A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float and travel on water. Some people laughingly call it a hole in the water into which you throw money, but if you've been bitten by the boating bug, you'll always consider it money well-spent.
Boats can be categorized into three main types:
- Unpowered or human-powered boats. Unpowered boats include rafts and floats meant for one-way downstream travel. Human-powered boats include canoes, kayaks, gondolas, and boats propelled by poles (punts).
- Sailboats, propelled by means of sails.
- Motorboats, propelled by mechanical means, such as engines.
In addition, ski boats are specialized motorboats specifically designed to safely tow one or more water skiers or para-sailors. This is achieved by using a high-horsepower, marine automobile engine, usually positioned in the midsection and powered through a direct drive to the propeller.
Boats have a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and construction methods and materials, depending on their intended purpose.
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