Aquapalooza This Weekend In Austin

Sea Ray's Aquapalooza Signature Event, an on-water boating extravaganza, is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 10th, in Austin, Texas. The Aquapalooza series is billed as the world's largest boating event, last year attracting 15,600 boats and 84,000 people at 123 events. The signature event is the centerpiece of the series, and this year takes place on Austin's Lake Travis.

5th July 2010.
By Jeff Hemmel

Sea Ray’s Aquapalooza Signature Event, an on-water boating extravaganza, is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 10th, in Austin, Texas. The Aquapalooza series is billed as the world’s largest boating event, last year attracting 15,600 boats and 84,000 people at 123 events. The signature event is the centerpiece of the series, and this year takes place on Austin’s Lake Travis.

For those looking for a little more explanation, this video from last year’s event neatly sums it up…

Headlining the day will be Country music superstar Brad Paisley. I’ll admit I had to research him a little, as I’m not much of a country fan, but he’s a big star, whose current H20 World Tour is being sponsored in part by Sea Ray.

Paisley will be  joined by Jerrod Niemann, Lee BriceJoanna Smith and Matt Stillwell. The event will kick off with a performance from the winner of the AquaPalooza Battle of the Bands, which takes place Friday, July 9, from noon to 2 p.m.

The Signature Event is scheduled for Saturday, July 10, at The Reserve, located at Calcasieu Point, mile marker 22 on Lake Travis near Austin. Hosting this year’s Signature Event is Sail & Ski Center, a leading Sea Ray dealer that was ranked as the No. 1 dealer on Boating Industry Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Boat Dealers in North America.

What makes Aquapalooza unique is that your boat is your ticket to get in the door. All types and brands are welcome, meaning you guys on your PWC will be right in line with the folks on the 40′ Express Cruiser. Numerous rafting lines will begin to form at 7AM on July 9. By show time, expect row upon row of boats, and lots of people getting a front row seat via inflatable tube or floating chair.

Sea Ray encourages those planning to attend the Signature Event to register. It won’t guarantee a spot on the rafting lines, but allows the company to keep you up to date on details.

This sounds like a very cool party, with a very boating-friendly twist.


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Jeff Hemmel writes for boats.com, Boating, PersonalWatercraft.com, and Powersports Business. The former Senior Editor at Watercraft World, Jeff is a multi-time award winner as well as a 2008 inductee into the IJSBA Hall of Fame. His first book, "The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon...and 101 Other Things For Young Mariners To Try, Do, & Build On the Water," received a bronze medal in the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. For more info, visit Jeff Hemmel's website.

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