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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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.

Spring Boating Checklist: It’s Time to Start Thinking about Summer

The days are warming up here in North Texas, and those beautiful, sunny days may have you itching to get out on the water in your beautiful Nautique!

 

Now’s the time to begin the process of getting your boat ready for the lake life! Follow these tips on our Buxton Marine Spring Boating Checklist to ensure you’re ready for good times ahead as soon as the water warms!

 

  1. Get a Tune Up

Just like anything with a motor, boats need maintenance and TLC to continue running in their best condition. As part of your spring boating checklist, if you do nothing else, we encourage you to bring your boat into Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas for a service check. Our team of expertly trained technicians will give your boat a thorough once over and make sure everything mechanical is ready for the season ahead.

 

  1. Assess Life Jackets

Take an inventory of your life jackets and make sure you still have the right kinds to meet the needs of your passengers. Was there a new baby born this past year? Or a kid who has grown into a larger size life jacket? Make these life jacket adjustments before the season starts.

 

  1. Buy New Gear

Here’s the fun part! Wakeboards, tubes, and ropes – oh my! What do you need to have fun on the lake this summer? Visit the Buxton Marine Pro Shop to see the latest in gear to create a memorable summer for all.

  1. Develop Your Float Plan

A float plan tells someone who is not on the lake with you what your itinerary for the day is and when you plan to return to land. While you obviously can’t supply a float plan now for every day out on the lake, go ahead and fill in pertinent info that will never change to use as a template throughout the summer.

 

  1. Set Goals

Have each member of your family begin thinking now about what they’d like to accomplish on the lake this summer as part of your spring boating checklist. Does your son want to learn a new wakeboard trick? Are you interested in learning to wakesurf? Set goals now and then work toward those goals throughout the summer. It’s fun to see what you’ve achieved by summer’s end!

 

If you’re considering buying a new boat before the season begins, give us a call at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas or Malakoff, Texas! Clients come to us from all over the country looking for the perfect ski boat, wakeboard boat, or wakesurf boat, and it’s because our honesty and integrity precedes us. Let us find you the perfect boat of your dreams – whether it’s a Nautique or something else!

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!

From our Lewisville Pro Shop: Best Watersports Accessories for 2018

Christmas gifts are barely unwrapped and you’re still cleaning up the mess – not to mention it’s been very cold in North Texas lately – but with a new year dawning, it’s hard not to fast forward and think about summer fun on the lake!

Here’s an idea: why not visit our Lewisville Pro Shop and get ready to take your boat out with brand new water toys and accessories the whole family will love?! Here’s a rundown of some of the best watersports accessories for 2018:

 

Aquaglide Airport Classic Towable Platform – Retail Appox. $350

We’ve all seen the party mats that are tied to docks as an extra place to chat and just hangout at the lake. Well, the Aquaglide Airport Classic Towable Platform is that, but better! Sure, you can use it as a regular party mat, but you can also tow it behind your boat with plenty of room for everyone. Options for accessories abound, and bonus, it makes a great island to sit on just about anywhere you’d like to anchor down.

 

Gladiator Versa – Retail Approx. $175

The Gladiator Versa is just that – versatile. We love that it can be used as a wakeboard, wakesurf board, kneeboard, and even a ski. Just adjust the foot straps around the board and you’re set! It’s the perfect water toy for adults and kids alike, of all different skill levels.

 

Liquid Force Trip 2018 – Retail Approx. $270

Have kids interested in learning to wakeboard? Purchase a Liquid Force Trip and you won’t be sorry! Many pros agree this is a great beginner board that can take you from your first day on the lake – and builds with you as your skills grow. It features a continuous rocker, removable center fin, and a variable edge rail for smooth transitions.

 

These are just a few of our favorite new watersports accessories for 2018! Come into the Buxton Marine Lewisville Pro Shop today to see the industry’s best wakeboards, surfboards, skis, tubes, and so much more! We are the best boat dealer in North Texas!

3 Reasons Buying a Pre-Owned Boat Might Save You Money

Is a boat at the top of your holiday wish list?

 

If so, now is a good time to begin your search for the perfect wakeboard, wakesurf, or ski boat! While Buxton Marine specializes in beautiful new Nautique boats, we also have a wide selection of pre-owned boats in Dallas, Texas from Nautique, Mastercraft, Tige, Supra, and more. Before you buy, consider the reasons buying pre-owned might just save you money:

 

Same Features. Lower Prices.

