Types of Boats
All over the world there are many different types of boats that vary with use, source of power and design of the boat. The main types of boats that are used by different people are:
Bay boat. In many countries all over the world bay boats are used for transport in shallow waters of very large shallow bays. It’s mostly used near lake shores of salty or brackish waters. The length of this boat varies from design to design. Some countries design the length to about 18 feet while others design the boat of about 24feet. Therefore the average length is eighteen to twenty four feet.
The body of this boat is made of fiber glass as it is used in salty water that can be corrosive to the body part. Fiberglass is also a light material that will not sink into water easily. A boat made of fiber glass is long lasting when used in salty water or fresh water. This type of a boat is used for general shallow water purposes.
Convertible fishing boat. Many people of diverse cultures use this kind of a boat to fish in offshore water bodies. Its also mostly used by people who like cruising for several nautical miles into the sea for fun as it has a large cabin which accommodates many people.
The other characteristic of this boat is that it has a fly bridge with elevated helm which helps in fishing activities or in spotting a flotsam. This boat also has a large fishing deck aft.
Deck boat. All over the continents deck boats are used by lovers of sports especially water sports. This kind of a boat is used for sporting activities where several people are competing for a prize or for fun. Many families that border large water bodies use it for holding parties and is generally nicknamed as a family boat.
There are many designs for this boat. Many designers have constructed many boats of twenty five feet in length but its length can go up to thirty five feet long which make this boat to have a big space that accommodates many people including the boat crew.
House boat. In many countries that embark tourism as a source of income, this boat is used as a floating house for people on holiday in areas bordering water bodies. Many investors buy this kind of a boat to rent to other people. It has a bedroom, kitchen and sitting room for guests. This kind of a boat requires calm waters that are not prone to turbulence.