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Texas Marine ranked #19 Top Dealer in Nation!

Texas Marine ranked #19 of Top 100 Dealerships in North America

The Boating Industry Magazine announced the 2016 Top 100 dealers in the nation at a black tie gala event on December 8 in Orlando, Florida. “From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations – these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. He then explained, “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a great customer experience.”

The exciting news is that Texas Marine was named #19 out of all the Top Dealers in North America. All 3 of Texas Marine locations were included in this award rank. The Top 100 is the only independent ranking of dealerships across North America. This list recognizes unsurpassed business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more, in order to rank the best dealerships across North America. Boating Industry Magazine has been ranking the Top 100 Dealerships since 2005.

Texas Marine had been named in the Top 100 Dealers in the nation for years now. This time they have made it into the Top 20 and intend to stay there!

To read full article click here: http://boatingindustry.com/top-100/top-100-dealers/

A Work of Art—MB Sports Boats

Texas Marine recently added MB Sports boats to their new boat lineup of incredible brands they are offering the public. These incredible boats are built by legendary boat builder Mike Brendel. He is a 2nd generation boat builder with over 50 years of manufacturing experience. Mike deeply believes that boat making is a work of art and MB SMS Boat Build 1ports company is developed around that philosophy. When you look at a MB Sports brochure you will see nothing but sincerity. Mike does not have aspirations to be the largest boat builder. He desires a for MB Sports boat to be a well-crafted work of art. Beginning with the original concept to the final production. There are many things that cannot be copied or faked, like in a mass production environment. The website itself is built to allows for a custom build to fits final delivery. The process incorporates the MB owner from beginning to end.

For 35 years Texas Marine has brought Texas and Louisiana the highest quality boats on the 3 smarket. Texas Marine is a family owned and operated marine dealerships, with 3 locations. They are a top 100 Award winner for over 10 years. It is also the winner of the Better Business Bureau of S.E. Texas Torch Award for marketplace ethics. Texas Marine is one of the top 10 dealer in the nation for all of the brands they carry. They are looking forward to making MB Sports the leader in ski tow boat sales for our region. Texas Marine is focused on customer relationships and their standing as a Marine Industry Certified Dealership, which has helped then to attain top CSI scores with the exceptional boat lines they represent.

The unique partnership between Texas Marine and MB Sports combines the strength of a locally owned and operated dealership and a family owned and operated boat manufacturer. This partnership has uniquely positioned Texas Marine to provide boat manufacturer. This partnership has uniquely positioned Texas Marine to provide personalized boating experiences to those looking for a ski tow boat. Boat buyers will be able to experience the personal touch by dealing with 2 family run businesses, rather than the “just take a number” approach of buying from a corporate retailer center.b52-23-studio

The 1st MB Sports boats just arrived so stop by one of our 3 convenient locations in Conroe, Beaumont and Clear Lake to check out one of these masterpieces! If you are in the market for the finest quality boats in the world look to Texas marine with Avalon, Chaparral, NauticStar, Shoalwater, Vortex, Yamaha Jet Boats and now MB Sports boats. For more information go to TexasMarine.com

Vortex Wins 2015 Innovation Awards

CHAPARRAL VORTEX JET BOATS WIN NMMA INNOVATION AWARD 

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 

Nashville, GA – Chaparral’s new Vortex Aerial Surf Platform (ASP) has been awarded the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award. The award was announced February 12, 2015 at the Miami International Boat Show.

 243 Vortex“Our new Vortex jet boats are revolutionizing the jet boat world,” said Chaparral President Jim Lane. “Interest in wake surfing is increasing as a water sport. The ASP and this award verify that you can enjoy the sport of wake surfing with all the benefits of jet drive at a fraction of the cost of traditional surf boats.” According to Mike Fafard, VP of Engineering, “It was exciting to work on the ASP project with my design team.  We understood the challenge of pioneering a wake with jet power.  The results were best described by the professional riders who were amazed at the exceptional surf wake.” The new Aerial Surf Platform is an addition to the molded swim step, reshaping the wake and making it deeper and more conducive to the rapidly growing sport of wake surfing

“When it comes to overall performance and family fun it’s tough to beat a Vortex,” said Chaparral Founder Buck Pegg. “Our new wake shaping Aerial Surf Platform is truly breakthrough technology that will prove a game changer in watersports.” 

