DFW International Boat Show


We arrived at The DFW International Boat Show early this morning and had now issues finding a parking spot.

The DFW International Boat show in Arlington TX is replacing the The Dallas Boat show that was customarily held in Dallas…not sure on all the details, but from speaking the past vendors of The Dallas Boat Show, this looks like a much better format, parking is great, and lots of restaurants close buy to grab a bite after the show.


The DFW International Boat show runs from February 1st thru February 10th. Parking is available in Lot A next to the exhibit area.


We took an opportunity to stop by nearly all the booths to introduce ourselves and asked if we could follow up with most vendors after the show for some new products we’ll be launching before boat season gets under way. Sadly, we cannot recommend stopping by Plano Marine where we encountered the rudest sales person of the day letting us know that he was there to sell boats and not answer inquiries. (Not a single person within 20 feet of us) Everyone else we spoke with “Everyone” was polite and either directed us to the correct person or thanked us for stopping by to say hello.


In addition to all of the North Texas boat dealers that are taking place at the boat show this month there are about 200 booths with vendors offering aluminum boat docks, waterfront condos, boat parts and accessories, and more. So be sure to stop by and check out the boat show. PARKING IS FREE!


DFW International Boat Show February 2013


We spoke with Tim White, owner of Scream Marine who invited us to stop by his shop in Lewisville to shoot some video and do a promo for him after the show. Pimp your boat out with Scream Marine…so loud you’ll Wake the water!


The boat show is sponsored in part by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas.

Below is a list of some of the vendors we had an opportunity to speak with on our first visit. We hope to stop by again during the week when there will most likely be less traffic than on Saturday / Sunday:

  • Scream Marine
  • Nautique
  • Central Yamaha
  • Slalom Shop
  • PK Boat Brokers
  • Bluff Creek Marina
  • VIP Marina
  • MarineMax
  • Jerry Whittle Boats
  • Legend Boats
  • DFW Boats
  • Voyager Insurance Services
  • Texoma Destinations
  • Lighthouse Resort & Marina
  • Sundance Camp
  • Fastrac Boat Charters & Cruises
  • The Tackle Box
  • MasterCraft
  • Texas MasterCraft
  • Wahoo Docks
  • BSG Graphics
  • Condo Smart Realty
  • Boating Venture Transport
  • James Propeller & Parts
  • Fort Worth Motor Sports
  • Newcoast Financial Services
  • Suntex Marinas
  • BassPro
  • Cabelas

Dallas boat dealers and related services, we invite you to add your boat dealer, boat services listing to Metroplex Directory and look for some new services to help you sell more boats, parts, and accessories in 2013.


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