Rainy june means sunny outlook for summer boat show

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:13 pm

Rainy june means sunny outlook for summer boat show

By Community Reports

Houston Community Newspapers

The nation’s boat shows are often viewed as an economic indicator for the simple reason that when the economy is good, people have more disposable income, and they buy boats.

In Texas, drought conditions also impact boat sales, and the Houston boat dealers and exhibitors at the 27th Annual Houston Summer Boat Show — opening today at NRG Center — say local rainfall has been plentiful, and that translates into predicted healthy sales.

Houston Boat Show President Ken Lovell says, “While some Texas lakes are still below level, lakes in this region of the state are back where they should be. At the same time, Houston area boaters have so many choices – not only are there lakes within an hour of downtown, there are also bayous, rivers, the bay and the gulf. We are truly a one-of-a-kind city for recreational boaters.”

The Houston Summer Boat Show features the latest in nearly every type of recreational vessel—from pontoon and fishing boats to ski/wakeboarding boats and kayaks. More than 100 exhibits offer fishing gear, water sports accessories, electronics for boating, patio furniture, vacation getaways, clothing and jewelry.

In addition to the impressive display of boats, the Houston Summer Boat Show will have plenty of family-friendly activities, including the Bass Tub, a popular live fishing demonstration; Fish-O-Rama, a Boat Show tradition and a great way to catch a rainbow trout; Bubble Runners, a giant hamster ball for kids; and so much more for both adults and the littlest of boaters.

Show hours for the 2014 Houston Summer Boat Show are:

Today – Friday, June 18 — 20, 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 22, 11:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 6-12. Kids 5 and under are free. Only cash will be accepted at the ticket windows. The onsite ticket windows will open 30 minutes prior to show opening and close 30 minutes prior to show closing. Onsite parking at NRG Center is $10.00 per day. The first 50 children to enter the Houston Summer Boat Show each day will receive a free rod and reel.

For more information, go to the Houston Boat Show website at http://www.houstonboatshow.com/.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:13 pm.

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