Dedicated to the art of boat building that honors the great craftsmen of the early mahogany boats, the Sputterbug Runabout was created in 2019 as a project to build a smaller runabout on a modern planing hull design. Having a love for wooden boats, I wanted to recreate classic mahogany runabout boat aesthetics, applying modern building techniques. To do so, I had to challenge myself to create a seaworthy boat and to get experience in boat wood craft.
The creative process of combining various hardwoods to develop this work expanded my knowledge of working with mahogany and exotic woods. My guiding principles were to make it light, make it strong, make it fast, and above all, make it beautiful.