This historical look at the origins and development of the runabout speedboat in America traces the growth of recreational power boating along with details about the boats that made the era so memorable. Learn about men like Chris Smith, Gar Wood, Horace Dodge, and others whose search for speed served as a catalyst for a new and popular pastime. Eventually, new materials and mass production brought the curtain down on this era of fast wooden boats, but they did not erase the artistry and innovation that the boats represent.

Classic American Runabouts: Wood Boats, 1915-1965 2005, Motorbooks International, Wisconsin

ISBN-13: 9780760319390

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