Get to Know the Buxton Marine Lewisville Parts Department

The Buxton Marine Lewisville Parts Department is more than just a back room, full of parts and accessories should your boat need repair. Sure, we’ll repair your boat if repairs are needed, but our Buxton Marine Parts Department is so much more than that. Let us introduce you to the ways that we are here to serve you:

 

Parts & Service

Our Buxton Marine Lewisville Parts Department works hand-in-hand with our Service Department to ensure that your boat is always running in optimal condition. We know that the last thing you want is to waste precious days on the lake because your boat is in the shop. Our goal is to provide routine maintenance and repairs for your Nautique boat to maximize your investment. Simply call us at 972-436-7412 to schedule your appointment. Better yet – you can even schedule the appointment online and we will call you to work on the details.

 

Boat Customization

Have custom modifications in mind that will make your boat uniquely yours? Buxton Marine can help with that! Our staff lives and breathes boats, so we know a thing or two about custom boat accessories. Simply call us today to set up an appointment to work out the details, and let us take it from there! We know you’ll be pleased with the modifications.

 

Pro Shop

Not all parts have to be boat parts! Our Parts Department offers many boating accessories via our Lewisville pro shop. Looking for a new wakeboard or wakesurf board? Maybe you need new tow ropes or tubes? Watersports are our life, and our knowledge Buxton Marine staff can help you find what you are looking for from major brands such as Liquid Force, Hyperlite, Ronix, Soulcraft, Inland Surfer, and more.

Bottom line: Buxton Marine is here for you and all of your boating needs! Our knowledge staff is here to make boat ownership as stress free as it can be. Let us do the heavy lifting so you can enjoy your time on the lake!

 

Good times ahead!

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Boat Storage Tips: What You Must Do as Summer Draws to an End

With Labor Day weekend behind us, it’s time to start thinking about pumpkins, football, and the holiday season. It’s hard to believe Fall is almost here!

 

At Buxton Marine Long Cove and Buxton Marine Lewisville, we hope you enjoyed the summer on your Nautique and wanted to give you some boat storage tips as you begin thinking about storing your boat for the Fall/Winter season:

 

Prep Now for Next Season

Don’t just store your boat – think about how you want to find your boat at the beginning of the boating season next year!

  • Make sure all exterior scratches or dings are repaired.
  • Research the best storage facilities to protect your boat during the off-season.
  • Get a professional boat winterization to make sure the engine and systems on-board are clean and ready to be stored.
  • Get a proper boat cover that will keep dust and debris off your boat while stored.

 

Deep Clean the Boat

Any stains, spills, or sitting water can lead to mildew, mold, and other issues when you’re ready to use your boat next season.

  • Take all of your cushions out, clean, and then store separately. It’s even smart to get a boat-specific vinyl protectant and treat the cushions and other upholstery with that as well.
  • Professionally clean all carpet on board.
  • Check each compartment below to make sure there are no oil spills that could cause damage.

 

Maintenance is Key

Once you’ve handled all the external and cosmetic cleaning, it’s important to use these boat storage tips to maintain the engine and components.

  • Carefully test all of the electronic components on the boat, and repair any issues before storing.
  • Change the oil before storing the boat.
  • Make sure the hull is properly supported during storage to prevent any cracking due to uneven weight.

 

If you aren’t sure where to start with preparing your boat for storage, call Buxton Marine Lewisville or Buxton Marine Long Cove today! Our service team will gladly get your boat ready for storage with our Lewisville boat winterization package, tailored to your boat and your needs. Call us today to set up an appointment!

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4 Common Boat Anchoring Mistakes to Avoid – Buxton Marine Lewisville

If you’re spending a day at the lake, chances are you’ll be spending some time anchored in the water. Maybe you’re taking a quick break to let kids jump out and swim or maybe you’re anchored near a beach for lunch. Whatever your reason, you’ll want to make sure you’re anchoring properly by avoiding these 4 common boat anchoring mistakes:

 

  1. Anchoring in the Wrong Spot

 

First things first, you need to find a good spot to anchor if you are going to avoid boat anchoring mistakes. Don’t attempt to anchor down right next to another boat where the wind may blow one boat into another. Also, it goes without saying that you shouldn’t drop anchor on top of another anchor. Look for an area that is clear of other boats, but also shielded from waves and wind.

 

  1. Insufficient Anchor Rode

 

Anchor rode is the rope that is attached to the boat and the anchor. Before you drop your anchor, make sure that you have enough anchor rode available for the scope and that the rode is clear of all knots and tangles.

 

  1. Insufficient Scope

 

This goes along with rode, but scope is the calculated ratio of distance from the bottom of the lake to the top of the bow, multiplied times how much rode you need. Generally you want a 3:1 or 5:1 scope. You can’t just assume because the lake is 10 ft deep, that you only need 12-15 ft of anchor rode. It’s just not enough.

 

  1. Not Securing the Anchor Properly

 

First of all, the anchor should always be attached to your boat before dropping it. (You knew that already, right?!) After double-checking it, slowly ease the anchor over the bow of the boat – never the stern! Be sure to account for some drag as the anchor secures in the bottom of the lake. If you aren’t sure if your anchor is secure, you can always very slowly put your boat in reverse to test the anchor’s strength. If you’re caught, then you’re ready to go!

 

If you’re in the market for a new wakeboard boat, water ski boat, or wakesurf boat, visit the Texas boat experts – Buxton Marine Lewisville and Buxton Marine Long Cove Marina!

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Why we Love the Brand New 2018 Super Air Nautique GS24 – Buxton Marine

Nautique’s GS Series has been gangbusters, and it’s easy to see why!

 

Nautique builds the best wakeboard boats in the world, and the Nautique GS Series puts the same power the professionals have into your hands.

 

The 2018 Super Air Nautique GS24 was recently released, and it’s got everything you want and more in your new wakeboard boat. Here’s why the folks here at Buxton Marine Lewisville and Buxton Marine Long Cove are loving it:

 

  1. Room for Everyone

With 24’ of technology and the highest quality craftsmanship, you’ll have plenty of room to bring all of your family and friends along for the ride. The 24’ Nautique GS24 seats 17 people. Worried about storing all the gear? No worries. There is plenty of storage for wakeboards, skis, surfboards, tubes, and so much more. You’ll be amazed at how much stuff you can pack in here!

 

  1. Innovative Technology

When Nautique released its GS Series, it brought in the best technology on the market. The GS Series is a merger between the G series and the Ski Nautique series, giving you the best of all watersports in one boat. You’ll love the features including Nautique Ski Assist, Nautique Surf System and Surf Select, huge Panoray touchscreen, and so much more.

 

  1. Nautique Configurable Running Surface

Wakeboarders, wakesurfers, waterskiers, and tube enthusiasts rejoice, because the brand new 2018 Super Air Nautique GS24 can be manipulated to give you the best ride on the market. 2,500 pounds of sub-floor internal ballast creating amazing wakes for wakeboarders and wakesurfers. Ski Assist functionality will give skiers the smoothest ride on the lake. It’s the technology and versatility you only dreamed would be available in a 24’ boat!

Ready to check out the Super Air Nautique GS24 for yourself? Come by Buxton Marine Lewisville, Texas or Buxton Marine Long Cove Marina and we’ll take you out of a test-drive. You are sure to be impressed!

Good times ahead!

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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.

 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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