Think of it like buying a new or pre-owned vehicle. Sure, this year’s model is the latest and greatest, but last year’s model might also have all the same bells and whistles, just at a lower cost. Even better, that model from last year might have after market customizations that raise its value – and again – you might be able to get all of that for less that the cost of a new one.

 

Extras Galore.

Not only might a pre-owned boat have after-market customizations that would cost a fortune to add, they might also have extras included like life jackets, emergency equipment, flags, flares, and more. Add up every item that comes with the boat and assign a cost to it to determine how much more you would have to spend with a new boat to get the same amenities.

 

Check Maintenance Records.

Just because a boat is X amount of years old doesn’t mean all of the components are that old! Ask to see the maintenance records if possible to see if any of the components are new or in like-new condition from a recent replacement. It’s like getting a new Dallas boat for less!

 

If you are considering a pre-owned boat, then give us a call at Buxton Marine today! Our knowledgeable sales staff has a large inventory of boats, and if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can find it! We are experts in wakeboard boats in Texas and we can’t wait to help you find the boat of your dreams.

 

Good times ahead!

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!

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.

Which Model is the Best Nautique Boat for Me? – Buxton Marine Lewisville

At Buxton Marine – the #1 Nautique dealer in the world and the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas, we are often asked which Nautique model is the best Nautique boat.

And the answer – it depends.

Each boater has their own needs, and that’s why Buxton Marine offers a wide selection of Nautique models to suit your specific wakeboard, wakesurf, ski, and joy riding needs. Here’s a rundown on a few of the best Nautique boat models available:

 

Super Air Nautique 210

The 2017 Nautique 210 is the perfect boat for those who love a modern approach to the traditional. This model has evolved over the years, and as you still see the original lines and features Nautique owners have grown to love, you also see an innovative approach to making a gorgeous boat. While the Nautique 210 is beautiful, it’s also powerful and chock-full of features! It’s the perfect, well-rounded boat for wakesurfing and wakeboarding in Texas.

 

Super Air Nautique 230

The Super Air Nautique 230 is the best Nautique boat for those looking to pack a huge party on board! With 15 seats available, there is plenty of room to watch watersports or just cruise around the lake with your friends. And with features like the Nautique Surf System, Nautique Surf Select, and a fabulous JL Audio system, you’ll fall in love with the Super Air Nautique 230.

 

Super Air Nautique GS20

Want a boat that can do it all?! Then the best Nautique boat for you is the brand-new 2017 Super Air Nautique GS20! It combines the best of all the Nautique boats into a 20’ masterpiece! All the bells and whistles and a seamless ability to transition between wakesurf, wakeboard, and ski activities make this boat one of the best on the market.

These are just 3 of our favorite Nautique models available at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas. Ready to find out which model is the best Nautique boat for you? Come in and see us at the best boat dealer in Lewisville, Texas – Buxton Marine!

Buyer’s Guide: What you Need to Know about Compression Tests – Buxton Marine

The summer boating season may be over, but that won’t stop you from checking out all the great new and pre-owned boat deals at Buxton Marine! Buxton Marine always stocks a huge selection of Nautique, but you will also find awesome pre-owned models from MasterCraft, Malibu, and more as well.

 

When boat buyers come into Buxton Marine, they frequently ask us about a compression test before purchasing a pre-owned boat, so we wanted to offer you a little insight into what a compression test can and cannot do for you.

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What is a Compression Test?

A compression test is used to gauge a boat’s engine health. The test shows how well an engine can compress fuel and air in the engine cylinder. While this test is helpful to determine how well a boat will run in the future, it is not the end-all-be-all for diagnosing a boat engine’s health.

 

What a Compression Test Cannot Do

The primary function of a compression test is to help determine why an engine is not performing well, and not so much what it can do in the future. It’s like using blood pressure as the sole indicator on whether or not you are healthy. It’s helpful – but doesn’t paint a complete picture for someone looking to buy a pre-owned boat in Texas.

 

Compression Test vs. Water Trial

The best way to get an accurate feel for the boat’s performance is to take it out on the water. Pay close attention to the idle, acceleration speed, shifting abilities, and wide open throttle (WOT) for extended periods of time. Check all the bell and whistles. Buxton Marine does not recommend buying a used boat unless you have undergone a full water trial, along with performing a compression test, spark check, and full inspection.

 

Ready to buy a used boat in Texas? Stop into Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas for more boat buying tips and a chance to see some gorgeous boats that could be yours today!

 

Good times ahead!