In the conventional classification of the world's motorboats are called boats with outboard motors as a major power plant. In Russia, this provision is contained GOST 19105-79 "Pleasure boats rowing and motor. Types, basic parameters and general technical requirements."
However, this classification did not accurately reflect the meaning of "motorboats." In fact, currently the leading firms made outboards up to 250 hp, coupled with the possibility of installing motor vessel with engine power of 500 hp can be called a motor boat with only some exaggeration.
To the greatest extent the concept of "Motorboat" correspond to vessels with outboard motors that can be picked up on unequipped shore by the crew. Meet this criterion, the court of not more than 5 ~ 5.5m, weighing 350 ~ 400 kg and the power of each of the outboard motors 40 ~ 50 hp
Court of large dimensions with outboard motors for their transportability and other performance characteristics do not differ much from the boats with inboard engines.
So it was boats, light, fast and inexpensive transportable vessels with outboard motors are the largest part of the small size of the world fleet. Their share in the total number of vessels, even in a prosperous country like the U.S. is 50%, and in many countries is 80%.
Benefits to the displacement motorboats strong> motorboats are primarily in the greater speed. This allows the weekend to reach more distant from the city, and therefore more conducive to recreation areas. Moreover, the speed and acts as an important factor of seaworthiness and safety. By itself, a more seaworthy boat displacement in the case of increased wind suddenly can not quickly reach the shelter and forced to fully experience the force of nature. On a motor boat due to its higher speed is possible in time to take refuge in the nearest harbor is closed. In addition, motor boats, due to the possibility of pulling it to shore, makes it possible to stay on the islands or the open coast, where the safe parking of larger boats generally impossible.
Large motor yachts and far more comfortable. Private guest cabins, toilet and even a shower - all of this is seen as a big plus supporters of such courts. However, most people have all these amenities at home, and go on nature is not behind this. Fast, inexpensive and safe, although not with the comfort of their supplies to the place of leisure boat. Finally, we compare the various types of motor boats from small rowing vessels.
With a very low speed, rowing boats significantly constrained by its owner leeway in choosing, for example, places to fish. Get outside the city limits at the weekend the owner of a rowing boat can only be with the car. Capacity and capacity of these boats is always limited, the family is placed in the crew are truly in spartan conditions. Almost complete rowing boat trips are possible only on vacation, and he is most people are not always in a favorable time of year. Proponents of rowing boats are often put forward such an argument: the modern city dweller need more exercise to maintain health at the proper level, and rowing for this - the best thing. However, it seems more appropriate to quickly arrive at a good resting place on a motor boat, and already there on the spot, to engage in swimming, diving, fishing and gathering mushrooms - in short everything that makes a total of not less exercise than rowing. In the transportability of motor boats and rowing can hardly lose: there are not folding, collapsible, folding and inflatable motorboats, which are very convenient to carry in the car. Acquisition of the propeller of the vessel should be considered appropriate only if the extreme tightness in the media or not near the residence of the reservoir, suitable for motor boats.
Thus, summing up a line under what has been said, we can confidently recommend a motor boat of any type as the most suitable vessel for the rest of the majority of urban residents.