Category Archives: Texas Marine News & Events

Visit the Texas Marine Boat Show at the South Texas State Fair!

Texas Marine is out at the State Fair in full force March 30th-April 9th. Come by and visit us there. Bay Boats, Pleasure Boats, Pontoon Boats, Jet Boats- there will be plenty of boats on display for viewing! We are celebrating over 30 years of helping friends and family enjoy the boating and outdoors lifestyle. There will be factory reps on hand to answer all your questions.

Boys Haven BBQ Fundraiser

Texas Marine’s Boys Haven Benefit

47Texas Marine was honored to be able to put on a BBQ benefit for Boys Haven’s Capital Investment campaign in Southeast Texas. They are growing and need to build more cottages for the boys that are coming to live there. We love what the folks at Boys Haven do, decade after decade, to invest into the lives of their residents.

3Life is already tough for most of the boys living there. We2 wanted to do something to give back to the organization that puts it on the line every day to help these young men, for over 70 years. Many of these boys are growing up there and it needs to feel like a home to them. Anything the community can do to help is always greatly appreciated by the wonderful group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Boys Haven.

Texas Marine, as a8 proud sponsor, decide to donate funds on every boat 6sold the day of the BBQ Fundraiser we put on last month. We, along with our team, managed to make hundreds of dollars for this well deserving organization. We are looking forward too many more years of fundraising events in the future. You can read about them or help with a donation at: BoysHaven.com

August Newsletter

Texas Marine celebrates Dennis Hebert’s 30th Anniversary

2 cHere at Texas Marine, we function as a Team. We even call Blog Picourselves the Texas Marine Team. Our employees are part of what makes this company so successful, but even more than that, a great place to work. We value the relationship with our employees and admire their accomplishments. This is one of those rare times we get to celebrate an employee who has been with us almost from the beginning.

Dennis Hebert works in our Service Dept. and has been with Texas Marine for 30 years. The Team gathered together on his 30th anniversary last week to recognize a job well done! Dennis is that guy who is always there 5cwhen you need him and you can always count on him to go above and beyond what is required or asked of him. He is a true team player. Dennis will help anyone who asks for his assistance. Over the years he has helped train new techs. He has also contributed greatly in training parts and service staff members.

One of the funniest stories we like to tell about Dennis happened several years ago. Dennis was on the lot in the hottest part of 4cSummer. He opened one of the large boat engine hatches and got inside of the engine compartment to check it out. The engine cover somehow fell and he was trapped inside. Nobody was around and he was struggling to get out. After a long while, he came walking inside red-faced, hot, sweating and looking exhausted. He told us the story. At the time it wasn’t funny but later we all talked about it with him and got a good laugh.

Texas Marine recognized Dennis Hebert’s accomplishments with a “Big Green Egg” BBQ Grill and a check in celebration of his time with us. We all wanted him to know how very m6cuch this good man is appreciated and respected. So, congratulations Dennis Hebert on 30 years of outstanding service and a job well done!

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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

New Texas Boat Trailer Laws

Here are the “New Texas Boat Trailer Laws,” which are now state regulations. We wanted to make you all aware of them. They are now a requirement by the state.

Trailers Inspection Requirements

Certain trailers require an inspection prior to registration. If your trailer has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) that is more than 4,500 pounds, an inspection is required.
This includes trailers, semitrailers, boat trailers, pole trailers, mobile homes, travel trailers.
Note: Farm trailers displaying a farm license plate are not required to be inspected. If you are unsure about the gross vehicle weight of your trailer, check your registration receipt for the weight

