Magazines hand out boating awards


Trailer Boats magazine announced the winners of its second annual Excellence in Design awards.

Trailer Boats Excellence in Design award winners for 2010 are featured in the January issue of Trailer Boats magazine, with Web coverage going live in early January.

From the winners in each category, the editors will select the 2010 Trailer Boats Excellence in Design Zenith Award recipient, which will be featured on the cover of the March issue of Trailer Boats magazine.

Trailer Boats magazine is part of Affinity Boating Media, which also includes Boating Industry, Powerboat and Your Guide to Towing.

Click here for the full list of winners.

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Cruising World announced the winners of its 17th annual Boat of the Year awards.

Topping this year's list of winners were the J/95 and the Leopard 38. The J/95 won the Domestic Boat of the Year award and the Leopard was named Import Boat of the Year.

Four other boats also won awards from an independent panel of experts who inspected and tested 18 nominated boats following the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.

Decisions were based on extensive dockside inspections and sea trials of the boats. All of the winners, along with the rest of the 2010 nominees and several other boats reviewed by the magazine's editors, will be featured in the January issue of Cruising World.

Cruising World is published monthly by Bonnier Corp.

Click here for the full list of winners.


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