Mahogany Speedboat

This is a typical recreational speedboat available from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Their good quality and reasonable price made boating a popular pastime with middle-class America. The availability of cheaper and more durable materials, such as aluminum and fiberglass, ended the age of the mahogany boat in the 1950s.


Subassemblies: Medium Boat chassis with Wooden option +3.

Powertrain: 118-kW gasoline engine with 118-kW screw prop and 30-gallon standard fuel tank [Body].

Occ.: 1 XCS, 5 XPS Body

Cargo: 18 Body



All: 2/2W



Size: 19'x6'x2' Payload: 0.69 tons Lwt.: 4.1 tons

Volume: 56 Maint.: 184 hours Cost: $1,180

HT: 12. HPs: 375 Body.

wSpeed: 24 wAccel: 4 wDecel: .7 (2.7) wMR: 0.1 wSR: 2

Draft: 1.7'. Flotation Rating: 6.72 tons.


Design Notes:

There are no deviations from the MVDS.



A myriad of boats by different manufacturers were available. This design represents an amalgamation of information collected on a number of them.


From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic