Boat Haven and Heaven: Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake’s New Marina and Buxton Boat Location

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Fall is here. Winter’s coming! Does your boat have a home for the winter? Or perhaps you need a new vessel? Here’s news from East Texas: This past month, Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake opened a new marina complete with dry dock storage, and it’s open to the public!

Even if you’re not a homeowner in the luxury lakeside residential community, you can rent space to store your boat during the off-season, out of the water and safely sheltered from the elements. Adding to this, Lewisville-based Buxton Marine Sales, the world’s largest Nautique luxury boat dealer, has opened a satellite location adjacent the marina, making shopping and maintenance all the more convenient in this knockout development with concierge services that take care of the work that goes into the care and maintenance of a lake home and boat.

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Long Cove is a stellar lakefront real estate community just over an hour from Dallas on Cedar Creek Lake. Developer Don McNamara, who is well known in Dallas for such projects as CityPlace and West Village, modeled Long Cove’s shared amenities and a full range of services after second home communities such as Watersound and Seaside in the Florida Panhandle. The 1100 acres property spans more than 6 miles of shoreline and offers white-glove, turnkey boat valet and concierge services, and amenities such as a swim club, golf proving grounds, fishing and canoeing pond, hiking and biking trails, outdoor gathering spaces, tennis courts, an amphitheatre, and more to residents of its waterside cottages, lakefront homes, and family compounds. 

The first phase of the marina includes space for 75 boats, a fuel dock and a maintenance facility. Future phases will expand storage space to 400 boats and add a restaurant which will also be open to the public. The marina is located adjacent the Highway 198 Bridge, just south of Caney City, in Malakoff, Texas. (See the website for the quickest driving directions.)

And, there’s that new Buxton Marine location at Long Cove. The Lewisville-based business is the world’s largest Nautique boat dealership. (If the brand name is not familiar to you, prepared to be dazzled. Nautique’s Super Air GS-23 model has won honors 3 times as “Wakesurf Boat of the Year and four times as Wakeboard Boat of the Year” in the annual Riders Choice Wakeboard Awards reader opinion poll sponsored by the popular watersports publication and starts at $150,ooo.)

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Buxton Marine’s services include engine repair, tune-ups, oil change, winterization, trailer repair, gel-coat repair, detailing and more for Nautique as well as MasterCraft, Tige, Supra, Malibu or Brendella and other brands.