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MotorBoating hands out 2008 honors

The editors of MotorBoating recently announced the winners of the magazine's 2008 “Best of the Year” awards.

All winners appear in the February issue and will be honored at a private reception at the Miami International Boat Show.

“Our Best of the Year awards recognize the absolute best, the top, the true innovators and trendsetters of the past year,” said Peter Janssen, editorial director of MotorBoating, in a statement. “These awards celebrate all elements of the boating life — hardware, people, places and events — and we congratulate all of this year’s winners.”

Award winners are Sea Ray's 43 Sundancer; Raymarine's A-Series electronics suite; Volvo Penta for its "green" IPS; Island Pilot's DSe Hybrid; CMD's Skyhook station-holding system; Bruce Kessler's FUBAR powerboat rally; Sea-Doo's GTX Limited iS 255 PWC; Hinckley's 37 Picnic Boat; Steyr Motors for its hybrid propulsion system; and the Coast Guard for a Bering Sea rescue in 30-knot winds and 20-foot swells.

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