This Lake runabout has been built all over the world with outstanding results. You can find a great deal of information and pictures in our launching gallery. It is a simple boat to build, taking about 100 hours to build the hull. If you are supplying all the materials yourself, it will cost you about $4,000 for a finished boat. We have put together custom kits for this boat and if you would like a quote, please give us a call or use our contact form and we are happy to explore that with you. Fair warning though, a full kit for this boat is about 1,000 lbs.
Admit it, you've thought about it, maybe even dreamed about it. You may have even gone as far as going shopping for one. When you saw that $30,000 dollar price tag, the dream died. Well dream on. This Mahogany runabout was designed with the home builder in mind. All of the construction has been simplified without compromising quality one bit. All of our plans are large scale D and E size printings with construction manuals. Whether you are painting the bottom with a brightwork deck or brightwork throughout, this boat is beautiful to look at, and handles well.
Laker Runabout Statistics
|Beam at Shear||58"|
The decking and seat finishing is limited only by your imagination. The traditional look is that of a high gloss finish over Mahogany, but they can be painted stained or indigenous woods like cyprus, teak or cherry from your area can be used. One of the biggest bonuses of building your own runabout is making it your own.
The plans take you from start to finish. This boat was also designed to take an outboard engine so dropping a 25 to 40 horsepower turns this hull into a stable, fast day of fun. We recommend a 40 hp engine.
Stop dreaming and just do it. You'll be glad you did!