Houston's Boat show is only slightly better than Austin's and doesn't compare to the San Diego or Seattle Boat shows for selection.
I went to look at Trawlers capable of doing the Loop.
I was some what disappointed, but I did discover the parameters that are acceptable to the Admiral, so that was a good thing.
There were six boats at the show worth considering for my planned cruise. The Nautic group had a 28 foot with a cuddy cabin with a shower, there was also a 40 foot boat with basically a master bed room and a kids room up forward.
LMC Marine had a better selection of boats from 25 to 40 feet all positioned together in a pod so you could walk between them. These were really set up for day trips, Although the forty foot boat was extremely nice with two major cabins below as well as a stand up shower with a door in the head.
The most intriguing boat that wasn't there was the compact 23 Pilot house a brochure for which was available at Lynn Sailboats. Too small for us to do the loop.
Every other boat at the show was either a fishing, Ski or Pontoon.
There was a Fold-a-boat there which I wanted to discuss with the booth attendant, but he was busy with his phone.
Still the admiral and I had a good time. I'll probably try to arrange a trip to one of the REAL boat shows soon.