Selling Your Boat? How to Make the Most Money on the Sale

Have your eye on a brand new boat for the 2019 boating season? Well let’s get your boat ready to sell then! There are certain things you can do to make the most money on the sale of a boat, and Buxton Marine is here with tips on selling your boat the right way:

 

  1. Deep Cleaning is a Must

 

Think about it from a buyer’s perspective. If they open compartments (and they will) that have standing water, mold, dirt, mildew, etc., then they’re going to question how well the boat has been maintained. Bring the boat into Buxton Marine for a deep clean and maintenance to get everything in like-new condition before selling your boat.

 

  1. Record all Maintenance

 

Speaking of maintenance, now is the time to dig up all of your maintenance records and have them neatly in a file for the prospective buyer. Detailed logs of maintenance shows that you are a boat owner who cares about impeccable quality. Even if you have maintained your boat regularly, it’s a good idea to go ahead and get it serviced with our Buxton Marine service department to ensure all parts are in excellent working order.

  1. Boat Staging

 

Staging isn’t just for houses – it’s for boats too! If you’re selling a boat, you’ll want to show it in the best light possible in order to get top dollar. While your deep cleaning the boat, take all the contents out and then only put things back in that you’ll sell with the boat. Organize and stage those items so that everything looks pristine. Prospective buyers will notice.

 

  1. Trailer Condition Matters Too!

 

Don’t forget about the trailer! If your trailer is looking a little worn, it’s time to repaint, repair chipped paint, remove rust, get new tires, etc. to make that trailer shine as well.

 

After you’ve sold your current boat, visit us at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas and let us show you the latest 2019 Nautique models, along with gorgeous pre-owned models from Malibu, Mastercraft, Supre, Tige, and more. There’s a reason our customers come back again and again to Buxton Marine of Lewisville!

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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!

Beginner Waterskiing: How to Teach a Child to Water Ski

You’ve bought the boat, and now it’s time to get the whole family in on the action!

 

A great way to do this is by teaching your children how to water ski. Water skiing is fun, and a skill that can last a lifetime. Here are a few tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas on how to teach a child to water ski for the first time:

 

  1. Get the Right Gear

 

Step 1 to teaching beginner waterskiing is to get the right gear for your child. For the rope, get a standard 75 ft. rope, not a shorter one. Many people think beginners should be on shorter ropes, but this is just not the case, because the shorter the rope – the closer you are to the boat and choppier water. For the skis, you can purchase a toddler ski trainer for younger kids (normally up to age 6) or junior skis with a removable crossbar that holds the skis together until your child gains enough strength to keep the skis together and straight themselves.

 

  1. Teach the Fundamentals

 

Practice makes perfect when it comes to learning to water ski, and getting the feel for getting up out the water can be tough. When teaching beginner waterskiing, teach your child to sit crouched in the water with their legs slightly bent as if they are sitting back in the chair in the water. They should hold the rope firmly and allow the boat to gradually pull them up out of the water. One of the most common beginner waterskiing mistakes is to attempt to stand up too fast! Encourage crouching until they are fully upright and out of the water.

 

  1. Know How to Fall

 

Falling is a natural part of beginner waterskiing, and it’s important to teach your child how to do this properly. When they begin to fall, they should immediately let go of the rope and fall to the side for the safest landing.

 

If you’re looking for beginner waterskiing gear and want to teach your child how to waterski, then come by our Buxton Marine Pro Shop at both our Lake Lewisville and Cedar Creek Lake locations. Our pro shop is well stocked with water skis, life jackets, wakeboards, surfboards, ropes, tubes, and more.

How to Protect Your Boat from Zebra Mussels in Texas

Zebra mussels – a small muscle that is believed to have arrived in Texas from Asia in the 1980s – have quickly become an epidemic in Texas lakes.

These small creatures attach themselves to boats and trailers that are in an invested lake, and then hitch a ride to new locations to spread. One tiny mussel has the capability to produce up to 1 million larvae! As a foreign creature to Texas, they are destructive to the natural ecosystem, killing off aquatic life, wrecking havoc on our water supply, and even damaging your boat and trailer! Here a few ways Buxton Marine Lewisville recommends you can protect your boat and our Texas lakes from zebra mussels:

 

  1. Clean Everything

It may surprise you to know that if there is water trapped somewhere in your boat, the zebra mussels can live for days in it! This is why it’s imperative that everything gets cleaned after each and every trip to the lake: boat, gear, trailer, etc.

 

  1. Drain Everything

In addition to cleaning the boat thoroughly, it’s important that each place water is stored is properly drained. This includes the bait buckets, live wells, motor, and bilge. Be sure to drain everything before you ever leave the lake you are in as it’s Texas law.

 

  1. Dry Everything

It is recommended that your boat spend a week out of the water between lakes to ensure everything is fully dried out and no signs of zebra mussel life can remain active. Sometimes it’s just not possible to take that much time out of the water, in which case, use a pressure wash and hot, soapy water to get a thorough cleaning then dry to the best of your ability.

 

If you suspect zebra mussels have invested your boat or trailer and you don’t think you have removed them all, call Buxton Marine Lewisville and ask us about a high powered, high temperature pressure wash to completely cleanse your boat of zebra mussels and protect from future damage to your boat – and our Texas lakes. Lake Lewisville is known to have an epidemic of zebra mussels, so it’s imperative that you clean each and every time you visit the lake.

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!

It’s Not Too Late! RSVP for Demo Day at Long Cove Marina!

The weather in Texas is warming up, and we’re ready to get out on the water.

 

Can you see yourself in a beautiful new Nautique boat, cruising around the lake with your friends and family, enjoying wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and more?

If you answered yes, then you must join us at Buxton Marine’s newest location at Long Cove Marina for the first Demo Day of the season!

 

What is Demo Day?

No – this is not a Chip Gaines, Fixer Upper style Demo Day!

 

Demo Day at Buxton Marine means we bring a few of our hottest new boat models out to Long Cove Marina and let you give them a whirl! We will showcase the best 2017 models from Nautique, equipped with features that will blow your mind! You didn’t even know you needed these features until you see them in action! LINC Panoray system, redesigned helm, new G-Series Flight Control Tower, all new, fully customizable design options, and so much more.

 

In addition to test-driving our favorite Nautique boats, we’ll be serving burgers and brats all.day.long. It’s a family friendly event you won’t want to miss!

 

Where is Long Cove Marina?

Long Cove Marina is located at Cedar Creek Lake, just a short, one hour drive southeast of Dallas. As the 4th largest lake in Texas, Cedar Creek Lake offers all the amenities that a full-time or weekend boater could want! Opportunities abound for home ownership on the lake and turnkey marina service for weekend jaunts to the lake. Buxton Marine is excited to be a part of the Cedar Creek Lake community!

 

RSVP Today!

Spots are limited, so please give us a call today to RSVP and schedule your appointment to demo a new 2017 Nautique! Contact Michael@buxtonmarine.com to reserve your time.

 

Good times ahead!