Boat Types

Boat Types | Gerry’s Marina staff educates and serves the long term needs of their customers. They service all of central Florida. Boating is the leisurely activity of travelling by boat, or the recreational use of a boat whether powerboats, sailboats, or man-powered vessels (such as rowing and paddle boats), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. It is a popular activity, and there are millions of boaters worldwide. Gerry’s Marina Boating activities are as varied as the boats and boaters who participate, and new ways of enjoying the water are constantly being discovered. Broad categories include the following:

Paddle sports include ears (lakes), swift water (rivers), and oceangoing types, usually covered-cockpit kayaks. Canoes are popular on lakes and rivers due to their carrying capacity and efficiency on the water. They are also easy to portage, or carry overland around obstructions like rapids, or just down to the water from a car or cabin.

Kayaks can be found on calm inland waters, white water rivers, and along the coasts in the oceans. Known for their maneuverability and seaworthiness, kayaks take many shapes depending on their desired use. Rowing craft are also popular for fishing, as a tender to a larger vessel, or as a competitive sport.

Rowing shells are extremely long and narrow, and are intended to convert as much of the rower’s muscle power as possible into speed. The ratio of length of waterline to beam has much importance in marine mechanics and design.

Gerry’s staff would love you to contact them at 866-881-1100. They are the only new and used boat dealers in the New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater area.

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