What’s Inspected by Vehicle Type

Items of Inspection for a Trailers

05.06 Inspect All Trailers, Semitrailers, Pole Trailers, or Mobile Homes Exceeding 4,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight For: (Listed in suggested order of inspection) Refer to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, if required.* Check for evidence of Financial Responsibility on towing vehicle1. Brakes (system) (If gross weight exceeds 4,500 pounds)
2. Tires
3. Wheel Assembly
4. Safety Guards or Flaps (if four tires or more on rearmost axle) Pole trailers exempt.
5. Tail Lamps (2)
6. Stop Lamps (2)
7. License Plate Lamp (1)
8. Rear Red Reflectors (2)
9. Turn Signal Lamps
10. Clearance Lamps
11. Side Marker Lamps
12. Side Reflectors
13. Side Marker Lamps and Reflectors (30 feet or more in overall length)
(Refer to Reference Section as per lighting diagrams and as applicable to the particular trailer being inspected.)
14. Serial or Vehicle Identification Number
15. Window Tint.

Texas Marine named “TOP 100 DEALERS” in the Nation

Texas Marine Named Top 100 Dealers In the Nation

Boating Industry magazine has just named its “Top 100 Dealers” in the nation. This is the pinnacle trade magazine for the marine industry. It prides itself on a strictly held set of standards for which the winning dealerships must achieve to earn this highly coveted award. This honor is awarded to a very limited few dealerships across the United States. The 2015 “Top 100 Dealers” were healthier than ever, with a combined 2.5 billion in sales. It is the largest combined total since before the economic crash of 2008. The average “Top 100 Dealer” grew their revenue by 10.8% and sold 23, 117 boats. At the same time they were growing their revenue they successfully grew net profit and margins and CSI scores, while improving service efficiency. All these factors have made this year’s competition for “Top 100 Dealer” the toughest ever.

Texas Marine has been named one of Boating Industry magazines “Top 100 Dealerships” in the nation in the December 2015 issue of Boating Industry. This is not the first year they have been named within the ranks of these elite dealerships.. There are numerous assessments that have to be done in order to compete for this tremendous honor. A dealer must excel in customer relations, sales, service, marketing, net profit, growth and so much more. So congratulations to the entire Texas Marine team at all 3 dealerships for making this happen!

JULY BLOGLETTER

Yamaha 190 Fishing Jet Boat

Yamaha has now introducted its latest model, the “Yamaha 190 Fishing Jet Boat.” It is a jet-powered fishing boat with a center console. She is 19 feet long overall and powered by the proven 1812CC high-output Yamaha marine engines. She has all the fishing features expected in a dedicated fishing rig with only a draft. She also has the Yamaha articulating keel, giving excellent control and handling. Below is a list of its key features, which you will find helpful.

Key Features:

Tow hook
8 person capacity
Jet drive propulsion
Bring-aboard cooler
18 gallon aerated livewell
Fore and aft casting decks
High power washdown system
Trolling motor wire channeling
5 flush mount cleats and 4 gunwale rod holders
2 flip-up jump seats with storage below
Jensen marine stereo with Bluetooth, USB and AUX port
Integrated swim platform with ladder

Come by Texas Marine today and check out this new fully accommodating fishing boat. You will love it!

Texas Marine Sales Team At Chaparral

Texas Marine sales team attended the 2015 Chaparral dealer meeting last month. They were hanging out with the best in the business, Buck Pegg, the Founder of Chaparral. Chaparral is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Buck is still as passionate as ever about overseeing the large manufacturing side of Chaparral in order to insure the highest quality boat on the market. He also happens to love dealing with the boating community on a regular basis. Chaparral is the #1 18-35’ Sterndrive boat manufacturer in the nation.

One of the reasons Chaparral continues to be a leading manufacturer in the boating industry is its consistent exemplary management team, which provides invaluable training to their nationwide dealers. This year they were trained on the new and exciting products being introduced by Chaparral for 2015! These include the all-new Vortex jetboats and the 250 SunCoast. They also participated in role-playing and product knowledge quizzes where Texas Marine took 1st and 2nd place. The highlight of the meeting was when Texas Marine team members got to participate on sea trials in the new model lineup for 2015. Texas Marine is gearing up for an amazing 2015!