Texas trade groups honor state legislators

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Boating Trades Association of Texas and Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston will present the 2013 Lone Star Awards for Legislative Excellence to state Sen. John Carona and state Rep. Dan Flynn for legislative efforts on behalf of Texas recreational boating.

The Republican lawmakers effectively sponsored and passed legislation modernizing the sale and financing of recreational boats. The legislation improves business transparency, customer convenience and consumer protection, the groups say.

The awards will be presented Dec. 11 at the Houston area trade group’s annual banquet in Houston.

“We are extremely grateful for the leadership and vision of Rep. Flynn and Sen. Carona and their steadfast commitment to enhancing outdoor recreation in Texas,” Houston area trade group president Ken Lovell said in a statement.

“Their efforts this session enable Texas dealers to continue improving transactional services in the sale of recreational boats, which in turn facilitates access to our state’s abundant lakes and waters,” he said.

“We also appreciate Gov. [Rick] Perry, Lt. Gov. [David] Dewhurst and [House] Speaker [Joe] Straus for their foresight on this issue and their efforts to keep Texas a great place for small businesses to prosper and grow.”

Related

Tommy’s Slalom Shop Adds Dealer

Boulder Boats has locations in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Mercury and Crownline Make Supply Pact

Under the agreement, Mercury will be the exclusive outboard and sterndrive supplier for the boatbuilder.

Sea Tow Makes Executive Appointment

Thomas Spina, who has more than 25 years of maritime experience in a variety of roles, was named vice president of franchise operations.

Quick Hits: January 15, 2021

IBEX seeks proposals for session topics; Sensible Yacht Cordage changes hands

Godfrey Marine to Host Virtual Showcase

The event is to take place Jan. 23 and will include Godfrey pontoons and Hurricane deckboats.

Boat Shows Throttling Up

2021 is bringing a new paradigm to the winter boat show season.

Correct Craft Plans Expansions

The moves will allow additional growth for Nautique, Supreme, Ingenity and Watershed Innovation.