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Mar 6th, 2012 at 10:59am
 
I am getting a bit closer to buying a boat this year. I want to know, what boat dealers around are best?
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Reply #1 - Mar 6th, 2012 at 11:55am
 
what type and brand of boat are you looking for?  the brand of boat is more important than the dealer.  I have heard good and bad things on almost every dealer in town.  but the boat type and brand will make up the decision on the dealer you go to.
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Reply #2 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 5:00pm
 
I haven't heard anything absolutely terrible about any of the dealers. But yes, what ya looking at? Still wake boats?
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Reply #3 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 11:06pm
 
Wake man wrote on Mar 6th, 2012 at 10:59am:
I am getting a bit closer to buying a boat this year. I want to know, what boat dealers around are best?



Most of them have been around for while and are pretty solid.

From Boating Industry 2011 Top 100 Dealers list.

http://www.boatingindustry.com/top-100/top-100-dealers/

#2 Sail & Ski

#27 Austin Boat & Motors

#44 South Austin Marine

#47 Boat Town

Pretty cool Austin has four dealers in the top 50 across the nation.
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Reply #4 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 11:51pm
 
I do have some brand biases but I want to look at wake boats that can handle a wee bit of lake Travis chop.

That is pretty cool! I guess I need to make the rounds with all those.
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Reply #5 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 10:28am
 
Be sure to add Central Texas Water Sports on your list to visit.   They handle the Malibu brand.   My brother-in-law bought from them and they treated him well.

He lives in the Woodlands and boats on Conroe.   His Wakesetter handles the chop pretty good.

I don't know why they didn't make the list.
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Reply #6 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 7:47pm
 
I heard good things about them but they may still be too new to make the list.  the others have been around for years.
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Reply #7 - Mar 9th, 2012 at 11:47pm
 
nathan wrote on Mar 9th, 2012 at 7:47pm:
I heard good things about them but they may still be too new to make the list.  the others have been around for years.


They have been around for 20 years.  They have moved a couple of times each time getting a better and bigger location.
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Reply #8 - Mar 11th, 2012 at 1:03pm
 
I frequently check out their selection when driving by. I am going to get in an accident looking.
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Reply #9 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 8:28am
 
if your thinking about malibu, they have a new brand called axis that is on the wake setter hull.  they got rid of the computer monitors, and allot of the extreme features and lowered the price about 20k.  i saw them at the boat show and the ones they had there had batman colors, allot of black and what not which for my truck is cool but not my boat.  I'm sure they make more standard colors but they had one for under 40k.  instead of 60k,  its nice to see the manufactures relizing that we all can't afford 80 to 100k on a wake boat
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Reply #10 - Mar 21st, 2012 at 12:56pm
 
Great list of the top 100.  THanks for posting.
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