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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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 Makes a Nautique Boat Worth the Price Tag?

At Buxton Marine – the #1 Nautique dealer in the country – we realize that Nautique boats are not cheap – but it’s for good reason. What makes a Nautique worth the price tag, you ask? Let’s talk about a few things that really set the Nautiques apart from the rest of the pack:

 

Powerful Engines

There is a reason the pros prefer Nautique. Each Nautique is built with a Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Company (PCM) engine that uses the latest in technology, along with 40 years of reliability testing, to create the best engine on the market. These guys have the art and science of engine building down and we’re delighted to have PCM engines in each and every Nautique we sell.

 

5 Year, Transferrable Warranty

Nautique stands behind its products and provides a customer service experience second-to-none with a 5 year, transferrable warranty. When you’re spending this much on a boat, you want 93 years of proven experience in the boating industry backing your boat purchase. Nautique has proven time and again that our customers come first and we want them to enjoy every aspect of their purchase without any regrets.

Nautique Surf System

If you love to wakesurf, then give the Nautique Surf System a try! Beautiful, perfectly formed waves appear at the touch of a button. Any lake or river is now a surfer’s playground. Just throw the rope in and enjoy the ride!

 

Quality Craftsmanship

No other manufacturer has the quality and craftsmanship that you get with each Nautique boat. Each part of your Nautique is handcrafted or hand-installed in Orlando, Florida. The innovative design of the boat allows for more convenience, all while quality you can trust. In fact, Nautique has an internal stringer system that keeps the ballasts under the floors vs. clogging up the storage areas, which actually improves the strength of the hull.

 

Ready to take a test drive out on the lake? Give us a call at Buxton Marine – your #1 Nautique dealer in Texas and nationwide!

Love Watersports? Check out the Super Air Nautique GS20

As you begin the hunt for a new boat this offseason, chances are, you’ll find many new boats for sale with gadgets and gear made for wakesurfing. Wakesurfing is definitely the most popular watersport right now because it’s so easy to learn, easy on the body, and fun for all ages, but let’s not forget about the fun that can be had wakeboarding, skiing, and even tubing. If you want a boat that can do it all, then the Super Air Nautique GS20 is worth checking out!

 

Smart Configuration

You may be thinking to youelf, I cannot buy a new boat in Lewisville, Texas that is only 20’ long! What we can say about the Super Air Nautique GS20 is not to judge until you’ve tried it! Nautique does an excellent job of utilizing all of the space in the boat, making it feel spacious and well organized.

 

Smart Storage

As we just said, the 20’ Nautique GS20 feels more spacious than it should for its size, thanks to smart storage. Every last inch of the boat is designed for storing gear, including compartments in the Bimini for surfboards. The tower can even fold down lower than a windshield, making it easy to get under bridges, or even in tight storage spaces.

Largest Touchscreen in the Industry

The driver is in control with Nautique’s LINC touchscreen control panel, the largest in the industry. You’ve also got control at the helm, along with a clear line of sight of the rider at all times thanks to cleverly designed rope positioning. It’s the small details that shine on the Super Air Nautique GS20.

 

Nautique Surf Select System

Not only will the driver feel the control, but the Nautique Surf Select System gives plenty of power to the rider! The rider can control the wake, speed, and even the radio – all with just the touch of a button! Pretty cool.

 

Ready to test-drive a Super Air Nautique GS20? Come into Buxton Marine – the best boat dealership in Lewisville, Texas – to check it out today! Good times ahead!

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!

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!