About Lake Travis
Lake Travis is 63.75 miles long, and its maximum width is 4.5 miles. The lake covers 18,929 acres, and its capacity is 1,953,936 acre-feet. The lake is considered full at an elevation of 681.1 msl. At this elevation the lake contains 382,092,882,600 gallons of water. There are 270 miles of shoreline around the lake. It has a maximum depth of 210 and an average depth of 62 feet. The lake’s historic high level is 710.4 feet msl on December 25, 1991. Its historic low level is 614.2 feet msl on August 14 1951.
Lake Travis was created by the impounding of the Colorado River by the construction of Mansfield Dam in 1937- 41. The dam is 266.41 feet high. The length is 7,089.39 feet. At the base it is 213 feet thick. Ranch Road 620 built on top of the dam and the adjoining protective walls bring the actual height of the dam to 274 feet. The top of the dam is 750 feet msl. Its spillway elevation is 714 feet msl. At this elevation the lake contains 636,691,999,536 gallons of water. It has 3 Pen Stocks which divert water to 3 turbines with a total electrical generating capacity of 93,000 kw. The Dam has 24 floodgates at 4,770 cfs each. Each floodgate is 8.5 feet in diameter.
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The Marina itself employs 10 full-time employees and 12 seasonal employees all dedicated to making your experience at Hurst Harbor Marina an enjoyable one.
Native Austinite, Roland Adams has been involved with the marinas on Lake Travis since his college days back in 1986. He spent several summer breaks working at Lakeway Marina as a ski boat driver. After school, Roland took a marina position on the north shore of the lake at Riviera Marina and worked his way from dock hand, to fork lift driver, and eventually marina manager. During the seven years at Riviera, Roland helped maintain an average of 98% occupancy and overseeing many property improvements projects.
Roland took a different type of boating job in late 1997. He started selling boats at The Ski Dock, a local boat dealership, earning many awards and sales records during his twelve years there. Roland gained national sales recognition in 2007 when he was asked by Chaparral Boats to assist in their national sales training efforts.
Missing the marina way of life, he found his way back as an assistant manager at the Suntex property, Hurst Harbor Marina in 2009 and was quickly promoted to general manager a few months later. Under tremendous hardship of the statewide drought of 2009, 2011 and 2012, Roland led his team through some very difficult years. Roland provides invaluable support to each of the department managers, supervises the daily operations of the marina, and is responsible for the related profit centers, accounting, human relations, and advertising and member relations.
Since starting at Hurst Harbor, Roland has been elected to the board of the Marina Association of Texas and appointed to the board of the Highland Lakes Group.
A devoted father, Roland enjoys boating, snowboarding, camping and other activities with his wife, daughter and son. He is also an avid fisherman, golfer and loves to scuba dive every chance he gets.
Scott Voges has been a leader in the marine service industry for over 22 years. Scott started his career in the marine business at Canyon Lake Marina in 1990, where he gained certifications from Mercury and OMC motors. He worked closely with the marina rental business maintaining the fleet and managing daily operations.
In the mid 90′s he moved to Lake of the Ozarks,Missouri to work with Big Thunder Marine. Scott was the service and warranty writer for Baja and Skater boats. Scott joined the race team with Big Thunder and traveled all over the US as a team technician.
He moved back toTexas in 2000 and joined the team at the oldest dealership in Austin, Boat Town, a MasterCraft, Cobalt, and Fourwinns dealer. As Service Manager, Scott was responsible for tripling sales in the 10 years he was at Boat Town. During this time , Scott also became active in the area wakeboard scene and helped organize the area’s most popular 360 wakeboard club.
Scott Lives in the Lakeway area and enjoys boating, wakeboarding and camping with his wife and daughter.
Prior to Hurst Harbor Marina and Crosswater Yacht Club, Ms. Tibbetts worked for eight years as the Office Manager for Marine Innovations, an international outdoor elevator corporation based in northern Minnesota.
Her responsibilities include full-charge Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Financial Management and Human Resource Management.
Ms. Tibbetts attended Fergus Falls College where she graduated with an Associates of Accounting degree. She also holds a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University.
Sylvia resides in Austin, Texas with her family.
Prior to Hurst Harbor Marina, Linda Engelhardt was store manager for Goodwill Industries of Central Texas for 4 years. Within the first year, she exceeded store budget by 12% and cut payroll by 2%. In the second year, she exceeded store budget by 9% and cut payroll expenses 3%.
In the third year, Linda opened a new retail store and was responsible for ordering and setting up all fixtures, creating initial store budget, hiring and training 25 new employees; then she assumed the store manager role and was able to exceed budget the first month and throughout the year.
Prior to Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, Linda Engelhardt worked as Store Manager for Speed Stop for 5 years in a high-volume store. Duties included but were not limited to ordering merchandise, controlling inventory, adjusting payroll and organizing schedules to meet established budgets.
Linda Engelhardt was also one of the original owners of Hurst Harbor dating back to the late 70’s and early 80’s. She has been a resident of Lake Travis since 1975.