The Innovation Awards, organized by the NMMA and judged by Boating Writer’s International (BWI), recognizes products that best meet the following criteria: innovative distinction fromInnovation Trophy other products currently being manufactured; benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; practicality; cost-effectiveness; and availability to the consumer within 60 days of award receipt.

This marks Chaparral’s second NMMA Innovation Award, following on the heels of recognition for the 327 SSX as the world’s first bowrider full beam cuddy cabin. 

Available at No Haggle, Real Deal prices including a trailer, Chaparral’s Vortex jet boats include six offerings from 20- to 24-feet. The just introduced Aerial Surf Platform addition, along with a three tank ballast system, is available as optional equipment on Chaparral’s 223 and 243 VR and VRX Vortex jet boat models.

 About Chaparral Boats, Inc & Robalo Boats LLC. Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC are leading manufacturers of fiberglass boats under two brand names: sterndrive, jet and outboard pleasure boats by Chaparral, including H2O Sport and Fish & Ski Boats, SSi and SSX Sportboats, Sunesta Sportdecks, Xtreme Towboats, Signature Cruisers and Vortex Jet Boats, SunCoast Outboard Sportdecks, and outboard sport fishing boats by Robalo.

 Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats are subsidiaries of Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX).  For more information about Marine Products Corporation, Chaparral, and Robalo visit our websites at www.marineproductscorp.com, www.chaparralboats.com, and www.robalo.com.

Congrats to Chamber Business of the Month-Texas Marine

The staff of Texas Marine was surprised by the Chamber for being chosen as
ZChamberthe Chamber Business of the Month!

They received a gift basket donated by
American Personnel & Temps, cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes, and an Office
Party at The Grill by Arfeen, Smith & Payne! You will be able to learn more
about their business in the upcoming issue of the Beaumont Business Journal. Thank you to Texas Marine for being an outstanding business partner! Once again, Congrats to Chamber Business of the Month-Texas Marine

 

Congratulations on 50th Anniversary to Chaparral & Robalo

Congratulations on 50th Anniversary to Chaparral & Robalo

One of the top boat brands in the nation, Chaparral & Robalo are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Congratulations from the Texas Marine Team! Texas Marine has known the Founders for 40 of their 50 years in business, watching them grow to the impressive company they are today.

Nearly 600 employees attended this week’s anniversary event at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in the Florida Keys. The company was originally founded in South Florida in 1965, moving to Nashville in 1976. The anniversary event was a celebration worthy of 50 successful years in the industry. Also in attendance were over 50 Georgia, Nashville and Berrien County officials, along with Governor Deal of Georgia. Chaparral’s cutting edge technology and steady stream of award-winning boats designs have driven them to the front of the pack for over half a century. Their numbers truly tell the story and the company has one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry.

Chaparral’s President Jim Lane opened up the event, a long time friend of the Texas Marine dealerships. Jim stated, “ I can’t think of a more appropriate way to launch our 50th Anniversary celebration than having Governor Deal address the employees at Chaparral and Robalo Boats. City, county and state officials have played a key role in supporting our company and we’re proud of the partnership we’ve created.”

Founder, Buck Pegg, chimed in “When the decision was made to move Chaparral to Nashville, Georgia, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The work ethic and talent here is second to none. We have numerous employees that have been with the company 30 or more years.”

Governor Deal praised the company because of their many civic contributions, as well as, the perseverance it took to accomplish 50 years in business under the original management. Running a 1.2 million sq. ft manufacturing facility, which has a 125 million dollar impact on the local economy is a huge accomplishment. Chaparral also announced its plans to expand its manufacturing plant once again.

We again want to extend our hearty congratulations to the entire Chaparral & Robalo group. Texas Marine has sold Chaparral for almost as long as the company has been in existence. As Texas Marine management recently said “They are a leader in the marine industry worldwide but through the years they have become like family to us.”

