Don McNamara, the founder and developer of Long Cove, met Buxton Marine owner, Phil Smith, several years ago. Over time the two fostered a friendship and found a way to join forces to fill a need on Cedar Creek Lake with a business that keeps the customers and brand at the forefront.
McNamara said, “Long Cove is known for its white-glove, turn-key service and already offers a boat valet as well as a boat club that offers our residents shared access to a number of different boats. Buxton Marine will take that one step further by helping customers take the pain out of boat ownership and expand our current offerings at the Long Cove Marina. We think our residents and the greater lake community will benefit from our partnership.”
Nautique boat owners at Cedar Creek Lake, as well as Long Cove residents, now have access to on-demand mobile service for all boating needs and maintenance plans that notify them of scheduled tune-ups. The maintenance plans also allow customers year-round boating with a special option for winterizing and de-winterizing boats. The new pro shop will offer access to a wide variety of brand-name surfer, ski and wakeboard accessories, and the ship store will serve as a small convenience shop with on-the-go snacks and beverages.
Smith said, “There is nothing else in the region that compares to Long Cove and its one-of-a-kind community. We’re looking forward to servicing the existing Nautique boat owners at Cedar Creek Lake as well as introducing new customers to this world-class brand.”
In addition to the store opening, Long Cove residents and the public will continue to have access to the Long Cove Marina and the fuel dock. The marina is located adjacent to the Highway 189 bridge, just south of Caney City, and includes dry stack storage for 72 boats. It is the first marina on Cedar Creek Lake with dry stack boat storage. Boats are taken in and out of the water on forklifts and stored in a three-story steel building.
Buxton Marine at Long Cove will be open to the public starting Friday, September 2 at 8 a.m. Hours will be extended through the weekend with specials on merchandise as well as free Nautique boat rides and demos. For more information about Buxton Marine at Long Cove, or for information on Long Cove’s luxury waterside cottages and lakefront home sites, call 214-220-9992 or visit www.long-cove.com.