Considered a recreational aircraft, the Peel achieved lift-off speed towed behind a speed boat by the use of a “Y” shaped bridle attaching the tow row to the glider. One problematic issue with the Peel was its inability to sit in the water for any length of time. If it did, water would seep into the hull and, on take-off, shift to the tail making control of the craft unmanageable. The company built 30 before going out of business in the early 1930s. The only remaining Peel Z-1 is on display at the Cradle of Aviation Museum – Garden City, New York.