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Equipment

Boat GPS (optional) PFD (personal flotation device) Radio

Rules

Motorboating rules are generally specific to the area where the boat is being operated. These rules are in place for safety reasons, and usually relate to speed and directional control.

Description

Motorboating is a recreational sport that uses a vessel (boat) propelled by an internal combustion engine or electric motor. Motorboating first appeared in the early 20th century, as a result of the invention of the internal combustion engine. Engine and boat technology has steadily improved, allowing for greater speeds and ease of use. Motors can be placed on any type of water craft, and usually fall into the category of inboard or outboard. Motorboating can be a dangerous pursuit, and should never be undertaken without proper training.

History

Internal combustion engines were first introduced in the late 19th century and early 20th century. This technology was soon added to boats for increased speed, ease of use and maneuverability. Throughout the 20th century, engine and boat technology greatly improved, allowing for cheaper, faster, better-performing boats. Today, motorboating is practiced around the world as a recreational, competitive and vocational pursuit.