HOUSTON, Texas – 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 Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 at Watergate Yachting Center, has been cancelled, organizers reported in a statement yesterday.
“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, which 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, Jan. 6 thru 15 at Reliant Center.”
The Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston holds three boat shows a year in the Houston area.
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 association reported. The Boating Trades Association is recommending that consumers contact these businesses individually for additional information or to view the vessels, products and services they have available, as many have boat show special pricing that may still be in effect.
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