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Austin, the Lone Star State’s capitol, is also known as the “Live Music Capital of the World®,” melding entertainment, arts, cuisine, culture, and commerce with fabulous outdoor recreational experiences within the city and in the surrounding metro area’s Hill Country. The Colorado River of Texas runs from west to east bisecting the city of Austin, while two highways, MoPac/Loop1 (along the Missouri-Pacific RR) and Interstate 35 cut through the city running north/south. There are lots of excellent waterways in and around Austin to take your boat.

United Yacht Sales can help you find the perfect yacht for sale in Texas. Give us a call today at 1-772-463-3131 about purchasing a new boat or listing your current yacht on the brokerage market.


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80' Viking 80 Convertible 2023

Port Aransas, Texas, United States

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73' Ocean Yachts 73 Super Sport 2006

League City, Texas, United States

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70' Hatteras 1992

KEMAH, Texas, United States

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Dr. Dark

68' Hatteras 68 Enclosed Bridge 2006

Galveston, Texas, United States

photo of 67' Hatteras 67 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1993

67' Hatteras 67 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1993

Seabrook, Texas, United States

photo of 65' Viking 65 Enclosed Bridge 2005

Salt Struk

65' Viking 65 Enclosed Bridge 2005

Galveston, Texas, United States

photo of 65' Hatteras 65 Motor Yacht 1988

65' Hatteras 65 Motor Yacht 1988

Seabrook, Texas, United States

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60' Viking Convertible 2008

Galveston, Texas, United States

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Southern Belle

59' Maritimo M59 2017

League City, Texas, United States

photo of 58' Viking 58 Enclosed Bridge 2000

Double Down

58' Viking 58 Enclosed Bridge 2000

Galveston, Texas, United States

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56' Sea Ray 56 Sedan Bridge 2001

Pottsboro, Texas, United States

photo of 56' Carver 56 Voyager 2006

56' Carver 56 Voyager 2006

Seabrook, Texas, United States

photo of 55' Hatteras Convertible 1988


55' Hatteras Convertible 1988

Texas, United States

photo of 55' BALI CATAMARANS Bali 5.4 2024


55' BALI CATAMARANS Bali 5.4 2024

Kemah, Texas, United States

photo of 54' Whiticar Sportfisherman 1963

Sea Lion ll

54' Whiticar Sportfisherman 1963

Galveston, Texas, United States

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The centrally located Downtown area is concentrated between the two highways and the Colorado River and features the State Capitol, Visitors Center, Convention Center, and the University of Texas (UT). This Central District is famed for the historic Hole in the Wall storefront stage and legendary musical venue located across the street from the UT campus since 1974, that continues its tradition of showcasing local artists, established touring bands and musicians, and music industry legends.

The area is loaded with vintage “cheap chic” shops, historic museums, art galleries, incredible dining, bars, coffee shops, and many iconic music venues.Downtown mixes business with pleasure offering exuberant nightlife, shopping, festivals, museums, galleries, and a vibrant live music scene. Weekdays are as lively as the weekends with shopping, highly acclaimed restaurants and bars, and entertainment venues providing local talent as well as big name stars. The Red River Cultural District is loaded with nightclubs and concerts. Sixth Street features a typical array of Austin bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues while West Sixth Street offers craft cocktails, galleries, beer gardens, and specialty foods. Rainey Street’s houses have been converted into bungalow bars; food trailers line the street.

Antique warehouses have been renovated into unique shops, bars and restaurants drawing a diverse crowd to the Warehouse District’s range of live music. Downtown’s Second Street District is the area of Austin’s local-owned boutiques, award-winning restaurants, and exciting entertainment located just blocks from Lady Bird Lake on the Colorado River. Trendy nationally acclaimed shops, salons and spas, outdoor dining, along with great live music attract many to this walkable district. Austin City Limits (ACL) Live at the Moody Theater with its bronze statue of Willie Nelson out front, is the site of the ACL music TV Show tapings. Across the river via the South 1st Street Bridge in Butler Park is the Long Center for Performing Arts, the venue of the annual “Drop-In Free Summer Concert Series” during the summer season.The city’s largest Zilker Park and the Zilker Botanical Garden is a 360-acre green space in the heart of Downtown and the site of festivals and free music at the Zilker Hillside Theater. Zilker Park is named for millionaire Andrew Zilker who sold the land to the city of Austin in the early 20th century to be used as a public park.

