The DFW Boat Expo makes its way back to the Market Hall from July 18-21. This even will be full of water craft, education, and nearly 100 vendors to stop by and visit with. The expo, presented by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas, will be the largest event of its kind ever staged at Dallas Market Hall. This is a great Expo to attend if you’re a boat lover, want to upgrade your boat or if you just want to spend the day admiring the many different types of watercraft. They are going to have something for everyone.
Dates and Hours:
- Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 3:00pm – 9:00pm
- Friday, July 19, 2013 from 3:00pm – 9:00pm
- Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00am – 9:00pm
- Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
I love that this event lasts four full days so you can stop by after your work day or spend all day Saturday and Sunday exploring the different boats and jet skis. You will find over 15 local boat dealers at this event including Jerry Whittle Boats, Legend Marine Group, Marine Max, Midsouth Marine Group, North Texas Marine, Phil Dill Boats, Plano Marine and many more. To find a full list of local boat dealers at the DFW Boat Expo visit their official page. You won’t be disappointed at this show because they are scheduled to have over 450 boats and watercraft on display!
With North Texas having many accessible lakes across the Metroplex and The Texas Parks and Wildlife has provided us with some great Boat Safety Tips to use while out on the water.
8 Boat Safety Tips
- Always wear a life jacket or personal flotation device (PFD). Most boating fatality victims were not wearing a PFD. Always carry PFDs in both adult and child sizes. Children younger than age 13 must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD while underway. Avoid alcohol. The probability of being killed in a boating accident doubles when alcohol is involved.
- Operating a boat under the influence is just as dangerous as driving a car when you’ve been drinking. Boating while intoxicated (BWI) is strictly enforced and carries penalties similar to driving, including possible Driver’s License suspension.
- Be especially careful on personal watercrafts (PWC). PWC operators and passengers must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD. Before borrowing or renting a PWC, take the time to learn how to operate the vessel and the rules of the waterway. Obey the 50-foot rule! Maintain a 50-foot distance from other PWCs, vessels, persons, shore, or stationary platform or other object unless operating at headway (idle) speed.
- Enroll in a boater education class. For class information, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Boater Education Web pages or call 800-792-1112.
- Don’t overload your boat.
- Operate at a safe speed. Use common sense, especially in crowded areas. A person must be able to bring the boat to a safe stop within the assured clear distance ahead.
- Always have a passenger serve as a lookout in addition to the operator.
- Watch out for low water areas or submerged objects.
You can learn more about boat safety at the DFW Boat Expo and their vendors
Tickets only cost $12/adults and $6/children. Purchase tickets for the show at the door of the expo.
Want to win a family pack of tickets to attend the show?
A family pack consists of 2 adult tickets and 2 children tickest. To enter, leave a comment with WHY you want to go to the share this post using the social icons above and below this post! We will choose a winner on July 14th and the tickets will be mailed to you! Good luck!