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October 10, 2005

RIBCRAFT Named Official RIB of the 2006 Sailing and Cruising World Boat the Year Contest

Marblehead, MA October 10, 2005 – RIBCRAFT today announced that it has been named the official RIB of the 2006 Sailing World and Cruising World Boat the Year Contests for a third year.

RIBCRAFT will provide RIBs to the Boat of the Year contest to serve as official support boats for the judges and editors as they evaluate the 2006 candidates. “The Boat of the Year contest evaluates some of the best new boats available to sailors”, remarked Matthew Velluto, RIBCRAFT’s Director of Marketing. He continued, “We are delighted to be working with Sailing World and Cruising World for a third year on this well respected, well orchestrated event”.

The 21’ and 25’ RIBCRAFTs supplied for the event are ideally suited for such a project because of their stability, ease of handling, and durability. With the need to approach the nominated boats while underway for loading and offloading judges, the RIBs’ inflatable tube is essential for protecting the candidates’ topsides from damage that could result from traditional hard sided boats.

Since 1985, Sailing and Cruising World have assembled top-notch panels of judges to evaluate and test the best new production sailing boats on the market. Immediately following the Annapolis Sailboat Show, the two magazines will evaluate sailboats ranging from 14’ to 45’ over the course of 4 days in the waters of Annapolis, Maryland.


About RIBCRAFT With twenty years experience, RIBCRAFT has gained an enviable worldwide reputation as one of the leading designers and builders of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for yacht clubs, law enforcement, safety professionals, and recreational boaters. Built to the strictest commercial grade standards, RIBCRAFT boats satisfy people who regard safety and performance as essential. With sizes starting at 15’, RIBCRAFT boats are built to go anywhere, do virtually anything and always perform. www.ribcraftusa.com

About Sailing World/ Cruising World Boat of the Year The Sailing World and Cruising World Boat of the Year trophies are presented to the overall winner of the contest and represents the best coastal and offshore cruising and performance sailboats available in North America. www.sailingworld.com www.cruisingworld.com

Contact: Matthew Velluto mvelluto@ribcraftusa.com
781.639.9065

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