Skip to main content

Houston show returns next week

The Houston Summer Boat Show will take place June 22-26 at the NRG Center.

The Houston Summer Boat Show will take place June 22-26 at the NRG Center.

Organizers said visitors will find vessels that include fishing boats, cruisers, runabouts, center consoles, pontoons, kayaks and wakeboard boats.

There also will be as many as 100 exhibits showcasing fishing gear, water sports accessories, electronics for boating, patio furniture, vacation getaways, and clothing and jewelry.

“While longtime avid boaters know that we offer the best in boating with incredible deals on new boats and accessories, newcomers will be pleasantly surprised by the numerous family-friendly activities and opportunities to explore fun, new boats and boating and fishing technology,” boat show president Ken Lovell said in a statement.

Returning to the show is the Bass Tub, a 4,000-gallon, 18-wheeler-sized fish tank filled with live bass for fishing demonstrations. Children can catch a rainbow trout at Fish-O-Rama. Organizers said the first 50 chldren’s tickets sold at the ticket windows every day will come with a free rod-and-reel combo.

“The 2016 Houston Summer Boat Show will Rock the Boat,” said Texas country singer Roger Creager, who will return as a celebrity spokesman.

Related

BOB-CONFERENCE

MMTA Sets Date for Conference

The educational Business of Boating Conference will be held in Foxboro, Mass., with in-person and remote attendance options.

AKZONOBEL

AkzoNobel Nominates Board Member

Ben Noteboom is expected to be elected as chair to replace outgoing officer.

MARINE-MARKETERS

Neptune Awards Adds Category

“Boat Show Marketing” will recognize promotional efforts for shows, and entries will be accepted until Dec. 18.

WOMEN-SAILING

Sailing Convention for Women Returns

Postponed during Covid, the event will include on-water training, networking opportunities and workshops.

Norm

MBIA Names Board Members

The Michigan Boating Industries Association elected four new directors and named the officers who will serve next year. Also, the 2023 schedule for “Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!” is taking shape.

CL.YACHTS

CL Yachts Expands Dealer Network

The Hong Kong-based builder added retail locations in Australia, Dubai, Singapore and Macau.

LEGEND.BOAT.FIX

Legend Boats Partners With Boat Fix

The Canadian builder will offer the telematics system, which provides tracking, monitoring and 24-7 service, on new models starting next year.

MARINEMAX

MarineMax Establishes Technology Division

The company’s Boatyard and Boatzon units will operate under the new entity, New Wave Innovations.

SUNTEX

Suntex Purchases New Jersey Facility

Green Cove Marina in Brick is the company’s latest acquisition on the Jersey Shore, joining Channel Club Marina and Key Harbor Marina.