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Designed for ease on the Water.

A runabout is a term used to describe a variety of power boats, namely Deck Boats, Bowriders and Jet Boats. Normally between 14’ to 33’, Runabouts are used for a number of activities such as, Fishing, Day Cruising, Tubing and beginner levels of Water Sports. As Runabouts tend to be smaller and lighter in size, they are generally inexpensive to buy, easy to operate and maintain.

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Runabout FAQ

Is a Runabout good for families?

A runabout boat is a smaller powerboat that usually seats between four to eight people making it an ideal and highly versatile family boat. Being classed as a multi purpose boat, a Runabout is likely to be one of the most enjoyable and cost-effective boat buying options available.

As all brands vary, so do the prices, but the average price of a new Runabout is around $35,000 There are plenty of used Runabout Boats on Boatcrazy to choose from starting as low as $3,499

As Runabouts are generally smaller in size and are of a simple design, they tend to be fairly low maintenance.

Depending on the size model, up to 6 people is considered its capacity.

There are many advantages of a Runabout, not only are they low maintenance, but they are inexpensive to operate and light making them easy to tow and also easy to launch. With a huge range of choices on the market, they tend to be relatively inexpensive to buy. Find your next Runabout on Boatcrazy.

As it is a relatively small boat, there are a few limitations. A Runabout is not really recommended to use in big seas or heavy weather conditions, they are more suited to use in waterways or in larger bodies of water if the weather is very good. As they often have limited fuel capacity, experienced water sport enthusiasts may need a more powerful boat giving a larger range of power.

Generally the speed of a Runabout ranges around 25 knots or 28mph.