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2009 J.D. Power and Associates Boat Rankings

The Best Boats of 2009

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The J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Boat Competitive Information Study is based on responses from 9,790 owners who registered a new boat between June 2007 and May 2008. It is divided into seven segments and rated on overall customer satisfaction based upon performance in eight factors. To see how the 2009 Best Boats ranked by category in the J.D. Power Boat Competitive Information Study, follow the links to each segment below.

Bass Boats

Bass Cat Cougar Advantage
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J.D. Power & Associates evaluated the best bass boats based upon the following criteria: overall satisfaction, quality & reliability, ride & handling, fishing, design & style, engine and helm & instrument.

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Coastal Fishing Boats (17 to 30 feet)

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J.D. Power & Associates evaluated the best coastal fishing boats based upon the following criteria: overall satisfaction, quality & reliability, ride & handling, fishing, sound system, design & style, engine and helm & instrument.

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Express Cruisers (24 to 33 feet)

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Photo courtesy Regal

J.D. Power & Associates evaluated the best express cruisers based upon the following criteria: overall satisfaction, quality & reliability, ride & handling, cabin, sound system, design & style, engine and helm & instrument.

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Small Runabouts (16 to 19 feet)

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J.D. Power & Associates evaluated the best small runabout based upon the following criteria: overall satisfaction, quality & reliability, ride & handling, water sports, sound system, design & style, engine and helm & instrument.

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Large Runabouts (20 to 29 feet)

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J.D. Power & Associates evaluated the best large runabout based upon the following criteria: overall satisfaction, quality & reliability, ride & handling, water sports, sound system, design & style, engine and helm & instrument.

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Pontoon Boats

Photo courtesy Bennington

J.D. Power & Associates evaluated the best pontoon boats based upon the following criteria: overall satisfaction, quality & reliability, ride & handling, fishing, sound system, design & style, engine and helm & instrument.

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Ski/Wakeboard Boats

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J.D. Powers & Associate evaluated the best ski and wakeboard boats based upon the following criteria: overall satisfaction, quality & reliability, ride & handling, water sports, sound system, design & style, engine and helm & instrument.

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