Boat Types for You To Enjoy!

Cape Cod Marine Trades Association was always dedicated to providing quality boating services to everyone in Cape Cod – and why not? Boating has always brought joy to everyone participating in it. In this short article, however, we hope to list just some of the many, many kinds of boats that are; we hope that this short listicle at least somewhat sparks interest into fun boating activities you can have with your family and friends.

Boat Types

Banana boat was a term, a descriptive nickname, given to fast ships also called banana carriers engaged in the banana trade designed to transport easily spoiled bananas rapidly from tropical growing areas to northern markets that often carried passengers as well as fruit.

A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed or pushed by towboats.

A dugout canoe or simply dugout is a boat made from a hollowed tree trunk. Dugouts are the oldest boats archaeologists have found, dating back about 8,000 years to the Neolithic Stone Age.

A canoe is a lightweight narrow boat, typically pointed at both ends and open on top, propelled by one or more seated or kneeling paddlers facing the direction of travel using a single-bladed paddle.

A dinghy (or dingey) is a type of small boat, often carried or towed for use as a ship's boat by a larger vessel.

A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat or ship (a merchant vessel) used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate on regular, frequent, return services.

A gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. For centuries the gondola was the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. It is propelled by a gondolier.

A hydroplane is a fast motorboat, where the hull shape is such that at speed, the weight of the boat is supported by planing forces, rather than simple buoyancy.

An ice boat is a boat or purpose-built framework similar in functional design to a sail boat but fitted with skis or runners (skates) and designed to run over ice instead of through (liquid) water.

A jon boat is a flat-bottomed boat with one, two, or three bench seats. They are suitable for fishing and hunting. The hull of a jon boat is nearly flat, therefore it tends to ride over the waves rather than cut through them as a V-hull might.

A dugout canoe or simply dugout is a boat made from a hollowed tree trunk. Dugouts are the oldest boats archaeologists have found, dating back about 8,000 years to the Neolithic Stone Age.

Is Boating For Me?

Short answer? Yes! You might be surprised at the fact, but boating is an exceptional stress reliver, and stress is, as they say, today's killer no. 1. So sit back and relax and let the waves relax you. If finances are a problem, there is a plethora of options out there. There are cheap boats, and if you're set on obtaining a more expensive one, then http://www.vegaswinnercasino.org/online-roulette might be the place for you. Sky is the limit, don't let boating pass you by!