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Boating Industry Floats Up with Lower Gas Prices

DFW Boat Expo Opens this Weekend at Market Hall

Dallas, 02/02/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/

The Great Recession and high oil prices hit the boat industry hard, knocking down sales. Now, with the cost of a gallon of gas cheaper than a gallon of milk, the boating industry is experiencing dynamic growth. North Texas is no exception, where record crowds are expected at Market Hall this weekend as the DFW Boat Expo opens.

“Extra money in boater’s pockets is good for business,” says Bron Beal, director of the DFW Boat Expo. “Lower gas prices have a direct impact on habits and the recreational choices people make. People usually have a certain amount of money budgeted for boating season. If lower gas prices afford them more time on the lake on that same budget, everyone wins.”

Tyler Choyke, General Manager of Lewisville’s Marine Max says, “The enthusiasm of our sales team for this Boat Show is overwhelming. In the past year, we have seen sales increase by 25% and expect 2016 to be no different. When the cost to fill a boat’s gas tank is fraction of what it was a few short years ago, you see more and more boaters on the water and those enthusiasts are also coming to us to see if it’s a good time to upgrade their boats.”

Lower gas prices are beneficial to more than just the recreational boater – it also has a direct impact on job creation and growth within the industry. National Marine Manufacturers Association President Thom Dammrich said in a statement, “Sales are up in most segments, and with larger boats on the move, it’s helping to lift the industry and support thousands of marine industry jobs nationwide – numerous people are employed when just one large boat or yacht is built, given how precise and vast these craft are, so when multiple boats are sold you can imagine the jobs this sustains.”

DFW Winter Boat Expo at Dallas Market Hall will have more than 650 all new 2016 boat and watercraft models on display and available for purchase from more than 20 North Texas boat dealers. The boat expo is produced by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas.





Friday, Feb. 5             3 – 9 p.m. *FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, Feb. 6         10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 7           10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 8          CLOSED

Tuesday, Feb. 9         CLOSED

Wednesday, Feb. 10   CLOSED

Thursday, Feb. 11      3 – 8 p.m. *FREE ADMISSION

Friday, Feb. 12           3 – 9 p.m. *FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, Feb. 13       10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14         10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Where: Dallas Market Hall

           2200 Stemmons Freeway

           Dallas, Texas 75207


Cost & Ticket Information:

           $12 Adults

           $6 Children (ages 5 – 13)

           Free (Children under 5)

           Tickets for the show are only available at the door

           Parking is free of charge


For more information about the DFW Boat Expo, go to Connect on Facebook – and Twitter – @dfwboatexpo.


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, Hurricane, Epic, Nautic Star, 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.




Media Contact

Dana Cobb


[email protected]

Social Media Tags:Boating Industry, DFW Boat Expo

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