Fort Worth, 03/03/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/
For the first time since 2008, the Fort Worth Boat Expo returns to Amon G. Carter -William Rogers Exhibit Hall, and after several years of sales gains, powerboats are leading the pack in popularity. With hundreds of powerboats on display from March 17-20, attendees are able to see the newest, fastest and most innovative powerboats in the current supply.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is predicting that new powerboat unit sales will be at pre-recession levels as early as this year.
“A steadily improving economy and flurry of product innovation have boosted new powerboat sales, which is encouraging to see we head into the winter boat show season, one of the busiest selling periods of the year,” National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President Thom Dammrich said in a statement. “We anticipate 6 to 8 percent growth in 2016, which would take total new powerboat sales back to pre-recession levels of 250,000 units.”
Bron Beal, Executive Director of the Fort Worth Boat Expo, agrees that increased sales in powerboat and other segments, including the larger boats, has helped the boating industry overall and here in Dallas-Fort Worth. “We expect this season to be one of our busiest, and that means more jobs locally and nationwide. Each boat sold means higher employment. When you multiply those sales, it has a tangible lift in the industry.”
The Expo will have hundreds of all-new 2016 boat and watercraft models on display including the most elite bands of luxury pontoons, jet boats and sport boats in the industry. These boats are available for purchase from over 20 North Texas boat dealers.
Local Dealers include:
- Eagle Marine: Fort Worth
- Texas Motorcraft: Fort Worth
- Carey and Sons Marine: Granbury
- Fun-n-Sun Boats: Euless, Hurst
- Freedom Powersports: Hurst
- North Texas Marine: Fort Worth
Thursday, March 17 3-8 p.m. (Free Admission)
Friday, March 18 3-8 p.m. (Free Admission)
Saturday, March 19 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall
3400 Burnett Tandy Dr.
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Cost & Ticket Information:
Children 16 and under are FREE
Tickets for the show are only available at the door
Parking is free of charge
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, Xpress Boats, Skeeter, Supreme, Starcraft, 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.
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