Co-owners Clayton and Karen Raven are the second generation of a family that has operated Boat Town, a family and ski boat shop, in the Austin area since the 1960s.
The husband-and-wife team moved the family-run boat shop to South Lamar Boulevard in 1991 after the original Lake Austin Boulevard location burned down, Clayton said. The Southwest Austin location, already owned by the Raven family as a separate boat store, became the new Boat Town.
For the past 12 years, Boat Town has been featured on Boating Industry magazine’s Top 100 Dealers list, Clayton said. Karen said stores are ranked based on factors including customer satisfaction, years of operation, profitability and employee satisfaction.