A low-power, moderate-speed inboard runabout for protected waters. Designed for sawn frames and batten-seam planking.
Designed by Nelson Zimmer & John Hacker
LOA - 16'
Beam - 4' 6"
Draft - 6"
Displ. (at DWL) - 849 lbs.
Construction: Battened-seam planking over sawn frames
Skill level: Advanced
Plans include 5 sheets, plus 6 pages of additional notes from the designer.
MORE INFO ON THIS DESIGN:
Gentleman's Runabout was featured in Boat Design Quarterly #23.
Please note: the Westerbeke 26G engine spec'd in the plans is no longer manufactured. Alternatives are to select a similar size from a salvage yard, or with a light weight Yanmar diesel. You might even try biodiesel for fuel, to save your olfactories.
We understand that the 26G means 26 horsepower gas engine that weighed about 350 lbs with the transmission.