Ronaldas Buožis on New to BoatingCinematography, tech and boats22 days ago
Let's start with a simple yet very common question: what's the difference between motorboats and sailboats. Yes, it's in the name, but there's more to that. A motorboat is an ultimate Bay and ocean boat and is great transport for bays or short fishing trips into the wide-open water. Whenever you get the urge, you can hop in, turn the key, and go wherever your heart desires. A sailboat is the perfect boat for people who want to connect to the water and weather on a primal level and understand how to navigate the world on their own power. If you want to live the ultimate boating adventure and explore the world by boat, then a sailboat is the boat you want. As wind power is the main source of energy in a sailboat, running cost is very low, however you will have to compensate that with your hard work while on board. It takes much effort and mastery to win over nature to your side (no auto-pilot too;)). The motorboats are easier to navigate and control, however those powerful engines are very thirsty for fuel. Yes, some can burn 200 liters per 1 hour very easily. The Engine noise at cruising speed can be a factor too, however once you start hitting those waves so fast that not a single sailboat can catch up, then you forget this quickly. Leaving the energy source aside, sailboats provide less space inside as they can only become longer, not wider. Thus, the comfort for passengers or crew is minimized and the draft of a sailboat is much deeper, requiring you to stay further from shore and avoid shallow water. While motorboats are well suited for a very comfortable journey providing opportunities to showcase your boat attire, champagne fridge and sun tanning skills. Which experience do you prefer and why?

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