Also known as powerboats or speedboats, motorised boats are small water crafts propelled by an internal-combustion or electric engine. They come in a range of sizes with most of them having space for about six passengers or fewer. In Zambia, these boats are commonly used recreationally for traveling on water (cruising) and for the enjoyment of such sports as fishing and swimming, with some used for the transportation of goods.
Types of boats
Some boats are fitted with inboard engines, others have an outboard motor installed on the rear, containing the internal combustion engine, the gearbox and the propeller in one portable unit. Some even have a hybrid inboard-outboard engine, where the internal combustion engine is installed inside the boat and the gearbox and propeller are outside.
Though there are literally dozens of different styles of motorised boats, here are the basic types you’ll want to know: