Power boats are powered by engines which make it possible to sail even when there is no wind. This makes them very convenient and lots of fun to ride on. It is very frustrating when sailing on a sailboat, and the wind decides to disappear. You will have to wait until the wind is back for your journey to continue.
Power boats vs sailboats
It is faster
A powerboat is very fast. It can go places for a very short time. For example, it can sail for about 7 miles in about two and half hours. A sailboat is quite slow; you can support this if you have been into one. They require the wind to travel long distances.
Driving fast is interesting
For us who enjoy fast driving then powerboats are the right choice. They cut the waters at a very high speed making it very interesting and time-saving.
You can sleep on the boats
Powerboats are more comfortable for living and even sleeping. This is because a larger part of the boat is above the water. Also, most powerboats have social amenities like bathrooms and stand up galleys. The space in a sailboat is very minimal, and the only way to get a larger space is by getting a longer boat.
Easy to operate
You only have to start the engine of a power boat, steer and control the speed of your boat all through. Sailing using a sailboat require a lot of training and hard work. Sailboats do not sail themselves. Hence you will have to make it move.
Power boats have a shallow draft enabling it to go through shallow water and even park on the beach. A sailboat has a very deep draft; this makes it hard for them to pass shallow waters, and they have to stay in deep waters for parking.
Do not get wet
You can never get wet on a powerboat. It has enough space and since you are not the one peddling no water can splash on you. Getting wet on a sailboat is like obvious, you are also faced with a greater risk of capsizing.
It is more social
Sailing on a powerboat is much social than in a sailboat. This is because no one is getting tired from the peddling, you are just comfortably seated, with the driver controlling on speed without much struggle. This makes it very easy to chat and engage in some social activities in the water.