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(Reguidit frae Wattercraft)
At 17 metres lang, the Severn-class lifeboats are the lairgest class o UK lifeboat.

A boat is a wattercraft o ony size designed tae float or plane, tae wirk or travel on watter.[1] For smaa boats, this is typically inland (lochs) or in protecit coastal areas. Houaniver, boats sicklik the whaulboat wur designed tae be operatit frae a ship in an affshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel smaa eneuch tae be carried aboard anither vessel (a ship). Anither less restrictive defineetion is a vessel that can be liftit oot o the watter. Some defineetions dinna mak a distinction in size, as 1000-fit bulk freichters on the Great Lochs are cried oreboats.

Boats come in sindry shapes, sizes an construction due tae intendit purpose, available materials an local tradeetions. Canoe type boats hae a lang history an various versions are uised oothrou the warld for transportation, fishin or sport.[2] Fishin boats vary widely in style in pairt tae match local condeetions. Pleasur boats represent a less practical approach, includin ski boats, pontoon boats, sailboats. Hoose boats mey be a vacation or provide lang-term hoosin. Smaa boats provide transport or flicht cargo (lichterin) frae mair muckle ships. Lifeboats are an important safety meisur.


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  1. "Definition of boat | Dictionary.com". www.dictionary.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.
  2. "The History Of The Canoe And Kayak Go Back Many Years | Lovers Key Adventures". https://www.loverskeyadventures.com/ (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Januar 2023. freemit airtin in |website= (help)