Zilker Park includes the popular Barton Springs Municipal Pool that is fed by 4 natural bubbling springs that remain an invigorating 68-70° temperature year-round. Visitors can lounge in the shade of pecan trees or sunbathe on the grassy banks that line the pool. Over 800,000 visitors annually are attracted to the historical springs and acreage that were purchased in 1837 by William Barton who named 3 of the springs for his daughters. The springs changed ownership many times before the property was purchased by Andrew Zilker in 1901. He sold the springs and a 50-acre parcel to the city in 1917, stipulating usage as a public park and later sold an additional 300 acres that become Zilker Park. The city expanded Barton Springs Pool by damming the springs and adding sidewalks in 1920 and the pool has been a major outdoor attraction since then. Interesting note—renowned actor/director Robert Redford learned to swim at age 5 in Barton Springs Pool!

Today it is a federally protected natural habitat as well as municipal swimming pool, only minutes from Downtown Austin. The Barton Springs salamander is a species unique to the Springs and found nowhere else on earth. Events include the annual New Year’s Polar Bear Splash and monthly Full Moon Swims.The Barton Creek Greenbelt that runs through South Austin is ideal for athletes and anyone desiring outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering (free climbing to a height no more than 15 ft), swimming, or just relaxing in a hammock or on a boulder. The trail head is near Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park.Also of historic significance is central Austin’s Deep Eddy Pool, a traditional swimming pool that is the oldest in Texas. Deep Eddy began as a swimming hole formed by a boulder eddy in the Colorado River that was developed into a resort with a concrete pool by A.J. Ailers in 1915. Attractions and amenities were added to the original bathing beach, pool, and bathhouse.

Two weeks after the city of Austin bought the property in 1935, a major flood of the Colorado River wrecked the facilities and filled the pool with mud. The pool was cleaned up and bathhouse rebuilt and reopened to the public the following year. Deep Eddy Pool is listed on The National Register of Historical Places (NRHP).The Colorado River of Texas is an 800-mile river that drains 15% of the state. Its headwaters are in northwest Texas and as it winds its way through the state, the river runs through Buchanan Lake in the north and O.H. Ivie Lake in the west, and cuts across the capitol city of Austin.

The Colorado River provides Austin’s supply of municipal water. Lady Bird Lake was formed by damming the Lower Colorado River in Downtown Austin. No motorboats are allowed on Lady Bird Lake making it ideal for kayaks, canoes, SUPs, dragon boats (a paddle boat that originated in the Pearl River Delta of China and has been gaining popularity around the world), and paddleboard yoga, a sport enjoyed by Austin residents. Lake Austin was also formed by dams along the Lower Colorado; motorized boats are allowed and therefore the lake has greater boat traffic. Pontoon boats, ski boats, speedboats, and more run along Lake Austin’s corridors.

Restaurants along the lake offer dock and dine, such as Hula Hut, Abel’s on the Lake, Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, and Emma Long Metropolitan Park has shoreside camping. Austin is renowned for its rivers and lakes and the surrounding Texas Hill Country that is crisscrossed by many waterways, springs, and swimming holes. Krause Springs in Spicewood, TX are only 30 miles west of Austin.Lake Travis at nearly 19,000 acres is the largest lake in Austin and extremely popular with area residents and visitors. The lake has over 271 miles of shoreline and is a very deep lake at 210 ft, allowing SCUBA diving in addition to boating and fishing, paddling, and swimming. All types of watercraft frequent Lake Travis—sailboats, motor yachts, recreational lake fishing boats, racing boats, party barges, houseboats. With so much boat traffic, canoes, kayaks, and SUPs tend to hug the shoreline and the lake’s numerous coves. Parks around the lake offer onshore recreation like hiking and camping. Several restaurants around Lake Travis offer dock and dine facilities.

