I'm looking at a 1988 36' Runaway being sold in Cape May, I never fished on one of these boats but always liked the looks. Made up in Pt.Pleasant dureing the 80's and maybe into the early 90's I'm not sure how long the company was in business, but I always stopped and looked at the two of them in our marina. They definetly have the looks of a boat made to fish in our NE waters, they have a heavy keeled hull, nice wide beam, it has a really nice raised bridge which you have two steps to get to the helm, it not only gives you a nice view of the water when running but the room in the engine compartment is the best I've ever seen on a boat even much bigger then this one. It was repowered in 2009 with Cummins 6CTA8.3M3's which we're in a bit of a debate over the actual HP, the owner listed them as tuned down to 350hp and that is what is on his survey sheet, but I think they are the fixed mechinical power 450hp versions and the surveyer may have made a typo. We're not sure if they could have tuned the 450's down to 350hp from the factory in order not to work the engines as hard. With the boat's weight and size and the performnance numbers he's getting it seems like they are 450hp, but we're checking on it. Either way they are excellent engines with only 90 hrs on them, it also has a new generator in 09, and a new tuna tower from 09. Xeon underwater lighting system,new lifeboat and many other upgrades. It's kind of a blend of a Express,DE and Convertible in one boat. With the keeled hull the boat's a rock on the drift even with the full tower, great ride and economical fuel burn as well, 370gs of fuel gives it plenty of range.It also has a huge fishbox which could actually hold 10-12 80lb tuna with plenty of room for ice to brine them in. It could very well be a great fit for us to move into, what input I've gotten so far has been excellent just looking for some additional opinions from anyone who has fished on them or owned one. I'm sure quite a few of you guys have seen the boat in BZL the owner had planned to run charters on the weekends but his plans have changed and just doesn't have the time to use the boat so he;'s selling it. We may even be able to work a partial trade of our 2011 20' Onslow Bay/Skimmer so he still has a boat he can trailer and talke the family out on when he does have time to fish. Any input? Still can't make any moves until our Albe sells we're hopeing for more action as spring gets closer. We may have a new buyer but just never know until the money is in our hands if it is sold or not.