Boating is one recreational activity done by most people for getting great refreshment after traveling in water land. It can be of different kinds like powerboats, sail boats and manpowered vessels etc. Further recreational boating can be divided into several broad categories as given-
Ø Dinghies- It is small in size (under 16 feet) and is powered by sail of small engines.
Ø Paddlesports- Examples of these boast are like kayaks, rowing shells, canoes.
Ø Runabouts- 15-25 feet (5-8) powerboats along with outboard, sterndrive of inboard engines.
Ø Daysailers- These have normal size of 14-25 feet or are in 4-8 m sailboats.
Ø Cruising and racing sailboats- These have size of around 25-65 feet or are in 8-20 m sailboats along with auxiliary engines.
United States has defined around thirty two kinds of boats and has set new standards stated by their National Marine Manufacturers Association which are to be followed in marine industry. All boats in United Sates have to work on basis of basic principles of hydrodynamics.