, and so much more, all while driving the boat.


User Profiles

Nautique wakeboard boats give you the ability to give each rider a tailored ride, fully customized to his or her preferences. Better yet – you can save those preferences in the LINC Panoray Touchscreen. It’s easy to go back in and pull up your last ride, adjust ballast settings, input speed, and so much more – giving you the best ride possible on the water! The Nautique will remember it for next time so you’re all set.


Rear Transom Seats

When looking at our Nautique GS-Series, be sure to check out the rear transom seats in the back. They are the perfect seats for easy entry and exit from the water, watching the riders tear up the water, or for just cruising!

These are just a handful of the amazing details and features you’ll find built-in to new Nautique wakeboard boats, wake surf boats, and ski boats. If you’re ready to get a closer look, come by our Buxton Marine boat dealership in Lewisville, Texas or Long Cove Marina. Either location has a full stock of models, just in time for the holidays!