You may be surprised to find that there is more than just one or a couple of types of power boats. You will find many of them here in this gallery!
These boats are familiar on the coasts of the New England region. They are also called “lobster boats” because they are typically used for fishing, but can also be used for pleasure cruise.
These boats are called as such because they feature two dashboards and windshields. The bow area has an ample space for fishing or just relaxing.
The Express Fisherman is so called because they are designed for hasty off-shore fishing. While modern boats have enclosed cockpits, the Express Fisherman has a more traditional open cockpit and fish fighting areas towards the stern of the ship. It may lack cabin space but can provide shelter for overnight trips.
As the name implies, this boat is used for both fishing and skiing. They usually measure 16-24 feet long. It features a livewell and tie downs for rows, ski lockers, and elevated and detachable tow bars.
Jet engines, as the name implies, give off a high-speed jet of water and are not only found on powerboats but also on rockets, submarines and some types of aircraft.
As the name suggests, these boats are designed for fishing many varieties of fish. These boats are usually 17-23 feet long and are built to sail in rougher waters.
Pilothouse boats are designed to sail for rougher waters while keeping the steerer high and dry. These boats are propelled by outboards, stern drives or inboards, and are popular for fishing or cruising.
Power catamarans are dual-hull boats that are mostly meant for offshore fishing. A lot of sailing and fishing enthusiasts choose power catamarans because they are faster but more stable as well as more fuel-efficient than most mono-hulls.
Bass boats are specially designed for bass fishing on lakes and inland rivers. They feature low free-board and a V-shaped hull and have lengths that range from 14 to 23 feet.
Bay boats are designed to sail in shallow bays, any shallow waters or waters that are close to the shore. They have more freeboard compared to a flats board, and are generally 18 to 24 feet long. Bay boats have fiberglass body.
Center console boats are so named because their helm is on a console of a boat’s center. It has an ample walking space and an open hull that allows the anglers to walk from bow to stern without having to go around the console. They measure 13 to 45 feet long.
Convertible fishing boats are perfect for fishing as well as for cruising, as they have cabins, galleys and berths, plus an ample fishing area aft. They are at least 35 feet long.
Cruisers have an enclosed head, cabins (inside the bow), galleys, and berths, which make them ideal for an overnight stay. Their size can reach up to 45 feet in length.
These boats have a small cabin for storage or a small seating area, and are usually 22 to 30 feet long. Some cuddy cabin boats may also feature berths.
Deck boats feature much wider beam than many other types of boats as well as a V-shaped hull, open deck, and ample seating. They can be used for different purposes, e.g., as a party or family boat, for swimming and water sports. Deck boats can be propelled by an outboard or a stern drive and are designed with fiberglass or aluminum for brackish waters.