Article Submitted by: Donna Chance

 

2014 Freshwater Fishing Tournament: Beaumont Police Benefit Association

Everyone is invited to enter the BPBA Bass Tournament. It will be held at Fin & Feather Lake Resort on Toledo Bend in Hemphill, Texas. Don’t worry about the family; this resort has plenty of room for them to hang out, while you’re fishing. It has R/V sites, cabins, triplexes and motel rooms on the property. There is also a gameroom, store, laundromat and pool. All rooms have free wireless internet available. Call now to reserve your rooms before they are all gone. For Resort information click here: Fin & Feather (409) 579-2056

The tournament will begin Saturday, March 15th. However, Friday the 14th at 6:00 pm will be the official Kick-off!! There will be a large covered pavilion next to the main boat launch. Food and drinks will be available for purchase both days. Team members & guest will have a chance to win door prizes and raffle items, during the event.

The tournament will begin Saturday morning at 6:00 am with the fishing time ending sharply at 3:00 pm. That is 9 hours of heavy-duty fishing. Entry fee for this year’s tournament will be $130.00 per team, $10.00 for Big Bass and $10.00 for child’s division Big Bass. Entry fees include a complimentary BBQ dinner on the evening after the tournament and a chance to win a nice door prize or two. Dinners will be available to purchase for guest. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top Anglers of the tournament.

For Rules and Regulations with entry form contact below:

Contacts:
For further inquires on the tournament, email Jerry LaChance: jlachance@ci.beaumont.tx.us
To donate door prize, raffle item or sponsor email Kane Dean: kdean@ci.beaumont.tx.us

Committee Members:
Jerry LaChance: Tournament Director: jlachance@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Jerry Jackson: BPBA President: jjackson@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Ricky Anderson: randerson@ci.beaumont.tx.us

Merry Christmas & Happy New Years

“Merry Christmas & Happy New Years”

Its that time of year once again;
the decorations come out of hiding and the trees go up!

Main BlogChristmas is a special time for all of us to remember what is close to our hearts. The Texas Marine Team would like to wish all our customers a wonderful Christmas season, along with the happiest of New Years. May your days be bright and filled with celebration as you go into this glorious season.

We wish to thank our customers and community for the privilege Blog 3of doing business here in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. We apBlog 2preciate each and every one of you. Texas Marine is blessed to have a wonderful dedicated team, to serve your boating needs.

We will be closing December 15th – January 2nd to give our team some well deserved time to spend with family and friends and to prepare for the coming year.

May peace, joy, hope and happiness be yours this Christmas Season along with a very prosperous New YeaBlog 4r! We desire that the warmth and love, which surrounds this time of year, find its way into your home and heart.  As the angels proclaimed so long ago…

 “Let there be Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Men”

Texas Marine

 

 

Texas Marine’s Destination Series: Lake Conroe

Lake ConroeThe bulk of this 21,000-acre reservoir is in unincorporated Montgomery County, two hours northwest of Beaumont. It’s named Lake Conroe because of its proximity to the nearby town of Conroe. Developed in 1973, after a terrible seven-year drought Houston had just survived, it was a joint venture between them and the local area. It was to be a water supply reservoir for Houston and a recreational lake for the locals. To that end, it has tremendously benefited both partners. The San Jacinto River Authority is the keeper of the lake and their site tells you all the conditions going on with the it daily. The website is regularly updated with current lake levels, wind direction, weather and temperature…more. The Lake Conroe area offers more than just boating too. The area is also home to the large Lake Conroe Outlet Mall and nearby lies the award winning shopping-mecca and planned development “The Woodlands“. You will always be running to catch up at this entertaining Lake resort destination.

Lake Conroe is a wildly popular recreation lake for water-skiers, sport boat enthusiasts, yachtsman, fisherman and even sail boaters. Your luxury Texas Marine 2013 Avalon Deco Series Ambassador Elite 25′ will feel right at home as you cruise around the numerous lakeside restaurants enjoying the live music. There are over a dozen marinas from which to fuel up and launch your Texas Marine 2014 Yamaha SX240. There are no shortages of places to stay at on the lake either. A huge variety of options dot the shoreline for lodging, from timeshares to lakesidSouthern Empress (Custom)e resorts. Some resorts make it possible for you to pull your boat up to the dock and walk into your hotel room or cabin. One of the newer resorts under construction is Fisherman Cove Lakeside Resort in Montgomery. It will have a swimming beach, playground with horseshoes, volleyball and gazebo, waterfront hotel and cabins with decks, 3100 sq. ft Clubhouse, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, miniature golf, bait shop, store, private boats slips, jet-ski rentals and so much more. If an amazing dinner experience is what you seek then take a dinner cruise on the “Southern Empress” paddle wheeler. Its a gorgeous fully restored triple-decker ship which serves dinner in the dining area mixed with great entertainment while cruising around the lake at sunset. This lake should be your ultimate destination spot for all things fun, an excellent choice for a family getaway.

Stow Away Marina Tourney (Custom)If fishing is your thing than you’ve come to the right place with Lake Conroe. Many Texas Marine customers make this their first stop after purchasing their extremely versatile 2013 Chaparral H20 18 Ski & Fish from Texas Marine. This lake is fairly competitive with other big tournament lakes, such as Rayburn or Toledo Bend. The fish on this lake can be just as formidable also. For example, the 2011 Stow-a-Way Marina tournament winners brought in a 45 lb catch, with just 5 mega fish, to win the contest. The lake record for Largemouth Bass is almost 16 lbs. This lake has anything you could ever desire in a destination. Come by Texas Marine today and lets get you going!

 

 

Texas Marine Parts & Products

Startron (Custom)STARTRON: Fuel Additive

Enzyme Treatment

With all the issues that come along with using Ethanol today STARTRON is not just a good idea, its almost a requirement.

 

The 4 main problems Ethanol causes are:

· Debris in Fuel
· Excessive Water in the Fuel and Phase Separation
· Ethanol Fuels Break Down Quickly
· Ethanol causes lost Power, Performance and Decreased Fuel Economy

STARTRON addresses all these and more. Ethanol is a powerful solvent and it strips away build up and disperses it back into the engines fuel. STARTRON enzymes breakdown debris into sub-micron sized particles that your engine can easily burn away.

Ethanol also attracts moisture, which forms an ethanol/water solution. It then mixes into your engines gasoline. It is usually somewhere around .5% water which is being held in suspension within your fuel. When the fuel cools significantly the mixture drops out of suspension to the bottom of your tank diluting the fuels octane. STARTRON reduces the molecular cluster size greatly, allowing the moisture to be disbursed throughout the fuel in sub-micron droplets which are safely eliminated.

Ethanol fuel breaks down over a short period of time. As ethanol evaporates the fuel loses octane and becomes stale causing hard starts, pinging and knocking. This can rob our engine of its much-needed power and cause damage. STARTRON is a powerful fuel stabilizer helping to prevent the fuel from breaking down for up to two years. It improves octane levels in stale, sub-standard or non-spec fuel. It can many times rejuvenate stale fuel restoring it to serviceable condition. This will prevent the engine hard starts, pinging and knocking plus keep power at peak performance.

STARTRON enzyme formula breaks down large clusters of fuel molecules creating more surface area. It allows additional oxygen to react during combustion resulting in a more complete burn of fuel. This improves fuel economy, engine power, throttles response and reduces toxic emissions. It will also remove carbon deposits keeping your engine clean. STAR TRON is the answer to all your ethanol problems. Come by Texas Marine and get yours today!!!

Destination Series: Sabine Basin

Nasa Image of Sabine (Custom)This historically coveted river has served as an international boundary for Spain, France, the United States, Mexico and the Republic of Texas (until it became a state in 1845). It currently serves as the border between Texas and Louisiana. Entire wars have even been fought over its territory. The first recorded mention of this infamous river was a 1721 map by Damon Ramon, who named it the Río de Sabinas. This was a Spanish word meaning Cypress, for the numerous Bald Cypresses along its banks, so it was dubbed the “Cypress River.”

