New Skiing World Records Set Behind a Ski Nautique 200!

Want to waterski like the pros?!

 

Then the Ski Nautique 200 is the boat for you!

 

Buxton Marine – the best Nautique dealer in Texas – is excited to announce that no 1 – but 3 – new world records were recently set behind the Ski Nautique 200!

 

Nate Smith

Nate Smith was already the reining world record holder with 2.5 @ 43’ off, but he bested his own score this past May at the Swiss Pro Slalom Tournament with 3 @ 43’ off! When interviewed, Smith had this to say about his victory:

“Being able to practice behind the best boat in the world allows me to put up the best scores in the world. Nothing beats the Ski Nautique 200!”

Aliaksei Zharnasek

Trick skier Aliaksei Zharnasek also had a record setting day at the Swiss Pro Slalom Tournament. He put up a trick score of 12,610. Zharnasek is also a Nautique Team member and said that skiing behind the Ski Nautique 200 makes it easy since it’s simply the best. He has also won the World Championship 3 times.

 

Anna Gay

Another Nautique trick skier – Anna Gay – had a great day, setting the 3rd new world record of the day behind a Nautique boat. Her score was 10,880. She said being behind her Ski Nautique 200 made her feel at home, even when abroad. She’s been skiing since she was 4.

 

Probably equally as impressive, is that these were the 25th, 26th, and 27th ski records to be set behind a Ski Nautique 200, more records than any other boat!

Congratulations to these athletes on their accomplishments from Buxton Marine, the largest Nautique dealer in the world! If you want the best ski boat, then call Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas today and ask about the Ski Nautique 200. We sell boats all over Texas, the Southwest, and beyond.

 

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When was the Last Time You Did a Boat Trailer Inspection?

Many boat owners make the mistake of regularly inspecting their boat for issues, all while completing forgetting about doing a boat trailer inspection.

 

Don’t let a great day at the lake go sour because of boat trailer issues! Instead, check these 5 things before heading to the lake:

 

  1. Trailer Tires

Just as you would regularly check the tires on your tow vehicle, don’t neglect to check the tires on your trailer. Trailer tires have a life of 2-3 years – and 3 is pushing it! Be sure to look for any dry rot or splitting to avoid accidents on the road that can cause costly damage to your boat and trailer.

 

  1. Trailer Brakes

Whether your trailer has electric brakes or surge brakes, take a moment to take a short drive around the block and make a hard stop. Do the brakes feel strong? If not, take your trailer into your local boat dealer for a complete boat trailer inspection. Faulty brakes are not to be messed with!

 

  1. Trailer Chains

Chains can easily get worn down or damaged from dragging on the ground or going in and out of the water, so be sure to give them a once-over before pulling the boat trailer. Quick tip: when hooking up the chains, crisscross them under the tongue. The chains act as a backup plan should something ever happen to your coupler and the chains need to catch the tongue of your trailer.

  1. Trailer Electrical System & Lights

Once of the most obvious boat trailer issues is having a light out – and it will earn you a ticket if you get pulled over for it! Check lights each time you use the boat trailer, and be sure to check all electrical connections and wiring for corrosion, dry rot, or cracking.

  1. 5. Trailer Bunks, Rollers, Bow Stop

Sometimes these tiny components get overlooked, so when doing a boat trailer inspection, be sure to see if these are in good working condition. Trailer rollers and bunks cradle your boat on the trailer, so you want to make sure the bolts haven’t rusted out. Bow stops are also vital to loading your boat properly.

 

If you are in need of a full boat trailer inspection in Lewisville, Texas, be sure to bring your trailer into Buxton Marine Lewisville! Our service department will be happy to give your boat trailer a thorough inspection, point out any issues, and perform the necessary repairs.

 

5 Wakesurf Mistakes to Avoid – Buxton Marine Lewisville

Whether you’re cruising on Lake Lewisville or making waves at Cedar Creek Lake, you can rest assured that your brand new Nautique boat is built for fun.

And you know what’s fun: wakesurfing!

If you’re new to wakesurfing, here are 5 common wakesurf mistakes to avoid:

 

  1. Don’t Go too Fast

When wakesurfing, the boat doesn’t need to be going as fast as it does when you’re wakeboarding, skiing, or pulling a tube. While wakeboarders generally wakeboard at higher speeds (as do skiers), you’ll want to ask your driver to keep the boat around 10 mph – maybe even more like 9 mph depending on your skill.

