Rhode Runner - The CLC Runabout Configurations:
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Standard Configurations:
Complete Kit (with seats)
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$4349
Complete Kit (without seats)
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$4159
Alternative Configurations:

Wood Parts Only (with seats)
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$2999

Wood Parts Only (without seats)
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$2819

Full-Sized Plans & Builders Guide Only
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$249

PDF Download Full-Sized Plans & Builders Guide
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$199

Builders Guide Only - Print
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$35

Builders Guide Only - Emailed PDF
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$30
Additional Components:

Hull Hardware Package
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$469

Windshield Package
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$440

Steering Package
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$299

Electrical Package
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$298

Gas Tank
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$110

Motor Mount Pads
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$69

Drain Plug Kit
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$49

When we think about wooden boat traditions, the beautiful 1950s-era runabouts certainly have a prominent place in the traditions. We wanted one for ourselves, so we designed this small runabout of traditional style. The idea was to apply what we've learned about prefabricated stitch-and-glue boatbuilding to the complex (and beautiful) hull shapes of the past  

We chose the name "Rhode Runner" for this shapely and able boat, referencing the nearby Rhode River, site of decades of CLC prototype launches, photo shoots, and small boat symposia.

This is a CNC-cut stitch-and-glue design, requiring no building mold. Yet the hull has a striking, sculptural -- and fully functional -- shape. 

For now, the Rhode Runner will be sold as a CLC ProKit, suitable for confident builders with a couple of stitch-and-glue boats under their belts.  The complete kit can be assembled in 250-300 hours.  Full-size plans are also available for the scratch builder.   

In trials, we saw 24mph,  just under 21 knots, with a 25hp motor. The boat doesn't skid in turns, is well behaved in general, and is not much slowed by a crew of three adults. The deep sheer line in unusual in a retro runabout. She looks almost Norwegian at idle speed.

The kit includes CNC-milled grooves in the plywood deck, with dark cedar strips glued in, evoking the traditional runabout decking. Builders can choose the kit with integral wooden seats, or, for those who prefer aftermarket seats, without seats.

Here are the basic specs:

Length ...................... 14' - 9" (4.5m)
Beam ........................ 5'-5" (1.65m) 
Dry Weight ................ 350lbs (160kg)
Max Power ................. 25hp outboard (200lb, 91kg
Min Power .................. 15hp outboard
Motor Shaft Length ...... 20" (508mm)
Max Motor Weight ....... 200lbs (91kg)
Fuel Capacity .............. 6 US gal external (not included)
Passanger Capacity....... 4 adults
Max Payload ............... 1,000lbs (500kg) - (motor not included)
Hull type .................... LapStitch™ topsides w/ Vee bottom (12.5° deadrise at the transom)
Hull Materials .............. Plywood LapStitch™ construction, sheathed with fiberglass cloth & epoxy resins

Check out Rhode Runner's November 2020 Sea Trials