Rita Puts Kibosh On Houston Show

September 2005 News

Due to Hurricane Rita and the effects it had on the Gulf Coast, the 2005 Houston International In-the-Water Boat Show and Boat Auction that was to be held September 29th - October 2nd at Watergate Yachting Center, has been cancelled.

"The arrival of Hurricane Rita prevented us from setting up in time to open for the show." said Ken Lovell President of the Boating Trades Association, who puts on the event each year. "Fortunately for boating enthusiasts, the 50th Anniversary of the Houston International Boat Sport and Travel Show is right around the corner, January 6th thru the 15th at Reliant Center."

The Clear Lake area, where the show takes place, was spared from the severe damage expected and most local boating businesses are open and anxious to help the public enjoy boating. The Boating Trades Association recommends that consumers contact these businesses individually for additional information or to view the wide selection of vessels, products and services they have available, as many have boat show special pricing that may still be in effect.

The Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston holds three boat shows a year in the Houston area.  The next show, the 2006 Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show, January 6th - 15th at Reliant Center, is one of the largest boat shows in the country and will be feature new attractions as well as old favorites in celebration of 50 amazing years of boating tradition.

Place: The Reliant Center, Houston, Texas

Admission: Adults $7, Children (under 12) $3

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