 

  1. Don’t Try to Stand Up Too Soon

Here’s another one of our common wakesurf mistakes to avoid: standing too soon. Before the boat accelerates, just lay back in the water and relax. The back of your heels will be resting on the board and you’ll be holding onto the rope. As the boat begins to pull you up, you’ll feel the board come toward your feet and your feet begin to stand on the board at the same time. Resist the urge to stand too soon. Remain squatted with feet a comfortable distance apart until you’re fully balanced on the board.

 

  1. Don’t Get the Wrong Gear

Don’t assume that your wakeboard or ski rope is going to work well for wakesurfing too. Wakesurf ropes are generally shorter, have knots to pull and hold on to, and are made to maximize the ride. Likewise, look into getting a decent wakesurf board that will make wakesurfing easier for a beginner than if you attempt to use a regular surf board.

  1. Don’t Hold Onto the Rope the Whole Time

Once you’ve got your balance and feel some slack in the rope, it’s time to give real surfing a shot! Don’t be afraid to throw the rope back into the boat once you feel comfortable; the wake will propel you!

 

  1. Don’t Give Up!

If you don’t get the hang of it the first time, one of the biggest wakesurf mistakes you can make is to give up! Watersports enthusiasts of all ages love wakesurfing because it’s easy on your body and easy to keep giving it a try without hurting yourself. Have fun and remember these wakesurfing tips from Buxton Marine to get you on your way! And as always – if you’re in the market for new wakesurf boards, wakesurf ropes, or a brand new Nautique to wakesurf behind, Buxton Marine has you covered as the best boat dealer in Lewisville!

 

Good times ahead!

The Perfect Family Boat: Why You’ll Love the Nautique Super Air GS20

Nautique already had a stellar lineup of amazing, pro-quality boats, and just when we didn’t think it could get any better, Nautique added the perfect family boat: the Nautique Super Air GS20!

 

Don’t let the term “family boat” fool you! It’s not low on power or features, it just happens to have the perfet amount of versatility for any array of watersports your family might want to enjoy: wakeboarding, water skiing, wakesurfing, tubing, and more. Here’s why we think you’ll love the Nautique Super Air GS20:

 

  1. Stellar Features

As you’d come to expect from Nautique, the features on this thing are second to none. We’re swooning over the Linc Panoray touchscreen that controls everything on your boat with the touch of a button. Don’t want to take your hand off the helm? Just use the knob to the right of the throttle to effortlessly make adjustments.

 

  1. Manageable Size

The GS20 brings the best of the larger G series and puts it in a smaller package. At 20’, the GS20 is easier to handle but still big on power. It creates the perfect surf wave with easy to manipulate controls and it also gives you a beautiful, signature Nautique wake – all in a size that suits a family boat well.

 

  1. Innovative Tri-Hull

Want the best pull for all of your watersports? The Nautique Super Air GS20 provides it with an innovative new tri-hull. The tri-hull creates a soft pull perfect for skiing, but also makes all your watersports a breeze.

 

Ready to take the new Nautique Super Air GS20 out for a test drive? Give Buxton Marine Lewisville or Buxton Marine Long Cove a call today to set up your private test drive and see why Nautique is the best watersports boat out there! We’d love to get you out there for skiing on the early morning glass – so bring your favorite tow rope and we’ll bring the coffee!

Wakeboard Boats for Sale: Why Choose Buxton Marine Lewisville?

At Buxton Marine Lewisville, we pride ourselves on bringing a customer experience like non-other.

We know when looking for wakeboard boats for sale that the options are endless. You have a choice when it comes to dealers, and we want to provide each and every customer with a fully integrated customer service experience that takes any guesswork out of the process. So here’s a little glimpse into why we are proud to say our customers choose Buxton Marine again and again when shopping for wakeboard boats for sale:

 

#1 Nautique Dealer in the U.S.

It’s no secret that Nautique is famous for the best wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market. As the #1 Nautique dealer in the U.S., we know the ins and outs of every boat, making sure that the boat you buy clearly fits your needs for wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and any other type of watersports on the lake. Buxton Marine Lewisville exclusively sells new Nautique boats, so we specialize in the best.

Customer Service Beyond the Sale Date

Want to know what’s most important in our book?

The Customer Experience.

At Buxton Marine Lewisville, our boat buyers who are looking for wakeboard boats of rsale are customers for life. We consider them family. We not only want you to be satisfied with your purchase, but if there is an issue, we want you to bring it and let’s figure out the issue. Here are a few recent reviews from our customers that can attest to the care we take with each customer:

 

“I am from deep South Texas. Almost 10 hours away. Phil Smith has worked with me on transporting boats/parts to and from Buxton. He has honored service agreements, even gone out of his way to honor warranty agreements that other dealer would disregard or place responsibility on the customer. I honestly have to say that this is my favorite buying experience of all time.” – Frank G.

