Couplemate, trailer boats win awards

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Couplemate recently received an award at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show and Trailer Boat magazine named the winners of its annual Excellence in Design Awards.

Couplemate of Australia, and its North America headquarters, received the Global Media Award for its all-new SUV Step at the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas.

The SUV Step is designed to provide convenience and support for trailer owners while serving as a safety precaution to prevent potential risk or injury. The SUV Step may be retrofitted on all existing Couplemate base plates.

The product has wide appeal for trailer owners in all market segments, including marine, the company said.

"The SUV Step has a great pedigree and follows in the Couplemate Trailer Guide tradition as both an industry innovator and a recognized award winner," company president Steve Wotherspoon said in a statement.

"We are all extremely pleased by this notable recognition made by leading journalists, especially at the very outset of our new product launch," he added. "It confirms to us that the product has strong consumer appeal and what we anticipate will be solid demand in the international and North American marketplace."

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Trailer Boats magazine announced 14 winners in its third annual Excellence in Design Awards.

The award winners for 2011 will be featured in the January issue of the magazine, which goes on sale Dec. 21, with Web coverage going live in early January.

"We salute all of this year's winners for their courage to invest in new and unique ideas, particularly in these challenging economic times," publisher/editorial director Jim Hendricks said in a statement. "It is this kind of risk-taking that the Trailer Boats Excellence in Design awards program is designed to recognize and reward."

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