ACK at the Houston Summer Boat Show

Houston Fishing Show
Houston Boat Show

It’s that time again! We’re excited to be exhibiting at the Summer Houston Boat Show this year and hope all of you can come out and visit us at the Reliant Center. We are going to be out there in full force with all of the latest Hobie Kayaks as well as a few from other brands, plus a wide range of paddling accessories. As usual, there will be fun, friendly faces and knowledgeable experts to answer all your questions. Here are all the details:

June 19-23 – Houston Boat Show
Location: Reliant Center
Times: 
June 19-21, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM; June 22, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM; June 23, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission: $10 Adults, $4 Children aged 6-12& Free of charge for children 5 & under.

Did you miss the show season earlier this year and still don’t know what these boat shows are about? Every year ACK participates in a series of Texas shows all centered around the boating industry. While the majority of other booths and exhibitors will be showing off powerboats, jet skis and other motorized watercraft, we always enjoy standing apart from the crowd with our pedal and paddle powered craft. The Houston summer show marks an opportunity to visit us and get some info that you most likely won’t have until the 2014 winter show season. Hope to see you there!

ACK a Hit at the Summer Boat Show in Houston, Texas

Jerron demonstrating the Hobie Outback Mirage Pedal Drive

You might have seen our blog post earlier this month about the Houston Summer Boat show. Well, it started this past Wednesday (June, 20th) and ACK has already made a splash! Pictured is Houston ACK staff Jerron giving a Mirage Drive Demo of the Hobie Outback (photo credit to the Houston Chronicle). You might recognize Jerron from some recent footage of a beyond the breakers coastal fishing trip using the Hobie Island Adventure, so we’re sure that whoever was watching learned plenty. We’re very proud and excited to have the opportunity to showcase our kayaks against or paired up with those larger motorized boats.

In case you’re in the Houston area and haven’t already heard, here are the details for the boat show:

June 20-24 – Houston Boat Show
Location:
Reliant Center
Times: June 20-23, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm; June 24, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Admission: $8 Adult, $4 Children 6-12, Free for Children 5 and under

We would love to see you out there! Thanks for reading and happy paddling. – Joseph@ACK

Houston Summer Boat Show on the Horizon!

Houston 2011 Boat Show

ACK’s 2012 Boat Show Season will be coming to a close this June marked by the Summer Houston Boat Show. We encourage everyone to come out and visit us on at the Reliant Center! We are going to be out there in full force with all of our latest kayaks, paddleboards as well as some accessories. Oh, and of course there will be deals to be had. Here are all the details:

June 20-24 – Houston Boat Show
Location: Reliant Center
Times: June 20-23, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm; June 24, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Admission: $8 Adult, $4 Children 6-12, Free for Children 5 and under

Did you miss the season and still don’t know what these boat shows are about? Every year ACK participates in a series of Texas shows all centered around the boating industry. These events are a lot of fun and we are always excited to participate! So come on out, this is your last chance before the 2012 season ends!

Joseph@ACK

2012 Boat Show Tour – It’s a Wrap!

ACK Booth - San Antonio Boat Show

Whew! ACK’s 2012 Winter Boat Show Tour has come to a close and boy are we spent, but the effort was every bit worth it. Historically, we have attended 3-4 shows per year but in 2012, we kicked it up a notch by adding the Dallas Boat Show to our schedule and we’re sure glad we did! Not only did we get to meet a lot of new friends, we quickly figured out that the paddling community is way under served and we were glad to have been there to help answer questions. We’d like to thank the Dallas/Ft Worth area for your hospitality and we look forward to seeing you more often.

That said, we must also take a moment to thank a few people for supporting us through our most successful boat show tour yet. This includes all of those (customers and visitors) that took the time to stop by our booth, our vendors and partners for their on and off-site support and of course our amazing staff. Didn’t make it? Here is a video preview of what you missed!

We look forward to next year but until then, anyone up for a little demo day action? Be sure to sign up for email list if you haven’t already to stay in the loop!

