The invention of boats have played a significant role in trade and traveling. Apart from being useful for human needs and meeting demands through transporting crops and raw material, boats have become a status symbol for many people. Owning a boat or a ferry is like owning a car for them. The types of boats are endless being used for different purposes according to their structure and mechanism. Till the mid of 19th century all boats were made of wood which was later replaced by other material for stronger and durable boats. The material needed to build up a boat like plastic, Styrofoam or fiberglass is so easily available that people end up building one themselves without any professional help.
The innovation of boats may be years and centuries ago which later on with the technology and facilities resulted in the modern ships and boats we can see these days in the water. While aero planes play an important role in trading and transporting crops and material, boats and ships are now a major factor in trading where billions are spent on this machinery to make it more reliable and durable in the aggressive and high tides of water. Apart from boats being a way of transportation, importing and exporting many people own boats and ferries like we own cars which of course are considered to be a hobby for millionaires. You may have heard about car races but boat races are also held to compare which boat is the fastest.
The main objective of building a boat is to keep it safe and strong in low as well as high tides where the chances of water getting inside the boat are high. Secondly, the boats are of various types depending on their purpose and the reason they are used for. For instance a cargo boat have a minimum of seats and more wider space to fit all sorts and sizes of cargo to be shipped from or to another country. A submarine is built in such a way that it is capable of floating above and moves under the sea which is used for security reasons and keeps a country’s border safe.
A missile boat is also used for defense purposes for attacking under water. A ferry or yacht is built in such a manner that it is filled with luxurious furniture and accessories for people to enjoy while they are sailing having all sorts of electronic gadgets and on board restaurant and open buffet. Racing motor boats are used for racing on the sea competing with other heavy duty and fast boats. A motor life boat tends to be small in size enough to carry 6 to 7 people for saving a drowning person. A fishing vessel or a fishing rark is used for catching fishes in deep water that carries all necessary equipment to keep the fishes safe and contained in the boat till it is reached to the sea port.
Above mentioned are just a few names of the famous and known boats that are used by us. The list of boat types goes on and on having almost 50 kinds of boats that are used for various or similar purposes. The development in building faster, convenient and long-lasting boats is still continued to make trading and water transportation easier. Nowadays you may also hear that a trial for making a car/boat is on the highest peek trying to find a suitable machine and structure to make a boat float in the water and race on the road.