2010 is almost upon us and here at TrailerBoat we’re delighted to finally put our new prize boat through its paces. Up for grabs is a new Coastryder 6m Hardtop Fisherman package valued at more than $70,000, so check out the full test in Trailerboat #251. And while you’re at it, see how you can enter into the draw.

Of course, if you think that’s something, wait until you see our next issue. Anyone in the market for a new boat should race down to their local newsagency on January 6, and pick up TrailerBoat magazine #252, because it contains 40 pages of TrailerBoat Best Buys for 2009.

This special feature is the year in review. It’s a snapshot of the best boats we tested throughout the year, and it’s an excellent buyer’s guide, so you can compare "apples with apples" so to speak.

Also on test in the same issue are three new boats in the 7.7m Commodore Abrolhos Series, which includes a cabin-boat, a centre console, and a centre-cabin vessel. The new Bass Strait Boats then go under the microscope, our WA correspondent Mike Brown checks out the latest Goldstar Excalibur 7000, and I take a close look at the new Fi-Glass range from New Zealand.

Issue number 252 truly is a top guide for boat buyers, so make sure you grab a copy.

Ian Macrae,
Editor at Large


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