Stabicraft’s 2250 Ultracab WT (Walk-Thru), with its distinctly distinctive walk-through forward raking pilot house form, has been awarded a prestigious ‘Best of the Best Red Dot Award for global product design in 2021.
Designed for the American market in the Pacific Northwest, the Stabicraft 2250 Ultracab WT has gained popularity for its unimpeded access to the bow. The Walk-Thru allows easy access to the foredeck, and that in combination with lean-forward glass is a demonstration of Stabicraft’s commitment to customer-centric design.
Stabicraft visionary Paul Adams said this model took perseverance. “Being an iterative design process, it transformed over four years into what it is today. This award is an excellent affirmation for the Stabicraft design team. The Ultracab WT gives the customer what they want and more, in a way they haven’t seen before.”
Akin to the Oscars of product design, the Red Dot Awards are among the world’s largest design competitions. Twenty international professionals judge thousands of submissions on innovation, feasibility and functionality. In 2016 Stabicraft won a category Red Dot for the Stabicraft 1600 Fisher – Carbon.
The ‘Best of Best’ Red Dot awards are only given to the standout in any given category. Some years none are awarded. Winners are often globally recognised names – last year, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and the Honda E Electric car won ‘Best of Best’ Red Dots.
In 2020 there were over 6500 entries from 60 countries, 1644 entries won some form of award, but only the top 1.2% won ‘Best of the Best awards.