 

“Amazing dealer and an absolutely first class experience in every aspect…the team works with you in every aspect and takes care of everything.” – Gary M.

 

“I bought a G23 from Buxton a few weeks ago and I cannot say how impressed I am with this dealer. From management, sales, parts, service, and pro shop. I don’t ever do reviews, but these guys deserve it! Best customer service I have ever had!” – Randy R.

 

Whether you’re buying a boat for the first time or are an experienced boater, call Buxton Marine Lewisville today to experience the Buxton Marine difference! We know you won’t be disappointed.

Nautique Brings you Boat Capacity Ratings You Can Trust

When shopping for a new wakeboard or wakesurf boat, it’s important to look for the sticker with the boat capacity ratings on it to ensure you are buying the right boat for your recreational needs.

 

Did you know that not all boating manufacturers account for ballast in their boat capacity numbers?

 

That’s a scary thought – especially when you bought the boat with the intention of using the ballast for wakesurfing or wakeboarding!

 

How Can Boat Capacity Standards Vary by Manufacturer?

It’s a common misconception that the U.S. Coast Guard regulates all boating capacity ratings, when in fact, it only regulates boats up to 19 ft. After that, the NMMA – or National Marine Manufacturers Association – develops boat capacity ratings for participating manufacturers using boat size, materials, depth, etc. to determine the appropriate number. The ABYC creates standards for boats over 26 ft.

 

While most manufacturers – like Nautique and manufacturers carried at Buxton Marine – are a part of this association, it’s very important to note that some are not. If a boating manufacturer is not a part of the NMMA, they do not have to build their boat to specific standards and can state any capacity and ballast numbers they choose. This is very important when it comes to ballast because the NMMA requires all factory-installed ballast to be reported and accounted for in the capacity. Some manufacturers choose to ship boats to dealers without the ballast included, which means a dealer installs it after-market. The problem with this is that the added ballast is not included in the final capacity rating on the sticker and could affect your safety and liability if something goes wrong.

The Bottom Line: When buying a new wakeboard boat in Texas, pay close attention to capacity and ballast numbers. You can always trust Buxton Marine and Nautique to sell only factory-installed ballasts, so there is no question as to how much weight the boat can hold. There is a reason the pros choose Nautique!!

 

If you’re ready to buy a new wakeboard boat in Lewisville, Texas, call Buxton Marine – the #1 Nautique dealer!

Boat Buying Guide: 5 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Boat

Summer is here and it’s not too late to take advantage of a summer on the lake. But first, you’ve got to get a boat! If you’re new to boating, buying a used boat may be a great way to dip your toes into the waters of boat ownership. But not so fast! Before buying a used boat, be sure to check these 5 things:

 

  1. Trailer

Yes, the trailer is as much a part of the boat as the boat itself. If you’re hauling this boat to the lake every weekend, you want to know your trailer is in tip top condition. Inspect the wheels for signs of bearing grease or brake fluid leaks. Check the bunk for wear and tear. Don’t worry if you see a little rust; that’s completely normal.

 

  1. Cold Start

A cold start is simply cranking the engine for the first time in 24 hours. Be sure your boat dealer gives you the opportunity to run the boat with a cold start before purchase so that you can listen for any clanking, clicking, or humming noises that might occur upon cranking the engine. If you do hear noises, this is a sign of the oil pressure bleeding off in the engine or other engine issues.

 

  1. Engine Oil

Check the engine oil before buying a used boat by lifting the dipstick. The oil shouldn’t have any water separation (an indicator of head gasket problems), should be free of a strong gas smell, and should not be globby or gritty.

Beautiful 2016 Super Air Nautique G21 for sale now at Buxton Marine – your Lewisville Boat Dealer! 

  1. Engine Hours

We all know the lower the engine miles, the better the boat. However, don’t take the screen’s reading at face value. Be sure to check the hours before test-driving the boat and then after driving the boat to make sure the odometer is in good working condition and accurately portraying the hours.

 

  1. Electronics

Don’t assume because some electronics work, that all the electronics will work. Check all buttons and switches before buying a used boat. If some work and some don’t, you might be looking at faulty electrical wiring.

 

For years, used boat buyers have trusted Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas when buying a used boat. Each of our boats has undergone a lengthy vetting process so there are no surprises. Come see us today and let us find the perfect used boat in Lewisville for your needs.

THIS WEEKEND: Buxton Marine Long Cove Grand Opening Celebration!

