Different Types of Power Boats

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!

Downeast-Cruiser

Downeast-Cruiser

These boats are familiar on the coasts of the New England region. A Downeast Cruiser consists of a head, a dining area and cabins with berth. They are also called “lobster boats” because they are typically used for fishing, but can also be used for a pleasure cruise.

Dual-Console-Boat

Dual-Console-Boat

These boats are called as such because they feature two dashboards and windshields. The bow area has ample space for fishing or just relaxing. Usually a dual-console boat is 16-30 feet long and they are ideal for all kinds of water activities, however, while a dual-console boat is very versatile, it isn’t specific in its job. They aren’t considered as the best fish boats or waterboarding boats but rather a fair choice.

Express-Fisherman

Express-Fisherman

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.

Fish-n-Ski-Boat

Fish-n-Ski-Boat

As the name implies, this boat is used for both fishing and skiing. They usually measure 16-24 feet long. It features a live well and tie downs for rows, ski lockers, and elevated and detachable tow bars. It can easily accommodate up to five persons but since this type has ample seating, it is often considered as a comfortable ride

high-speed-jet

High-speed-jet

Jet engines, as the name implies, give off a high-speed jet of water and are not only found on powerboats but also used in passenger ferry boats, submarines, police patrol, adventure tourism, surf rescue, luxury yachts and racing sports. Since high-speed jet boats have no external rotating parts, they are considered safe for marine life.

Multi-species-Boat

Multi-species-Boat

As the name suggests, these boats are designed for cruising and fishing many varieties of fish. These boats are usually 17-23 feet long and are made up of either fibreglass or aluminium. Ideally, multi-species boats are used for rough water travels and they are most suitable for fishing in all types of waters.

Pilothouse-Boat

Pilothouse-Boat

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. They are powered by outboards, inboards and stern-drives. They consist of high head and berth and designed to cruising and fishing.

Power-Catamaran

Power-Catamaran

Known as the smoothest of all, 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. Additionally, they have increase efficiency and have wave impact.

Bass-Boat

Bass-Boat

Bass boats are specially designed for bass fishing on lakes and inland rivers. They feature low free-board and a V-shaped hull, the length of bass boat ranges from 14 to 23 feet. They are either made up of aluminium or fibreglass, however, the aluminium boat is lighter, smaller and less expensive as compared to the ones made of fibreglass.

Bay-Boat

Bay-Boat

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 a fiberglass body.

Center-Console-Boats

Center-Console-Boats

Center console boats are so named because their helm is on a console of a boat’s center. It has 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 and most suitable for offshore fishing.

Convertible-Fishing-Boat

Convertible-Fishing-Boat

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.

Cruiser

Cruiser

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.

Cuddy-Cabin-Boat

Cuddy-Cabin-Boat

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-Boat

Deck-Boat

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 fibreglass or aluminium for brackish waters.

This is just the brief about power boats, if you want to read more about them, here is a recommendation:

Wood through Water: Classic Power Boats

A beautiful combination of information and eye-catching pictures, this book is all about wood boats, from small runabout boats to sedan cruiser. It features the history of personal wooden boats with photos, and guidelines for boat keepers to know how these boats are built and maintained.

If you have never bought a power boat but you wish to have one, someday, this book is your ultimate guide.

Powerboating: Your First Book for Your First Boat 

As the title says, this will definitely serve as the first book to your first boat, this book talks about the experiences of none other but Captain Ken Kreisler. He will help you learn how to choose the right power boat for yourself and guide you on its usage. With Kreisler’s two decades of experience in the boating industry, this book contains ample information and illustrations for beginners to start their journey.

What you additionally find in this book is techniques and bits of advice on industry innovations, operations and systems related to power boating, so this is a bonus book for all boat lovers.

Powerboat Handling Illustrated:

A little more than just understanding and guiding, this book serves as an instructional kit for those who have a powerboat.  The book maintains a friendly method to keep the reader engaged and informed through illustrations, photo and step-by-step to understand basics boating tasks such as trimming, docking, maneuvering and wave handling. Also a helpful read for boating instructors.

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