What to Do If You Get Caught in a Thunderstorm on the Lake


Everyone knows our weather in Texas is volatile. And on those warm summer days, a surge of cooler air can come in and collide – causing thunderstoms on the lake! So what do you do if you get caught on the lake in a thunderstorm?! Here are some tips from Buxton Marine – the #1 Nautique dealer – on how to weather the storm safely:

Know the Weather Forecast

Our weather forecasters don’t always get the weather right, but paying attention to the National Weather Service and what weather conditions they are predicting for the day is step 1 in avoiding getting caught in a storm on the lake.

Watch the Sky

As you are out boating and having a great time on your Nautique, watch the sky. Are dark skies rolling in? Do you see lighting or hear thunder in the distance? Thunder and lightning is first detectable from distances over a mile away, so if you see or hear a storm brewing, it’s a good idea to get to the shoreline before the skies open up.

Practice Precaution On Board

If you get caught in a storm, make sure that everyone on board is in a life jacket! This is vitally important, should the boat rock and anyone get thrown overboard. Also, get each person to the lowest point on board, as to keep them away from being a target in the sky. 

Navigate the Water Safely

As the storm rolls in, point your boat’s bow toward the gusts of wind, as this is the strongest part of the boat. Cut giant waves at a 45 degree angle. Do not let the waves and the wind cut your boat abeam, as this can make your boat more prone to capsizing.

When you are buying a Nautique, you know you are buying quality that can make stormy days on the lake more bearable – and more safe. Come see us at Buxton Marine – the #1 Nautique dealer – to learn more about what makes Nautique the best boat on the market. 

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What to Look for in Replacement Boat Speakers


For many boat owners, the sound system is vitally important to their boating experience. Sure, you want the boat to handle well and perform well for watersports, but the tunes just make that day at the lake any better. 

At Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas, we get questions from boat owners on how to switch out and replace boat speaker, so here are a few tips on how to do it:

  • Double Check Measurements

If there is one thing we’ve learned, it’s that every speaker has different dimensions! Don’t assume a “standard sized” speaker will do the brick. Boat speakers vary by brand and install; double-check your measurements to make sure you are purchasing the right replacement size. Also – think about going with the biggest size that will fit your space, as it will offer better sound for your money.

  • Know What Wattage You Need

The last thing you want to do is blow out those fabulous new boat speakers because you loaded them with too much power! Not sure how much load each speaker can handle? A knowledge boat dealer or boat speaker rep can help you, but look at your amplifier and determine how many watts it is created for. Then, divide that number by the number of speakers you plant to attach to carry the load. Also be sure to be wary that wattage is communicated different ways by different manufacturers; some use “peak wattage,” others “RMS wattage.”

  • Get the Right Quality

We all want the best quality boat speakers in our wakeboard boat, right?! Before making a purchase, talk to a knowledgeable Dallas boat dealer about the various types of speakers on the market – and the pros and cons of each. You will find dual cone speakers, coaxial speakers, and component speakers all available – each with different advantages. If you want the best, then component speakers are the way to go, but they are most expensive. 

When buying a Nautique boat, one thing you can be sure of is that their boats come from the factory equipped with amazing speakers for great sound from day 1. Ready to talk to the #1 Nautique dealer about getting your hands on one before the summer boating season? Now is the time to talk to Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – the #1 boat dealer for a reason! 

Check Out the 2019 Nautique Lineup at Buxton Marine Lewisville!

Already thinking about long days on the lake this summer?

Can you see yourself in a beautiful Nautique, cruising the water with family and friends?

If the answer is yes, then it’s time to get to Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to check out the entire 2019 Nautique line up!

Find Your Nautique!

No matter what your interests are, the 2019 line up has a Nautique boat for you! Choose between the Nautique G-Series, the Nautique GS-Series, Super Air Nautique Legacy Series, or the Ski Nautique Series. Each series of Nautique models has unique features tailored to your interests.

Website Features to Narrow the Search

Nautique has so many features that it can, in fact, be a little overwhelming to know where to start! Buxton Marine Lewisville recommends taking at look at the Nautique website. Under the Find Your Nautique tab at the top, you can begin to narrow your search. Choose your interests (wakesurf, wakeboard, waterski, or just general recreational fun), the number of passengers you’d like to accommodate, and your desired length. From there, Nautique will tailor a list of models that fit your needs. 

Discover the New 2019 Nautique 200

Not really sure what you want to do with your boat? Then check out the 2019 Nautique 200! The Nautique 200 is a new model, designed to be a workhorse no matter what water sports activities you want to do. Skiing and wakeboarding? No problem. This is the perfect family boat for variety on the lake. 

Come See the 2019 Nautique Lineup at Buxton Marine!

After you get a general idea of which models interest you, it’s time to come see us at Buxton Marine to see for yourself! We have all of the models available for you to tour and even take out for a test drive. We are the #1 Nautique dealer in the country – and the best boat dealer in Dallas – so leave it to our knowledgeable sales staff to answer any questions you may have. 

Good times ahead! 

Why December is the Best Time to Buy a Boat – Buxton Marine Lewisville, Texas

Ever wondered when the best time to buy a boat is?

 

Well – it’s now!

 

Below we’ll discuss a few insider secrets on why December is the best time to buy a boat and why you should come see us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas NOW to get a steal of a deal on a brand new Nautique or one of our pre-owned boat models available.

Why December is the Best Time to Buy at Boat

  • Dealerships are Slower: In December, everyone is out buying Christmas gifts and attending parties, with few in the mood to buy a boat. This means dealerships are slower than normal. While this is bad for dealerships, this is great for you! A dealer may be more willing to adjust pricing because they just want to move inventory during a slow month.
  • New Models are Rolling In: Boat manufacturers are a lot like auto manufacturers and they release new model years mid-year. This means that the end of the year is spent selling current year and last year models, so by December, beautiful brand new boats that are about to be last year’s model may end up as a steal before the New Year.
  • Boat Manufacturer Incentives: Boat manufacturers often offer incentives to dealers for selling a certain amount of stock. If it’s a slow month – like December – a dealer may be more willing to cut a deal just to sell another boat and get closer to receiving the manufacturer incentives!

When Should I Shop for the Best Deals?

If you’re planning to shop for boat deals in December, plan to shop on holidays or on Saturdays for the absolute best deal. Research on auto transactions shows that the steepest discounts were had between Dec. 15 and the end of the month. If shopping early in the month, the best time to buy a boat would be Saturdays when dealers know you’re serious and competition is steep.

 

Why not give the gift of boating this holiday season?! Come see us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas or Malakoff, Texas and let us show you what kind of holiday specials we have going on now during the best time to buy a boat!

2019 Nautique Features You Can’t Live Without

Nautique continues to innovate; adding new and exciting features every year that change the way we see boating. Nautique’s ski boats, wakeboard boats, and wakesurf boats make fun on the water more exciting than ever.

 

So what’s new for the 2019 model year? Here are a few 2019 Nautique features that you just can’t live without:

 

Actuated Flight Control Tower

 

Going under that bridge has never been easier! For the 2019 model year, Nautique adds the Actuated Flight Control Tower that raises and lowers – with a  bimini attached – with just the press of a button! How’s that for convenient?!

Microtuner

 

Skiers rejoice! This feature is a first of its kind and it can be found on the 2019 Ski Nautique! This state-of-the-art microtuner mitigates the rough water and any waves a skier might feel, providing the smoothest ride possible.

 

Aesthetic Upgrades

 

While the hardware is important, aesthetic upgrades are pretty important too! We’ve got brand new gel coat colors for 2019 – Steel Blue Metal Blake, Canary Yellow and Solar Red Metal Flake, Steel Blue, and Canary Yellow. Each of these beautiful colors will turn heads on the lake! And then on the G Series, we’re excited to announce a brand new frameless windshield with the sleek, modern feel you crave. It’s the little things that truly set Nautique apart from the rest.

