Skip to main content

Houston show opens Friday

The Houston Boat, Sport and Travel Show will begin Friday with sold-out floor space and more than 1,000 boats on display.

Vendors were upbeat Monday during the setup at the show.

Dave Foulkrod, of Nautic Global Group, told KHOU News that builders and dealers were “in an early scramble this year.”

“We're all here running during the holidays to get the boat show set up. Floor space is 100 percent sold out,” Foulkrod told the station.

"Texas employment, the Texas economy has been growing," Foulkrod said. "We have consumers with some disposable income here wanting to enjoy themselves."

Local vendors say sales were strong this fall and they expect them to get even stronger once the show starts at 1 p.m. Friday.

"This show really sets the tone for our year," Foulkrod said. "We'll generally get a lot of business from this show and set deliveries for the next month."



Industry Mourns Cruisers Yachts Owner

K.C. Stock, who was 84, was known for his “commitment to the employees at Cruisers Yachts.”


Grand Banks Purchases Florida Property

The parcel, which is opposite the company’s Stuart yard, has berths for up to nine boats and will increase service capabilities.


Limestone Boat Co. Posts Q3 Results

Unit production was down compared with the second quarter, and revenues decreased 33%.


Yamaha Dealers Now Carry Siren Systems

Siren Marine’s “Connected Boat” technology can be purchased and installed at more than 2,100 Yamaha outboard dealers.


Northpoint Expands Marine Presence

Northpoint Commercial Finance has partnered with Elite Recreational Finance to offer retail financing.


BRP Reports 71% Increase in Q3 Revenues

The Sea-Doo manufacturer had total revenue of $2.7 billion, but North American marine retail sales were down 47%.


Airmar Announces Training Dates

Certified Installer and SmartBoat system classes are being held this month in New Jersey and next year in New Hampshire.


The Survey Says …

Surveying customers to find out what they think about your business has never been more important.


Marine Development Inc. Changes Hands

Mick Webber, the former president/CEO and owner of HydroHoist, has purchased the company from its founders.