Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dallas Boat Show


photos &copy Mark M. Hancock / ZUMA

Patrons inspect the selection of luxury models during the Dallas Boat Show at Dallas Market Hall in Dallas on Friday, July 25, 2008. Attendance appeared low compared to previous years while patrons appeared most interested in boats with the highest and lowest price tags. The show continues through the weekend.


Brian Purcell of Barry, Texas (right) and his son Colton Purcell, 9, (left) inspect a Sea Ray 44 Sundancer during the Dallas Boat Show at Dallas Market Hall.


Nikki Purcell of Barry, Texas inspects the galley of a Sea Ray 44 Sundancer luxury boat during the Dallas Boat Show.


Eliminator Boats displayed their performance lines during the Dallas Boat Show. Boat fuel efficiency rather than horsepower is one of this year's greatest concerns.


Attendance appeared low compared to previous years during the Dallas Boat Show at Dallas Market Hall.


Patti Kriss of Highland Village carries Sheba, her 21-month-old Yorkshire terrier, as she inspects an Argo 8x8 Avenger 750 EFI amphibious off-road vehicle during the Dallas Boat Show.


Daniel Querrey, 5, (left) and his father David Querrey (right) of Lewisville consider purchasing a Sea Doo GTI 4-TEC personal watercraft during the Dallas Boat Show.



The annual Dallas Boat Show was established in 1954 and continues this weekend at Dallas Market Hall. The show features more than 800 boats from seaworthy luxury to amphibious entertainment.

With fuel at record high prices, many Texans are cutting back on travel. Gas pump prices affect the roadways and waterways as well. Increasing fuel efficiency is important to boaters because drag and improper trim can mean less time on the water. Boat dealers and venders were available with fuel saving advice and devices.


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