Skip to main content

New Texas show debuts in October

Boatoberfest, the first of what are expected to be annual shows, will be held Oct. 24-27 on Clear Lake in Texas.

The festival will include a sale featuring boats in and out of the water and ranging in size from 15 to 70 feet.

Boats already booked into the show include the all-new Sabre, Back Cove and Hanse with JK3; the brand-new Jeanneau 50DS from Texas Coast Yachts; the new DeFever 50 with Jay Bettis & Co.; and the never-before-seen-in-Texas Mainship from HSH Yacht Sales, along with Beneteau’s Oceanis 37 and 41 from Sea Lake Yacht Sales.

Meyer Yacht Services will bring a brand-new category of fishing boat for Texas, the Ocean Skiff 27 by Ocean Master, and Suncoast Marine Works will show three new boats from the Renegade line.

In-water boats will be featured on the docks at the MarineMax Marina, and more than 100 vendors will display fishing and boating gear, technologies, products, services, accessories, gifts and apparel alongside boats on trailers, RVs and a selection of new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Trucks at Endeavour Marina.

Information is available by visiting or emailing



NMMA: Proposed Speed Rule an ‘Existential Threat’ to Industry

The association is calling on every marine brand, employee and boat owner to file public comment by Oct. 31 over a sweeping regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales.


Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

The boatbuilders have entered an agreement whereby Nimbus Group will retain exclusive rights to sell Axopar boats on the Swedish market.


Hurricane Ian Leaves Devastation in Florida

The storm left a wide swath of destruction, heavily impacting marine interests from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.


Email Is Your Ticket to Holiday Sales

Developing an effective email campaign can bolster sales and help fill winter coffers at your dealership.


NMRA Presents Annual Awards

Edson CEO Will Keene and ComMar Sales president Tim Conroy were recognized for their contributions to the marine industry.


DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.


EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

Pontoon builder Crest will use an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor and an E175 battery for its 2023 Current model.


Beneteau Reports Significant H122 Growth

The company reported that its revenue grew 8.6 percent and income increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2022.