About Us

Hurst Harbor Marina is on Lake Travis which 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.

For more information on Lake Travis, please visit the links below:

LakeTravis.com →

Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Website →

Our Team

Roland Adams – General Manager

Native Austinite, Roland Adams has been involved with the boating industry on Lake Travis since his college days starting in 1986. He spent several summer breaks working at Lakeway Marina as a dock hand and ski boat driver. After school, Roland took another marina job on the north shore of Lake Travis at Riviera Marina and worked his way from dockhand to forklift driver, and eventually the marina manager. During this time, Roland was very involved in the Marina Association of Lake Travis. Upon the sale of Riviera to new owner and operator, he took a different type of boating job in 1997 selling boats at The Ski Dock of Austin Texas. During the 12 years as the top salesman at The Ski Dock, he earned many sales awards and records. While employed at the Ski Dock, Roland was also asked by Chaparral Boats to assist in their national sales training efforts.

Missing the marina way of life, he found his way back as the General Manager at a Suntex Marinas property, Hurst Harbor Marina on Lake Travis in 2009. Under tremendous hardship of the drought of 2009 and then again from 2011 through 2015, Roland led his team through some very difficult years. In 2013 Suntex Marinas called on Roland to help construct the newest marina on Lake Travis, Crosswater Yacht Club. The ground-up construction of the 247 slips, parking lot and store started late 2012 and finished spring of 2013. CYC has since won Marina of the Year in Texas along with Clean Marina of the year three times. Built during the longest drought recorded since the impounding of Lake Travis, the marina was designed to perform at most any water level. Through a service-based philosophy, Roland and his team have almost doubled the value of the property from the initial investment to the estimated value today in just 5 years.

Roland and his team were asked by Suntex Marinas to champion the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2013. FOH is a scholarship foundation that awards to children and spouses of fallen and wounded soldiers. With the conviction of the marina staff and events planned throughout the year, the marina has led the entire Suntex Marina company with overall fundraising results from 2014 to 2018. The total raised for FOH since 2013 to date stands at $322,000 which translates to roughly 62 scholarships. Since taking over as general manager of HHM, Roland has been elected to the board of the Marina Association of Texas, and now is the sitting President of the organization, sits on the board of the Central Texas Chapter of the Folds of Honor. He also was asked to and sat on the Central Texas Water Coalition Business development committee 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.

Connect with Roland: [email protected]

Nick Shepherd – Operations Manager

Nick Shepherd is the Operations Manager at Hurst Harbor Marina.  He started working at marinas on Lake Travis in 1995 and has not stopped since. With over 20 years of marine forklift operation experience, as well as marina maintenance, your needs and boat will be well taken care of.

Nick is originally from San Jose, California, but has lived in Austin most of his life, graduating from Anderson High School.  He is married and has four children spanning 10 years in ages.  In addition to long walks on the beach, Nick enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

Connect with Nick:  [email protected]

Terry Cox – Service Manager

Terry Cox has lived in the Austin area since 1969. His boating career began in high school when he worked part-time for Sailing Imports. Terry began racing sailboats on Lake Travis in 1975 with Mark Rylander and Rod Malone, and at Texas State Technical Institute in Waco, he piloted a 107 foot, 98 gross ton, true sternwheel riverboat called The Brazos Queen.

After graduation, he returned to Austin and went to work for the Sail, Trail, and Ski Center, which later became Sail & Ski, where he ran the service department for 23 years. During his tenure, his department grew from a two-man operation to one of the largest dealership service departments in Central Texas.

After leaving Sail & Ski, he worked for Travis Boating Center, Tracker Marine, Magnum Trailers, Central Texas Water Sports, and Eriksen Marine, all before finding and calling Hurst Harbor Marina home. His 35+ years of experience spans a wide range of boats, but his specialty is sport cruisers and yachts.

Terry is a devoted family man – married to his wife Cindy and has two grown children, Candice and William.

Connect with Terry: [email protected]

Zachary Harris – Office Manager/Marina Accountant

Raised in Norfork, AR right on Norfork Lake in the Ozark Mountains, Zach has lake water running through his veins. At the age of 14, he took a position as a Dockhand at Jordan Marina on Norfork Lake and continued to work there throughout high school and the summers and holidays during college. During his ten years at Jordan Marina, Zach learned all about the ups and downs of the marina business, becoming an increasingly relied upon part of the team with each year of growth. He received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, and Biology from Lyon College in 2013 and his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2014. After graduation, Zach took a position with a CPA firm in Mountain Home, AR and worked there for two and a half years.

Looking for a new adventure, he moved to the Austin area in 2017 and joined the CYC team.  Not being your average Accountant made Zach is a perfect fit with the CYC team. He has immense knowledge of marina operations coupled with a love for the water like no other.  He owns two boats of his own and has his PADI Rescue Scuba Diver certification. When he’s not working, he loves riding his motorcycle, golfing, disc golfing, skiing, fishing, hunting, and bowling.

Connect with Zachary: [email protected]