If we examine the number of ways builders and designers defined the runabout during the past 80 years, we discover that the T29 R perpetuates the spirit without calling on too much of the past. In her sensuous lines and forms, we find hints of Riva and Gar Wood, but Bruce King, her designer, avoided direct quotes, save that of the tumblehome at the stern. King and Hinckley also avoided the temptation to draw on the past for the new boat's naval architecture. Her bottom is more Ray Hunt than Gar Wood, so she's a better sea boat by an order of magnitude. She also has a tiny, but usable, cabin forward of her luxurious sports car-inspired cockpit.