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Boat Shows Are a Leading Indicator of Strength of Overall Boating Industry

Last updated Wednesday, June 3, 2015 12:29 ET

New Boat Sales Ride a Rising Tide at D/FW Boat Expo

Dallas , United States, 06/03/2015 / SubmitMyPR /

According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), boat shows, such as the DFW Summer Boat Expo, are one of the top sales venues for the boat industry and often serve as a barometer for future sales habits and buying trends. The U.S. recreational boating industry estimated that there will be a 12-13 percent increase in sales of new powerboats from 2013-2015. This is the industry’s third consecutive year of steady growth coming out of the recession.

Thom Dammrich, NMMA president says, “We’re seeing boat dealers and manufacturers increase their space at boat shows around the U.S., signaling their anticipation of a strong boat show buying season. We expect all boat segments to see growth at boat shows—from personal watercraft to small family runabouts to fishing boats and large cruising boats—especially with the variety of exciting new boats being offered and as more people turn to boating in an improving economy.”

All types of new boats, from small fishing boats to luxury yachts, will be unveiled at boat shows across North America and here in North Texas as the summer launches.

“At the 2015 DFW Summer Boat Expo, marine manufacturers will unveil their latest boats, engines and marine accessories,” says Bron Beal, director of the DFW Boat Expo. “Boat dealers will be offering incentives on 2015 models to make room for 2016 models. At this year’s show, buyers can expect a surge of new boats and marine accessories along with a focus on smaller boats that start at lower price points.”

The 2015 DFW Summer Boat Expo, featuring more than 450 boat and watercraft models from over 20 North Texas boat dealers, is offering free admission to women and children after 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays both weekends.

Visit the expo at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207. Parking is free. Dates and hours are:

Friday, July 10, 3 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m – 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, July 17, 3 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m – 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets for the show are only available at the door:
          $12 Adult

          $6 Children (ages 5 – 13)

          Free (Children under 5)

Friday July 10 and July 17 are FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!

Boating Brands Represented:

Bennington, Regal, Yamaha, South Bay, Four Winns, Triton, Glastron, Blue Wave, Berkshire Pontoons, Xpress Boats, Sea Hunt, Xcursion, Cobalt Boats, Starcraft, Supra, Moomba, Chaparral, Cruisers Yachts, G3 Boats, Southwind, Skeeter, Nautic Star, Rinker, Hurricane, Sweetwater/Godfrey, Aqua Patio, San Pan, Polar Craft, Malibu, Axis, Correct Craft/Nautique, Legend Boats, Sportsman, Sun Chaser, Avalon, Caravelle, Epic, Clearwater, Veranda, Supreme, Sylvan, Monterey, Crest, Sea Fox, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Harris Flote Bote, Bayliner, Meridian, Grady White, and more,


About The United Boat Dealers of North Texas

The United Boat Dealers of North Texas produces boat shows to support the boating and marine industry in the greater North Texas area; bring together people with a common interest in boating; promote, further and encourage boating through education and outreach programs; and provide exhibitors with a fair and equal opportunity to conduct business with the general public.

For more information about the DFW Summer Boat Expo, go to www.dallasboatexpo.com. Connect on Facebook – www.facebook.com/dfwboatexpo and Twitter – @dfwboatexpo.


Passes for Media are available for any of the dates of the DFW Boat Expo.


Media Contact:

Dana Cobb

TrizCom Inc.

Office: 972-247-1369

Mobile: 972-955-9747

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