#5079--RIVIERA: A 17-Ft. Inboard Runabout
by William D. Jackson
You can do more than just wish that you had a sleek, powerful, mahogany-decked runabout like Riviera. By constructing it yourself you can turn out this eye-appealing 38-mph boat that will be the pride of the lake and a treat to ride in, yet spend only 1/5 the price of even modest boats of the same size and power. You can further fit Riviera to your pocketbook by bargain hunting and using just the amount of trim you wish. Although Riviera is up to date in design and is built to provide years of dependable service, the same construction techniques are used that have proven themselves over and over in home-builder boat projects.