 

Pro Ballast

 

GS22 and GS24 models now come equipped with the Pro Ballast, the best in class ballast system that lets you control the waves from the LINC Panoray Touchscreen. Pretty sweet.

 

These are just a few of the 2019 Nautique features we love! Come by our showroom in Lewisville, Texas or Malakoff, Texas and see these beautiful 2019 Nautique and 2018 Nautique models in person! Buxton Marine is the #1 Nautique dealer in the country and we know our stuff!

 

Good times ahead!

Boat Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe When Tubing

Tubing can be a lot of fun! It’s great for all ages and requires zero skill. Who wouldn’t love bumping and bouncing along with the waves? While tubing can be very fun, it can also be dangerous. Don’t let a great day on the lake end with an ER visit. Follow these boat safety tips on how to stay safe when tubing on the lake:

 

Wear A Life Vest

 

Okay – this is a no brainer, but bears repeating. Anytime a passenger gets on the tube, they should be a life jacket. You never know when they might get bounced off by an unsuspecting wave.

 

Communication is Key

 

Before a passenger gets on the tube, establish the ground rules. Make sure they know how to communicate with you whether they’d like to go faster, slower, or stop. As your passenger is riding, make sure you are constantly aware of what is going on.

 

Check the Gear

 

Before setting off for a fun day of tubing, check your ropes and knots to make sure everything is tied off properly. Does your tube have air? Are there any leaks? These are all important boat safety tips to be aware of.

Watch for Hazards

 

Part of tubing – and really any watersports – is an awareness of your surroundings. You wouldn’t want to sling your passengers into a stump or a buoy! Pay close attention to other boats that might be coming nearby or other hazards that could come into contact with your tube.

 

Be Safe in the Water

 

If your passenger falls off into the water, be sure they know how to stay safe in the water! Do not attempt to swim back to the boat. Instead, they should stay exactly where they are and watch carefully for other boaters. Teach passengers to wave their arms in the air to make other boats aware of their presence while you circle back. You might even consider adding a safety whistle to their life jacket.

 

Turn the Boat Off

 

As you approach the rider and they are ready to get back in the boat, cut the motor. This eliminates the risk of injury from the propeller on the backside of the boat.

 

Boat safety tips are important whether you are a seasoned boat owner or a novice! If you’re ready for good times ahead on the lake, call Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to help you find the right watersports boat, wakeboard boat, or waterski boat that fits your needs. As the #1 Nautique dealer in the country – we know boats!

Why Get Boat Financing Through Buxton Marine Lewisville?

When it comes to purchasing a new wakeboard boat, we know that there are many options available in terms of boat financing. But if you’re considering the purchase of a new boat, don’t sell yourself short! Be sure to come in and chat with our knowledgeable staff at Buxton Marine and learn why our boat financing plan may be right for you. There is a reason so many of our customers are repeat customers; top notch customer service, combined with the best boat financing options around, make for pretty satisfied customers! Here are a few reasons financing with Buxton Marine – the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – just makes sense:

 

  1. Flexible Financing Options

Many people think they just can’t afford a boat, but they’ll never know until they ask. Our financing team specializes in many flexible boat financing options, allowing you the opportunity to pick one that best suits your needs.

  1. One All-Inclusive Monthly Payment

You’ve found the Nautique of your dreams, but you really want to add some extra parts, accessories, etc. and are worried you won’t have enough money left over to add those things on. With Buxton Marine, the worry is over because we offer financing plans that will roll all of those things into one simple monthly payment. What about an extended warranty plan? Sure, we can add that in too! Our goal is to serve you and get you out on the lake as soon as possible.

 

Ready to explore boat financing options for a new wakeboard boat from Buxton Marine? Visit us here to immediately fill out the form for a financing quote. We also have a financing calculator available so you can crunch the numbers and make an educated decision.

