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Runabouts

Runabouts

A RUNABOUT is any small motor-boat, holding between four and twelve people, and capable of moving easily about on top of the water. They are traditionally planing hulls with a vee hull design. Runabouts can be used in racing, for pleasure activities like fishing and water sports, or as a tender for larger vessels. Some common runabout boats are BOW RIDER, CENTER CONSOLE, CUDDY CABIN and WALKAROUND.

The first popular runabouts were originally small, fast, varnished wooden boats. Many were created to take advantage of outboard motors such as the first Evinrude, introduced in 1909. To gain speed, a runabout's hull shape was designed to take advantage of hydroplaning rather than displacing large quantities of water to move forward.

Modern Vee hull design is credited to John L. Hacker who started Hacker Boats in 1908. He was a pioneering naval architect who developed many innovations, like the 'VEE-bottom hull'. John Hacker's brilliant designs became the model which virtually all subsequent runabouts are based.  Runabouts have been built out of wood, aluminum, plastic and fiberglass.  Fiberglass-reinforced plastic materials are extensively used in the construction of modern runabout boats to reduce weight, minimize maintenance, and maximize ride and performance.

Top Searched Bowriders in 2010: Baytiner 160 OB | Yamaha 242 Limted S | Regal 2300 | Bayliner 180 OB | Yamaha SX210 | Formula 290 | Bayliner 175 | Yamaha AR210 | Yamaha AR 240 | Bayliner 195 [source: Boattest.com]

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  1. Side view
    Overall Length: 19 feet
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    List Price: $3,495.00
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  2. Used 210 Classic With Mercruiser 220 HP 5.0L Motor and Trailer
    Overall Length: 21 feet
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    $13,500.00
  3. Used 160 Bow Rider With Mercury 60 hp 2-stroke and Trailer
    Overall Length: 16 feet
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    $8,295.00
  4. Used 1850 LS Capri with 190 HP 4.3L Mercruiser motor and Trailer
    Overall Length: 18 feet
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    $6,795.00
  5. Used 185 BR With 4.3L 190 HP Mercruiser and Galvanized Trailer
    Overall Length: 18 feet
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    $17,995.00
  6. Used 225 Sundowner With 265 5.7L Volvo Penta and Trailer
    Overall Length: 25 feet
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    $13,695.00
  7. 175 Bow Rider with 135 HP 3.0L Mercruiser Motor and Galvanized Trailer
    Overall Length: 17 feet
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    $21,689.00
  8. Used Quantum 170V W/ 3.0L 135 HP Mercruiser and Trailer
    Overall Length: 17 feet
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    $3,994.00
  9. VR5 W/ 220 HP 4.3L Mercruiser and Galvanized Trailer
    Overall Length: 20 feet
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    $31,368.00
  10. Discovery 195 W/ 3.0 135 HP Mercruiser and Trailer
    Overall Length: 19 feet
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    $12,800.00
  11. Used 2050 Bow Rider W/ Trailer and 4.3L Alpha 1 250 HP Mercruiser
    Overall Length: 19 feet
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    $3,900.00
  12. Freedom F190 With MerCruiser 4.3 L/EC 180hp
    Overall Length: 19 feet
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    $27,693.00
  13. 207 SS
    1986 Stingray

    207 SS

    Overall Length: 20 feet
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    $7,994.00
  14.  HORIZON 210
    1988 Four Winns

    HORIZON 210

    Overall Length: 21 feet
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    List Price: $5,995.00
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  15. Manufacture Photo. Model photos coming soon.
    Overall Length: 24 feet
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    $19,997.00

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