The Belle Isle is a 23' mahogany triple cockpit runabout designed by Ken Hankinson in 2002. It sports the traditional lines of a 1940's barrelback hull, utilizing the latest in epoxy construction technology to produce a strong and durable boat. Construction consists of mahogany frames and timbers with Okoume marine plywood for stem,transom, floor and inner planking. Planks are applied using the "cold mold" process in a double diagonal orientation. The outer layer on the topsides is Honduras Mahogany spiled to create an even number of strakes bow to stern. Power is supplied via a 350 MPI Mercruiser engine coupled to a Velvet Drive transmission. Fittings, gauges and upholstery are styled to match original boats of the era. Here is one of the many photo references I have taken of a GarWood that shares many of the characteristics I will include in my boat.