Buxton Marine Long Cove at Long Cove Marina in Malakoff, Texas has been a long time coming, but we are excited to announce that our Grand Opening Celebration is THIS Saturday – May 27, 2017!

 

Don’t have plans for Memorial Day weekend yet?

What better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than on the lake?!

Buxton Marine Long Cove will have plenty of grand opening events planned to keep you and your family busy!

 

Free Food and Tons of Fun!

The tents will be up, the coolers stocked, and the burgers and brats will be flying off the grill! Join the Buxton Marine Lunch Squad as we celebrate Memorial Day weekend and the grand opening of our new pro shop: Buxton Marine Long Cove. In addition to getting some free food, feel free to pick our brains on all things related to boating. The latest Nautique models, best wakesurf boards, and more.

 

Pro Shop Will Be Open!

After grabbing a burger and a cold drink, head inside and check out all the latest gear for wakeboarding, wakesurfing, water skiing, or just watersports in general. Buxton Marine Long Cove has everything you need to outfit your boat, and again, our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you might have.

 

Nautique Demos

It wouldn’t be a Buxton Marine Grand Opening event if we didn’t showcase the latest Nautique has to offer! Our beautiful 2017 boats will be out on the water for you to test-drive or catch some air behind PLUS we’re even offering surf lessons! Demos will take place all day Saturday and Sunday, so if you’re interested, be sure to RSVP with Michael Smith at Michael@buxtonmarine.com. P.S. Don’t forget your wakeboard, surfboard, or skis!

 

Buxton Marine is excited to open our brand new location at Long Cove Marina in Malakoff, Texas, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Good times ahead!

Buxton Marine Lewisville Celebrates National Safe Boating Week!

At the premier Lewisville boat dealer, Buxton Marine, safety is one of our top concerns. Not only do we want you to have fun on the lake, but we want everyone to arrive home safely.

 

National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26, 2017, and in honor of Safe Boating Week, Buxton Marine wants to review a few important safety tips:

 

  1. Life Jackets are a Must

It’s not enough to have the life jackets on board with you; they must be accessible! Better yet – keep it on you at all times! A study by the US Coast Guard shows that of the drownings that occurred in 2015, 85% could have been preventable if the person had been wearing a life jacket. Of course, children must wear a life jacket at all times.

  1. Never Drink and Drive

This is a no brainer, but with Memorial Day and National Safe Boating Week coming up, Buxton Marine reminds you it’s never okay to drink and operate a motor vehicle – on land or water.

  1. Take a Boater’s Safety Course

New to boating? Taking a boat safety course is always a good first step when getting started. Furthermore, anyone born on or after Sept. 1, 1993 is required to take a course if operating a boat with a 15p horsepower or more.

  1. Use an Ignition Safety Switch

An ignition safety switch a device that allows the boat to shut off, should the driver be thrown from the boat or unable to operate the boat any longer. The US Coast Guard reports that using an ignition safety switch properly could reduce boat-related deaths by 89%!

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend and help Buxton Marine spread the word on National Safe Boating Week! And should you need a new boat to get you started, call the number one boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – Buxton Marine!

Tips & Tricks: Teach Your Child to Wakeboard in 4 Easy Steps

Trying to teach your child to wakeboard can be a difficult and frustrating process. But like anything, practice makes perfect, and Buxton Marine – the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – is here with some tips on how to make the process a little simpler with these 4 steps:

 

Step 1: Walk on the Moon

One of the first things children must understand when being introduced to watersports is to stay calm and relaxed through the whole process. Tell your child he or she is an astronaut and they are trying to gently glide through space or walk on the moon.

 

Step 2: Curl Up in a Ball

When you teach your child to wakeboard, have them start by pretending he or she is a ball. Keep elbows and knees in, and then have the board float out in front of them. Don’t let them drag limbs in the water loosely.

Step 3: Don’t Stand Up Until Shorts are out of the Water

Kids have a tendency to want to stand up very quickly once the boat begins to pull. Teach them to fight that urge, staying seated as long as possible or until their shorts – or entire legs – are out of the water. Then slowly rise into a standing position.

 

Step 4: Smash a Bug

Once standing, most children are able to naturally rotate the board with the nose pointing toward the boat. If this doesn’t happen naturally, tell your child to bear weight on their back heel, acting as though they are gently – but forcefully – smashing a bug with it. This will teach your child to wakeboard and rotate it appropriately.

 

Want more tips on how to teach your child to wakeboard? Buxton Marine – the #1 Nautique dealer in Texas – is happy to share a few more of our favorite tips and tricks. We are your one-stop-shop for all of your boating, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and water skiing needs.