A motorboat can be defined as any boat that is propelled in the water with an internal combustion engine. Many boats fall into the category of a motorboat because they are propelled by an engine and propeller. Neither size nor style matter when classifying a boat into the category of motorboats. A boat that is driven by the wind such as a sailboat is not considered a member of the motorboat family. Motorboats are used for a number of activities and jobs on the water, the next session is dedicated to the use of motorboats.
When most people think of a fisherman they do not think of a motorboat, but a small fishing boat. Some fishermen make use of an inflatable boat that is easily stored and set up for those weekend fishing trips. Even an inflatable boat with a motor is considered a member of the motorboats classification. These types of boats are typically used for family camping outings or simple tours of the lake.
Another popular motorboat is the speed boat. These boats are designed for speed and used for a number of reasons on the lake. Speed boats are used for water sports and have become very popular for the water sports of skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. The motor provides the wake for the sportsman and is designed to give the rider a good ride on the water. Water sports are great fun and good clean entertainment for the entire family. Speed boats are typically used for patrol boats as well. The need for water law enforcement boat is speed and precision, the speed boat certainly offers both.
Motorboats vary greatly in size. There are small fishing boats to large luxury boats and yachts. The larger motorboats are used for vacations and great journeys that stretch clear across the ocean. The larger yachts and motorboats have all the living necessities to stay on the water for days even weeks at a time. Many retired couples choose to spend their time on a motorboat in the water for weeks at a time. Stopping along the way to visit places and see sites that they have always dreamed of.
Motorboats are used for a variety of boating experiences and most every boat is powered by some type of motor. Aside from the sail boats and canoes, most of the boats are easy to manage in the water because of the motor. Boating would not be as pleasant if the entire trip was made up of rowing, individuals probably would not venture out as far as they do in their motorboats!