I pass by this launch on my morning run, it would probably be described as a runabout with it's design rooted in the late 1950's or early 60's. It looks like plywood construction and none the worse for that, with a vee bottom hull form she looks to be smooth riding and seaworthy. You can imagine the throaty roar of a big capacity inboard engine with plenty of power to get you where you want to go, not especially "green" in these environmentally obsessed days but a lot of fun.
In my mind it has elegant proportion and line, lacking in ornamentation, giving it a timeless, functional beauty.
If I were in the market for a motorboat something like this would be on the short list.
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