- History

design sketch1920 by Nelson Zimmer

animated impression 2005

The Runabout is a model that became popular in the 1920's in the US. Typical are the fluid shapes, the long/stretched foredeck, and the engine upfront. A few designs have reached eternal life, like the 'Palm Beach Runabout' by Nelson Zimmer. Completely made out of oak, mahogany, and copper details. A 150 HP engine gave it a 40 knot speed