For non-Texans, the importance of boats in Dallas may be understated. Many Americans learn about Texans through shows such as Dallas, where horses are king and the opening credits show each star riding up to the camera on a beautiful steed. But once you visit Dallas, you find that Texans love their boats as much as their horses. This may be because of the great opportunities for water recreation throughout the state.
It may surprise many people to know that Texas has almost 5,000 square miles of inland water, making it the state with the largest total waterway area, with the exception of Minnesota. Texas also has a huge boating market, ranking number five in the country. Two famous Dallas water areas, Lake Ray Hubbard and Lake Lewisville, rank number 5 and 6 in boat storage capacity, while nearby Lake Grapevine follows at eight. And these numbers continue to grow.
Newcomers to the Dallas area often come without any boating experience whatsoever. They may think that purchasing a boat, learning to operate a boat, and maintaining a boat is difficult and they may feel a bit intimidated. They don’t need to be. To anyone that would like to try boats in Dallas but are hesitating for one reason or another, I have a challenge for you. Visit one of the many marinas that offer boats for rent and give it a try. Chances are three things will happen for you. First, you will see that boating is just not that difficult. Second, you will find that the atmosphere at the marina and on the lake is friendly and inviting. And third, after spending a day boating through the beautiful water with the sun and wind on your face, you will get hooked on boating.
From here, it’s an easy step to investigate boats in Dallas for sale. If you have experience buying an automobile from a dealership, you will find that purchasing a boat from a boat dealership is similar. There is a showroom with brochures and information, there will be salesmen to give you the information you need about their product lines, and there are services for financing as well as boat repair. Just as you would research a car then make the purchase you can study the different options that best matches the things you would like to do best on the Texas waterways.