Roland @ACK

 

Time to Dock at the 2012 Boat Shows

They’re almost here…the 2012 Winter Boat Shows! It’s like the Holidays for boat lovers. For those unfamiliar with the boat shows, these events bring together a variety of boat dealers under one roof for a chance to shop for every make, model and style available. While the shows mostly focuses on powerboats, ACK has made a tradition to mix it up with an amazing display of kayaks for you to see, touch and discuss with our knowledgeable staff and manufactures’ representatives.

Here is our 2012 boat show schedule. We hope to see you there and of course, do expect some great offers and opportunities to win prizes! – Roland @ACK

Houston Boat Show: January 6 – 15 at the Reliant Center
Info: www.houstonboatshows.com

Belton Boat Show: January 6 – 8 at the Bell County Exposition Center
Info: www.centraltexasboatshow.com

Austin Boat Show: January 19 – 22 at the Austin Convention Center
Info: www.austinboatshow.com

San Antonio Boat Show: January 26 – 29 at the Alamadome
Info: www.sanantonioboatshow.com

Dallas Boat Show: February 3-5 & 9-12 at the Dallas Market Hall
Info: www.dallasboatshow.net

ACK Boat Show Tour 2011

Photos From a Previous Boat Show

I was updating my calendar last night and I began adding all of the boat shows that we will be exhibiting at for 2011 and was shocked to see how saturated my calendar quickly became for January and February! While many folks might think that January is a slow month for ACK, it is actually one of our busiest. I am particularly excited about this as it is my first boat show tour with ACK! While I have been an attendee at many boat shows but I have never been an exhibitor at one, so this is an interesting experience for me.

So enough about my personal viewpoint, this is about you! If you haven’t been to a boat show, we encourage you to check one out. January is a good time to get off the couch after over-endulging over the holidays. What better way to do that than walking the floors of a boat show while preparing yourself for the spring boating and paddling season. Here is our schedule, and for your convenience,I’ve added links to both the boat show websites for details and coupons (when available).

January 7-16 – Houston Boat, Sport & Travel Show
Information: http://www.houstonboatshows.com
Coupon: No coupon found but there is a $5 ticket/parking special on Monday and Tuesday of the event dates

January 8-10 – Central Texas Boat Show in Belton
Information: http://www.centraltexasboatshow.com
Coupon: NA (Will post if located)

January 20-23 – Austin Boat Sport & Outdoor Show
Information: http://www.austinboatshow.com
Coupon: http://www.austinboatshow.com/coupon

January 27-30 – San Antonio Boat &  RV Show
Information: http://www.sanantonioboatshow.com
Coupon: http://www.sanantonioboatshow.com/coupon.asp

March 2-6 – 36th Annual Houston Fishing Show
Information: http://www.houstonfishingshow.com
Coupon: NA (Will post if located)

That’s a lot of shows! The great thing is that if you live in Texas you have multiple opportunities to attend one as they are all within a few hours of each other. Once again, we invite you to come join us. You’ll be able to view a variety of the models we offer, speak to manufacturers reps as well as other industry experts. Of course, you can also expect some great offers as well! Details on each show to follow in future posts

Hope to see you!

Roland
ACK HQ

Good Times at the “In the Water” Austin Boat Show

Austin Canoe and Kayak was recently in attendance as an exhibitor at the “In the Water” Austin Boat Show. What makes this event unique from many of the other boat shows that are usually held in a convention or events center is that  attendees get to shop for their next boat (or kayak) on the water.

We had a great time out there and would like to thank all of the attendees that stopped by to visit with us. Along with near perfect weather, the surrounding hill country, and of course the lake, the setting provided a beautiful backdrop throughout the day. Attendees were also able to enjoy food, drinks and live music at “Carlos’ and Charlie’s”, which was literally just a few steps away. We had several Hobie kayaks available for demo amongst a few others.

If you didn’t have a chance to make it out to the Austin In the Water Show this year, sign up for our Newsletter Email List or Become a “Fan” of our Facebook page and you’ll be sure to get the memo for these and many other events in the coming year. Looking for something to do when the weather ‘cools’ down this winter? Visit us at the Austin, Houston or San Antonio boat shows in January. Its the perfect time to get ready for spring which will be right around the corner.  Details on these shows coming soon.

Roland
ACK HQ

Here are a couple more photos we captured: