BoatWiki - Definitions
A runabout can be defined in boating terms as a small mechanically powered boat. It is designed to move quickly through the water and typically carries less than six passengers.
The term runabout can encompass several different styles of boats. These can include closed bows, open bows, cuddy cabins, walkarounds, and center consoles. Runabouts are commonly used for water skiing, short excursions, and ship to shore operations.
Although certain exemptions may apply, runabouts must be registered and meet the same safety requirements as any other type of boat.
Operational requirements for runabouts are in general, similar to other types of small boats.
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5/17/2022 - Page initiated by Team BoatWiki.