SE Texas and SW Louisanna dominate the top 10 cities with the most yearly rainfall in the lower 48 states. The result is that the Sabine River Basin discharges the largest volume of water in Texas, a state blessed with thousands of rivers and tributaries. The Sabine River is 553 miles and drains an area of almost 10,000 acres. It all empties into SSabine River Basin Evening (Custom)abine Lake, an estuary of the Gulf of Mexico. According to TPWD, Sabine Lake has more nursery marsh in it than the entire Galveston Bay Complex. It is a prime fishing destination spot for many of our Texas Marine customers. The keepers of this large estuary is the Sabine River Authority and anything you could ever want to know about the Sabine Basin is on Sabine River Authority Website. The site also has a comprehensive list of the areas various boat ramps from which you can launch your new Texas Marine boat purchase. The Sabine is an area still largely mysterious in nature, rugged in terrain and misunderstood by many. All in all, the perfect place for hunting, fishing and adventure. 

There are plenty of stories about life on the Sabine that would grab the attention of even the most hardcore outdoor enthusiasts. The next time your on the river think about this one; it
 comes from deep inside the Sabine Sabine bottomsRiver Bottoms. It was the Spring of 2004, when an early morning hunter spotted an unknown creature hiding behind a clump of trees waiting to kill some nearby hogs. He was up in a tree stand using a rifle and spotted it in his scope. He said “I noticed movement to my right about 80 yards out. Putting my riflescope on 9 power I could make out the side of something’s face. It was about 8 foot tall, dark, covered with hair and slowly moving its head around looking in the direction of the hogs…at this time I was quite afraid but tried to keep my scope on it…more. If that isn’t enough to peak your curiosity then here is another account of what is being called the “Sabine Thing” by local outdoor expert, Chester Moore…more.

A great read about the Sabine is Wes Ferguson’s “Life in the Sabine” blog. It became so wildly popular it was followed up with a book to be published this spring by Texas A&M Press. About the Sabine Wes states “I have traveled the Sabine on down to the Gulf and have slept in a squatters camp with an outlaw, fraternized with rednecks, river rats, squirrel hunters, turtle shooters, coon skinners and a cross-eyed Guru claiming to have wrestled an alligator for a pair of dentures. If the Rio Grande is a river leading out of Lonesome Dove, then the Sabine is a river leading out of Deliverance.”

TOP SPOTS:

Walter Umphrey State Park, Port Arthur, Tx

There is so much so see and do onUmphrey state park the Sabine, that you can’t possibly accomplish it all in a weekend trip. Fishing on the pier at Walter Humphrey State Park alone is an weekend trip in itself. You can park your RV and fish all night long with the numerous anglers from the pier. This is a top spot for onshore fishing anywhere along the Sabine. Its located at the mouth of where the lake begins to drain back into the river very near the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sabine Jetty, Sabine Pass, Tx

This has been a popular fishinJetty Sabine Pass (2) (Small)g spot for decades. Many of the local fishing guides take their clients there because the red fishing is phenominal. To fish this area you will need a large center console Bay boat like the NauticStar 2110. It will handle the rough water well and has plenty of room for moving around, yet can still be manuevered easy enough. These are the perfect boats for short offshore excursions like the jetties. You may also use them to work the surf near the jetties for some fantastic fishing.  The Jetties are amazing if if you don’t have a boat to fish from. However, the entire experience is kicked up a notch if you do.

Coffee Ground Cove, Louisiana Side

According to gorp.com “The wild shoreline on the east side of Sabine Lake, from Coffee Ground Cove about 16Coffee Ground Cove (Custom) miles south to Blue Buck Point on the southern end of the lake, is prime habitat for game fish. Fish-holding features include cuts and finger islands similar to estuaries on the middle coast. There is constant water movement in and out of the marshes, and the creeks and bayous are rich in shrimp, mud minnows (killifish), bay anchovies, crabs, and juvenile finfish. Flounder hold around the eddies along the cuts on these shorelines on high tides and low tides. fly fishers should look for the eddy points and cuts on these tides.”

For more research into this area, Chester Moore wrote a comprehensive piece on all his favorite fishing spots that the Sabine Basin has to offer……more. Stop by Texas Marine today and let us get you prepared for some of the best fishing around