Read an Excerpt
ALL ABOUT BOATS
Recreational boats are designed to use one or more of three propulsion types. Selfpropelled vessels, including kayaks, rowboats, rafts, and canoes, are designed to be propelled by people using paddles, oars, or poles. Power-driven vessels (powerboats) typically use gasoline or diesel motors for propulsion. Sailing vessels (sailboats) are wind powered, using sails to capture the wind's power (see below).
Powerboat -- a recreational boat typically powered by a gasoline or diesel engine. Powerboats may be subdivided into several types,... see more