Trailer Boats magazine reveals 2009 design winners

CARSON, CALIF. – Trailer Boats magazine has announced the winners in the 2009 “Excellence in Design” awards program, which seeks to define and recognize what is truly outstanding in boat design, the magazine reported in a release this morning.

Trailer Boats Excellence in Design award winners for 2009 are featured in the magazine’s January issue, which goes on sale next week, with Web coverage going live on in early January 2009. 
“We congratulate and thank all of this year’s winners for pushing the envelope for boat design,” said Publisher/Editorial Director Jim Hendricks. “It is this kind of vision and risk-taking that the Trailer Boats Excellence in Design awards program is intended to recognize.”

The 2009 Trailer Boats Excellence in Design award winners include:

  • Bowriders
    Chaparral 226 SSi Wide Tech
    Four Winns SL222
    Larson LXi 258
  • Deckboats
    Caravelle Crossover 240
    Sea Ray 230 Sundeck
  • Cruisers & Cuddies
    Azure AZ 275
    Doral Venezia
    Sea Ray 270 Sundancer
  • Sportjets
    Sea-Doo 230 Challenger SP
    Yamaha 232 Limited S
  • Saltwater Fishboats
    Boston Whaler 250 Outrage
    Mako 18 LTS
  • Freshwater Fishboats
    Crestliner 1850 Raptor
    Ranger Z520 Comanche
    Skeeter 22i-Class
  • Towboats
    MasterCraft Maristar 235
    Nautique Crossover 216
    Supra Launch 21V
  • Styling
    Formula 270 Bowrider
    Malibu Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V
    Regal 2100 Fastrac
  • Value
    Crownline 195SS
    Stingray 225LR
    Trophy 2206 Dual Console
  • Boats Under $25,000
    Bayliner 185 Bowrider
    Polar Kraft Bass Series TX 175 Pro
    Pro-Lite 20cc
  • Editor’s Choice
    Century 2350 DC
    Hydra-Sports 4100 Vector Sport Fish
    Scout 145 Hybrid
  • From this field, the editors will select the 2009 Trailer Boats Excellence in Design Zenith Award recipient, with the winner to be featured on the cover of the March 2009 issue of Trailer Boats magazine.

    Now entering its 38th year, Trailer Boats has set itself apart – both in print and online at – with the most refined tests and detailed information available to boaters today, serving as the essential resource for trailer boating enthusiasts of all levels. The award-winning publication is part of Affinity Boating Media, which also includes Boating Industry, Powerboat, BWB (Bass & Walleye Boats), WaterCraft World, Purely Pontoons, and Your Guide to Towing.

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