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2008 J.D. Power and Associates Boat Rankings

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The J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Boat Competitive Information Study examines overall customer satisfaction based upon performance in eight factors: cabin; engine; ride and handling; helm and instrument panel; design and styling; sound system; water sports; and fishing. While J.D. Power and Associates has an overall boat ranking list, here are the top boats in each segment:

Bass Boats

  1. Bass Cat

  2. Ranger

  3. Triton

Coastal Fishing Boats

  1. Grady-White

  2. Boston Whaler

  3. Triton

Express Cruisers

  1. Regal

  2. Sea Ray

Small Runabouts (16 - 19 ft.)

  1. Regal

  2. Sea Ray

  3. Chaparral

Large Runabouts (20 - 29 ft.)

  1. Cobalt

  2. Regal

  3. Four Winns

Pontoon Boats

  1. Manitou

  2. Bennington

  3. Harris FloteBote and Premier (tied)

Ski/Wakeboard Boats

  1. Correct Craft and MasterCraft (tied)

  2. Malibu
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