1st: "Sea-Doo Spark" by Jeff Hemmel (Boating, June)
Judge Carol Cronin writes, "The Spark test is a very helpful review for potential buyers, showing off both strengths and potential weaknesses. Best of all, its playful tone matches the intended audience."
Merit Certificates: "A Test of Time" by Daniel Harding (Yachting, Nov.)
"Going Her Own Way" by Patrick Sciacca (Yachting, Aug.).