Fabulous resorts—The Reserve at Lake Travis, Lake Travis Tree Houses, The Hollows, Casa de Sol Lake Travis B&B, Lake Travis Tree Lodge, and other lodging options make the lake a favorite destination.Lake Walter E Long in the Walter E Long Metropolitan Park is a 1,200-acre lake for recreational boating, jet skiing, swimming, plus hiking and biking in the park. Amenities include two sand volleyball courts, picnic sites, tables, grills, and restrooms. Impounded in 1967 as a cooling reservoir for the power plant on Decker Creek. The lake and park are managed by the City of Austin and is only 12 miles east of Downtown Austin. An expansive Master Plan is in the works for major improvements to transform this 3,695-acre park that includes the lake and surrounding land, into a major recreational attraction.The Downtown Austin Congress Avenue Bridge that crosses the Colorado River just west of Lady Bird Lake, is also known as “Bat Bridge” for the phenomenon of 100s of thousands of bats pouring out from the bridge at sunset! Local people and visitors line the bridge and viewing areas for the spectacle of the bats’ nightly show, as they fly off in a huge cloud to feast on mosquitos and other pests over Lady Bird Lake. 

There are over 40 Farmers Markets in Austin and metro area offering a feast for the eyes--beautifully displayed fresh produce, flowers, coffee, musical entertainment, and more for a true taste of Austin! Among the weekend’s best are Boggy Creek Farm in East Austin, a no-till urban farm since 1992, using a method that preserves the natural soil organisms (HSOs), rather than chemical fertilizers. Barton Creek Farmers Market is located at the Barton Creek Square mall with a view of the Downtown Austin skyline and features live music, fresh bread, fresh cheeses, milk, and farm fresh produce along with specialty foods. SFC Farmers Market/Downtown at Republic Square features food, drink, and arts vendors for farm fresh eggs, locally brewed kombucha and much more. SFC Farmers Market at Sunset Valley in South Austin features live bands, Native Roots homemade tamales and salsa, free-range eggs, microgreens, seasonal veggies, and fruits. The Texas Farmers Market at Mueller Lake Park is a vast market that includes a food truck park, along with food, produce, and craft vendors.

JBG Farmstand / Johnson’s Backyard Garden are 20 minutes east of Austin in Garfield, TX. Shop direct from farm for veggies, herbs, and flowers. Lone Star Farmers Market at the Hill Country Galleria, with over 40 booths, offers artisan goods, local produce, and prepared goods.Austin is known for at least 35 historic sites such as the historic Scoot Inn which opened 1871 in the heart of Austin. It is the oldest continuously operating beer joint in Central Texas. Scoot Inn still hosts all genres of live music, typically an eclectic mix of indie bands and features a dance floor. Austin’s oldest bar Scholz Garten, founded in 1866, is the place to celebrate University of Texas football wins, a tradition dating back to 1893. The Driskill hotel built in 1886 by cattle rancher Jesse Driskill was recently restored to its elegant Texas magnificence. The hotel’s Driskill Bar was rated “Best in Texas.” The legendary Hole in the Wall storefront stage and bar has been located across from University of Texas campus since 1974. The Paramount Theater is a 100-year-old performing arts venue in Downtown Austin.

Also in Downtown is the Texas State Capitol built in the late 1800s and the Texas Capitol Visitors Center housed in the renovated 1987 General Land Office Building.Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the Prairie School-style Anthony & Louise Viaer Alumni Hall of the 24-acre campus of Huston-Tillotson University, a private university established in 1875.  Austin’s oldest institute of higher education was originally Tillotson College and merged with Huston in 2005 to become Huston-Tillotson University. Bullock Museum features the history and culture of Texas with interactive exhibits and an IMAX theater. Austin’s iconic “Moontowers” are 165-ft lamp towers built 1894-1895 to provide nighttime illumination for residents. They are mentioned in the 1993 cult classic, “Dazed and Confused” and are the inspiration for the Moontower Comedy Festival. Listed on the NRHP.90-acre Pioneer Farms is a living history park demonstrating the Texas pioneer life of the 1800s with authentically costumed guides.

The Mount Bonnell landmark along Lake Austin on the Colorado River has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850s. Lady Bird Lake, created by damming the Colorado River in 1960, is great for kayaks and other paddle watersports. The Lake’s shoreline features the Ann & Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail. The Tejano Walking Trail is a 5-mile route through the historically Hispanic East Cesar Chavez neighborhood of historic homes, schools, churches, parks and green spaces, and public art.With so much to commend the city of Austin, it’s no wonder that Austin and outlying area ranks fourth in total population growth in America and #1 in growth rate among metro areas with a population greater than 1 million.