The list appeared on Wikipedia, so there started my inspiration for this kind of posts. The pictures are mostly from there or from other sources which will be mentioned if necessary. I don’t promise the posts will be highly original, but I’m going to add my expertise whenever I’ll found necessary. These posts will be included in a new category, “Encyclopedia”.
Airboat, Banana boat, Barge, Bass boat, Bathtub Boat, Boita, Bow rider, Bracera, Cabin cruiser, Cable ferry, Canoe, Cape Islander, Car-boat, Car float, Catamaran, Center console, Coble, Coracle, Crash rescue boat, Cruise ship, Cuddy boat, Cutter, Dhow, Dinghy, Dory, Dragger, Dragon boat, Drift boat, Fishing Drifter, Naval Drifter, Dugout, Durham boat, Electric boat, Express cruiser, Ferry, Fireboat, Fishing boat, Traditional fishing boat, Float tube, Flyak, Flying boat, Folding boat, Friendship sloop, Full rigged pinnace, Garbage scow, Go-fast boat, Gondola, Gundalow, Great Lakes freighter, Houseboat, Hovercraft, Hydrofoil, Hydroplane, Ice boat, Inflatable boat, Jetboat, Jet ski, Jon boat, Junk, Kayak and Sea kayak, Ketch, Launch, Landing craft, Lifeboat, Lighter, Log boat, Langschiff, Longboat, Longship, Longtail, Lugger, Luxury yacht, Mackinaw boat, Masula boat, Missile boat, Monitor, Motorboat, Motor Launch (naval), Narrowboat, Nordland, Norfolk wherry, Oil Tanker, Optimist, Outrigger canoe, Padded V-hull, Paddle steamer, Patrol boat, Personal water craft (PWC), Pinnace (ship’s boat), Pirogue, Pleasure barge, Pleasure craft, Police watercraft, Pontoon, Powerboat, Pram (boat), Pram (ship), Proa, Pump boat, Punt, Raft, Reaction ferry, Recreational trawler, Reed boat, Rigid-hulled inflatable, Riverboat, Runabout, Rowboat, Sailboat, Sampan, Schooner, Scow, Shad boat, Shallop, Sharpie, Shikara, Ship, Ship’s tender, Ski boat, Skiff, Skipjack, Steam boat, Slipper Launch, Sloop, Speed boat, Submarine, Supertanker, Surf boat, Swift boat, Tarai Bune, Tjotter, Torpedo boat, Towboat, Train ferry, Trimaran, Fishing Trawler, Naval Trawler, Recreational Trawler, Tugboat, U-boat, Umiak, Very Slender Vessel, Waka, Wakeboard boat, Walkaround, Water ambulance, Water taxi, Weidling, Whaleboat, Yacht, Yawl.
I am sure that the list is not exhaustive. I have already seen one type or sub-type, missing. For sample if one can find regionally specific boats in here, like “Sampan” or “Tjotter”, then “Gulet”, which is Turkish even as spelling, is definitively missing. Some other terms, I have eliminated myself, because they were just for filling. The “merchant banana boat” is actually a cargo ship, nothing special with it, you won’t call a dinghy, a “merchant banana boat” just because it is used to transport a few banana stems from a river bank to the other.
The posts will feature the terms aleatory, not necessary in the same order as they were presented here. These post will be rather short, but informative.
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