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Runabout 45' - Electric pleasure boat

CompanyMarco Abbate Ph.D. Architect, Industrial & Yacht Designer
Lead DesignersMarco Abbate
Prize(s)Gold in Transportation / Nautical/Boats
Entry Description

Runabout 45 is a small craft designed for an owner that could use this one for pleasure, short trips or holiday. I have designed it thinking to a "sea lover" that is also sensible to the reduction of environmental impact of the motor yachts. This yacht has exterior lines characterized by classic shapes, an elegant architectural composition that is inspired to other classic design of famous small motor boats built by shipyards as Italian RIVA or CHRIS CRAFT. Despite these iconic roots, the boat could be build using innovative recycled materials and supported with electric propulsion system.


Marco Abbate is Licensed Architect, Ph.D. Yacht Designer for Sustainable Product, Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Technical Advisor at the Court of Bergamo, member at RINA-UK. I am a designer since 1989 and my interests range among building renovations, houses architecture, historical buildings restoration. As Industrial and FF&E designer, I drew cafes, restaurants, hotels and shops. Moreover, I designed safety helmets. As Ph.D.-Yacht Designer, I designed hybrid propelled boats, supported by photovoltaic technology, and conducted studies for removal architectural barriers aboard.

Awards and Prize

IDA Design Award - Silver Medal 2021
IDA Design Award - Silver Medal 2020
IDA Design Award - Gold Medal 2019
EPDA Design Award - Honorable Mentions 2020