24th Annual Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show!

Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show

February 3 – 5, 2017


21st Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show
Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601


Admission Prices

Tickets can be purchased at the gate only
Adults (13 years and older): $10
Children (3 years – 12 years): $5
Children (2 and under): Free

Hours of Operation

Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


ORLANDO, FLA (June 9, 2015) — Nautique announces the expansion of its world headquarters and manufacturing facility today with a ground breaking ceremony to kick off the $8 million dollar project that will complete in January of 2016.


Recognized worldwide for building industry leading waterski, wakeboard, and wakesurf boats, Nautique continues to experience significant growth in the marketplace and plans to increase its workforce to accommodate rising demand. Nautique will continue to push the industry standard of technology and design from a brand new state of the art Product Design and Development facility that integrates a design studio, engineering lab, and prototyping lab. The new expansion will also allow the company to continue its development of the boating industry’s most advanced manufacturing techniques in every step of the build process with more space and new equipment in every department. These advancements will allow Nautique to continue to deliver the performance and high standard of quality Nautique has built its name on for many decades.


“The marketplace has responded to the game-changing, innovative products that Nautique Boat Company has recently delivered,” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “This facility expansion will provide our growing team with the resources necessary to continue the innovation of our products and cutting edge manufacturing processes.”


Celebrating 90 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is the owner of Nautique Boat Company, Inc., Aktion Parks, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Company, Bass Cat, and Yar-Craft. To learn more about Nautique and its complete product line, visit www.nautique.com. To learn more about Aktion Parks visit www.aktionparks.com. To learn more about PCM, Crusader and Levitator engines visit www.pleasurecraft.com.

2015 Plant expansion

2015 Plant expansion

Top 100 Dealer Award

ORLANDO, FL (November 18th, 2014) Boating Industry announced the 10th annual list of Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Wednesday in Orlando. White Lake Marine was selected as a Top 100 dealer for the 2nd year in a row. “We are honored to be in this select group of dealers”, said Dianne deAndrade of White Lake Marine.

Being selected from of over 6,000 marine dealers in North America the award highlights dealers who constantly are working to improve the customer experience.
“For a decade, Boating Industry has recognized the best boat dealers in North America as the Top 100,” said Boating Industry editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers are truly the elite of the marine industry, recognized for their business acumen, customer service and overall excellence.” Jonathan continues discussing what a Top 100 dealer represents in his blog: “These dealers continue to embrace change and adapt to our ever-shifting industry. They value increasing the professionalism of the entire industry. There’s little doubt that becoming a Top 100 dealer is not an easy process. The application process is rigorous and intentionally so.”
“We would like to thank Boating Industry, our customers, employees, and suppliers for our continued success,” states David deAndrade of White Lake Marine. “We will strive to continue to improve and build on this award and our company’s long history of service.”
White Lake Marine will be celebrating its 60th year selling and servicing Nautique/Correct Craft ski and wakeboard boats in 2015.

Nautique Cares: El Salvador 2014

In October Nautique invited several team athletes, dealers, and employees on a Nautique Cares service trip to El Salvador. Over the course of three days the group worked with a school in the town of Ahuachapán named La Atarraya helping out with children’s soccer clinics, digging the foundation for a new classroom, going on community feeding missions, and building the “Ship of Knowledge;” a specialized installment in the schools soon to be library.

Check out the release and video!


2014 Team Nautique Service Trip to El Salvador from Nautique Boats on Vimeo.

Nautique selected as official boat of Water Ski World Championship

ORLANDO, FLA (October 16, 2014) — Today Nautique Boats and the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) announced that Nautique has been selected to be the exclusive boat of the 2016-2019 water ski world championships.


The IWWF, based in Switzerland, sanctions water ski world championship events which are held all over the globe. The events include the World Water Ski Championships, World Junior Championships, World Under 21 Championships, World Over 35 Championships, World University Championships and World Disabled Championships.


The boat selected for the world championships is the world record setting Ski Nautique. The Ski Nautique has established itself as the premier water ski boat in the industry. Since its introduction just a few years ago the Ski Nautique 200 has pulled seventeen water ski world records; no other boat is close.


“As I have traveled the world for Nautique visiting ski schools, training centers, federations, and water skiers everywhere the most common request I receive, in nearly every country, is to use the Ski Nautique in the world championships,” stated Nautique President and CEO Bill Yeargin.  “Our Nautique team, and water skiers all around the world, are thrilled for the Ski Nautique to be selected as the exclusive and official boat of the water ski world championships,” Yeargin added.


To read Bill Yeargin’s Nautique Insider blog related to the Ski Nautique being selected as the official boat of the water ski world championships please click HERE.


ORLANDO, FLA (September 30, 2014) – Today during the International BoatBuilder’s Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) trade show, the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) recognized Nautique for the ninth year in a row for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Inboard Watersports Boat category.

The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Once again, Nautique achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past year, based on information provided by customers purchasing a new boat during the period between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

“Customers are inseparable from a company’s success, and this year’sCSI award recipients have embraced this fundamental understanding by cultivating an exceptional ownership experience,” notes Robert Newsome, director of engineering standards for NMMA.

“Our culture at Nautique is about building the world’s best boats from a company that cares and this industry award acknowledges that customer satisfaction doesn’t end when the boat leaves the factory, we stand behind our product through the entire ownership experience,” stated Nautique Pesident/CEO Bill Yeargin. “Our entire team from our employees to our dealers couldn’t be more thrilled to be recognized by NMMA for excellent customer satisfaction,” Yeargin added.

Winterizing Services

Its time to start thinking about winterizing!! We have some early bird savings if you act before November 20th, and some savings for other essential services like oil changes, impeller service, and more.

Please call our service department right away and reserve your winterizing services to ensure you boat is protected.

Here is a list of our current specials and prices: (click the image to enlarge)

price list

Protecting Your Boat

You have a boat, right? Love your boat? Enjoy your boat? Dream about taking your boat out to cruise the lake, hit some sets behind it…sure you do. So why not take a few steps to keep it looking good?

The two most common mistakes people make is not keeping wax on the outside, and not protecting the inside. The UV rays from the sun are constantly working to fade your gel coat and seats.
Most of us agree if we spend even a few hours in the direct sun we should wear sunscreen, your boat is no different! A good quality wax applied to the outside of your boat. Meguiars is the brand most boat builders and dealers use and trust to protect their product.
A common question is “Should I buy a Marine was or just get an automotive product- Wax is wax right?” Not quite! Here is what Meguiar’s states: Meguiar’s Marine products are specially formulated for gel coat and linear polyurethane (LP) surfaces, which are chemically different than automotive paints. Modern gel coats and LP coatings are harder and more water resistant than automotive paints. Their unique chemical compositions demand special ingredients that are specific to these marine uses and formulated for use in marine environments. Automotive products will not achieve the same high quality results on boats.
While how often you wax could be up for debate. If your boat is stored outside where the sun can hit it, a good application of Marine was should be done 2-3 times a year. And that is assuming the rest of the time your cleaning and maintaining the boat you are not using products that can strip the wax you have applied. Again, using the right product does make a difference.

So, quite a bit of info about the outside of the boat. But what about the inside? Before you start waxing your seats, there is a better way. The most known and trusted product is 303® Marine & Recreation Aerospace Protectant. There are some other good brands out there too, but remember you don’t want anything that has SILICON OILS!! (sorry Armor all) Here is the details on 303 from the company’s web site: Aerospace’s marine formula is a premium protectant designed to safeguard boats and boat equipment against the damaging effects of daily exposure to UV rays. It’s safe for use on outdoor gear and apparel, too.
Simply spray on and wipe dry to restore color and luster, repel stains and prevent fading even in the harshest marine conditions and sunniest climates. Aerospace Marine will even help keep fishing gear clean and prevent inflatable boats from sticking together during storage. And because it’s 100% free of grease-producing silicone oils and petroleum distillates, Aerospace is safe to use on all your outdoor materials—vinyl, rubber, fiberglass and more.

We covered two type of products you can use to help protect that boat. Remember this was just protection, neither actually clean your boat…Look for another article soon on cleaning!!

Correct Craft Fan Reunion

Come and join us for the Correct Craft Fan Reunion April 26th!! There will be food and fun served up, and lots of older Correct Craft boats!

THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT!! Hope everyone had a great time!!

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