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Types of Watercraft

Airboat​
Airboat​

Airboats are different in that they have a flat bottom and move with the help of a large, caged propeller on the back of the boat. Eventually airboats became a large part of the tourism business, especially in the Florida Everglades.

Bull Boat​
Bull Boat​

Bull Boat, circa 1939 Chief Crow’s Heart, Hidatsa Nation Fort Berthold Reservation, Elbowoods, North Dakota. The Round bull boat is so named because the hide that covers the frame comes from the bison bull.

Canoes​
Canoes​

Although canoes were once primarily a means of transport, with industrialization they became popular as recreational or sporting watercraft. John MacGregor popularized canoeing through his books, and in 1866 founded the Royal Canoe Club in London and in 1880 the American Canoe Association.

Ferry​
Ferry​

Ferry boats often dock at specialized facilities designed to position the boat for loading and unloading, called a ferry slip. If the ferry transports road vehicles or railway carriages there will usually be an adjustable ramp called an apron that is part of the slip.

Fireboat​
Fireboat​

The first European fireboat to appear in Bristol was the Fire Queen, built by Shand Mason & Co., London, in 1884 for service in the city docks. The 53 ft. (16.61 m.) long craft was equipped with a three-cylinder steam pump supplying two large hose reels; one of these was replaced with a monitor, or water cannon, in 1900. Fire Queen served until 1922.

Flat-Bottomed ​Boat​
Flat-Bottomed ​Boat​

A flat bottomed boat is a bot built without a "V" shaped keel. Thismeans the boat has to be quite wide (to achieve the same buoyancy)and while the lack of the keel means the b … an be blown sidewaysacross the water by the wind, the boat has the advantage that itcan be used in very shallow water.

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Full Rigged ​Pinnace​
Full Rigged ​Pinnace​

Pinnace was more of a use than a type name, for almost any vessel could have been a pinnace or tender to a larger one. Generally speaking, pinnaces were lightly built, single-decked, square-sterned vessels suitable for exploring, trading, and light naval duties.

Jon Boat​
Jon Boat​

Adjustable brackets and carpeted 5' bunks provides maximum adjustability to help balance and secure the watercraft to the trailer. Adjustable bow post allows you to custom fit the jon boat to your trailer giving you a secure fit and proper tongue weight distribution. Five year limited warranty when registered online.

Launch​
Launch​

A launch is an open motorboat. The forward part of the launch may be covered. Prior to the era of engines on small craft, a launch was the largest boat carried on a sailing vessel, powered by sail or by oars. In competitive rowing, a launch is a motorized boat used by the coach during training.

Luxury Yacht​
Luxury Yacht​

The differences between a yacht and a boat lie in the length, purpose and expense of the vessels, and these distinctions sometimes overlap. A boat is a watercraft that is used for pleasure, commercial or residential purposes, whereas a yacht is used exclusively for pleasure and carries the connotation of luxury.

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Missile Boat​
Missile Boat​

The British Royal Navy built the first boat to launchself-propelled torpedoes in 1877. They followed up with new designsright up till WW1 and on. The Italian Navy also built m … any earlytorpedo boats and used them to great effect in WW1.

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Motor Launch​
Motor Launch​

A motor launch (ML) is a small military vessel in Royal Navy service. It was designed for harbour defence and submarine chasing or for armed high speed air-sea rescue

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Patrol Boat​
Patrol Boat​

Police patrol boats in Helsinki, Finland. Police- and fireboat of the Wasserschutzpolizei and Feuerwehr of Bremen, Germany. New South Wales Police Force vessel OPV Nemesis, the largest purpose-built police boat in the Southern Hemisphere.

Rigid-Hulled ​Inflatable Boat​
Rigid-Hulled ​Inflatable Boat​

A rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) or rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) is a lightweight but high-performance and high-capacity boat constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale.

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Rodney Boat​
Rodney Boat​

Personal watercraft -- aka, the "Jet Ski" -- are a popular form of summer recreation. These types of vehicles are similar to boats but have some significant differences. If you're curious about what a personal watercraft is and why people use them, read on to find out more. If you've ever seen ...

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Scow​
Scow​

A scow, in the original sense, is a flat-bottomed boat with a blunt bow, often used to haul bulk freight; cf. barge. The etymology of the word is from the Dutch schouwe, meaning such a boat.

Skiff​
Skiff​

According to the modern day oracle (Google), a skiff is, “a shallow, flat-bottomed open boat with a sharp bow and square stern.” Bow, Stern, Flat Bottom. What does that mean in plain English? The back (stern) of the boat is squared and the front (bow) is pointed.

Steamboat​
Steamboat​

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Submarine ​Chaser​
Submarine ​Chaser​

Submarine chaser variants U.S. Navy submarine chasers were designed specifically to destroy German submarines in World War I, and Japanese and German submarines in World War II. The small 110-foot (34 m) SC-1-class submarine chasers of the design used in World War I carried the hull designator SC (for Submarine Chaser).

Trimaran​
Trimaran​

A trimaran (or double-outrigger) is a multihull boat that comprises a main hull and two smaller outrigger hulls (or "floats") which are attached to the main hull with lateral beams.

Tugboat​
Tugboat​

TUGboat (ISSN 0896-3207) is a journal published three times per year by the TeX Users Group. It covers a wide range of topics in digital typography relevant to the TeX typesetting system. The editor is Barbara Beeton.

Yacht​
Yacht​

A yacht is usually larger than 30 feet, but if it is luxurious enough, even a small boat can be referred to as a yacht. A ship is a watercraft over 197 feet long that can also be used for pleasure, commercial or residential purposes; therefore, a yacht can be either a boat or a ship, depending on its length.

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York Boat​
York Boat​

Study the topic “What Is a Personal Watercraft?” from the official New York Boat Ed Course Study Guide.

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