 

Purchasing a new Nautique, Mastercraft, Supre, etc. is a huge purchase, that’s why we make it our business to make the transaction as simple and straightforward as possible. Call Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas today and let us help purchase the boat of your dreams.

 

Good times ahead!

3 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Wakeboard Boat

Oh the days on the lake are glorious and they make the work involved seem small, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t work and expenses related to owning a boat. Buxton Marine recommends that before jumping into boat ownership for the first time and purchasing a wakeboard boat – whether you’re buying a brand new Nautique or a gorgeous pre-owned MasterCraft, Malibu, etc. – be sure to consider these 3 things:

 

Where Will You Store the Boat?

Before purchasing a wakeboard boat, be sure to consider where you are going to store it – both during the summer season and during the off season. Do you have room at your home to store it in a garage or in the yard? Are you planning to rent space to store it? Will it be at the marina or somewhere else? Have a game plan before purchasing a wakeboard boat because those costs can – and will – add up. Also consider that during the winter months, your boat will either need to be stored indoors or shrinkwrapped to protect it from the elements.

 

Are You Prepared to Maintain the Boat?

Boat maintenance is crucial to years of good times ahead on the lake. Not to mention, it helps your boat hold its value on the pre-owned market, should you choose to sell and upgrade to a newer model. Boat maintenance includes yearly winterization, engine maintenance, interior cleaning and measures to protect it, and routine waxing of the boat’s exterior.

Have You Considered the Other Expenses?

As you know, owning a boat has other expenses beyond the cost of the boat and the costs mentioned above. Also consider:

  • Fees: Boat insurance and registration fees will be routine costs you should factor into the price tag.
  • Vehicle: Can your vehicle tow the boat you are considering?
  • Gas: Each time you head to the lake, you’ll need to be prepared to fill ‘er up!
  • Accessories: While your boat may come with a few accessories, be prepared to outfit it with the other toys and necessities including life jackets, tubes, skis, wakeboards, ropes, and more.

 

We believe that the joys of boat ownership far outweigh the costs, but we always want our customers to be know what they are walking into! If you’re ready to purchase a wakeboard boat or ski boat, then now is the time to call Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – the best boat dealer in North Texas! We’re conveniently located along Lake Lewisville and we would love to help you find a boat that meets your needs and your budget.

Nautique Color Options: What’s New for 2018

With the best wakeboard, wakesurf, and ski boats on the market, Nautique has top of the line features and customization options that allow you to make your boat your own. For 2018, Nautique allows you to choose from a brand new palette of Nautique color options both on the interior and exterior. Buxton Marine – the #1 Nautique dealer in the United States – has the scoop on how you can customize with all the colors of the rainbow:

 

Nautique Color Options – Exterior

For 2018, Nautique has produced a palette of brand new gel coat and vinyl colors that have us drooling over here! The gel coat colors include Admiral Blue, Admiral Blue Metal Flake, Solar Red, Red Metal Flake, Masters Blue, Metal Flake, and Medallion Metal Flake. The vinyl options include Sahara Sand, Admiral Blue, and Solar Red. The colors are vibrant and bold and are sure to make your Nautique stand out on the water. All the colors are beautiful, but we love the way the metal flake options shimmer on the water when wakeboarding, wakesurfing, or skiing.

 

Nautique Color Options – Interior

New for 2018, Nautique has expanded the color options when it comes to designing the interior of your brand new Nautique boat. Both the primary interior and the box seating options can be customized to create a distinctive look that is all your own. Choose between beautiful neutrals like Sahara Sand and Frost Grey, or go for something more bold like Voltaic Yellow, Sublime Green, or Victory Red. The possibilities are endless!

Not sure which color combinations work best? Call an expert at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas and let our team help you design the perfect Nautique to fit your lifestyle. Buxton Marine is located near Lake Lewisville and Lake Grapevine, and prides itself on being the best boat dealer in North Texas.

 

Good times ahead!

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!