“Sea Flash”, a 1956 “Runabout” from Aristocraft

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The first thing one notices about the Aristocraft Runabout is the aeronautical styling that evokes automobiles of the 1950s, like the ’57 Cadillac Eldorado and the ’59 Chevrolet Impala. Its bold lines, light weight, and Mercury outboard suggest a sleek and sporty boat that lacks humility but not speed.