What is a cabin boat?
The characteristics of a cabin boat
Motor boats are classified as cabin boats. As the name suggests, these boats have a cabin, allowing you to stay on board. This living space is very useful if you plan going to sea for several days. On a small motorboat the cabin may be small and basic, but on a larger boat it can be much more welcoming and spacious. These pleasure boats are intended for day cruises as well as for a longer period. Some models, like helmsmen and trawlers, are suitable for day fishing.
Motor boats with cabins can be monohull or multihull . The large construction width and inboard engine, which enlarges the rear of the boat and to which a swim platform can be added, means they can benefit from a large living space.
Whether you are looking for a sporty boat offering great sensations at sea or a more comfortable boat with a slow cruising speed, cabin boats can fulfil your expectations. These motorboats have the advantage of adapting to suit your sailing schedule. And, as with any acquisition of a new or used boat, you can add equipment to it to ensure your boat is ideal for your outings at sea. It's up to you!
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What are the different types of cabin boats?
Cabin boats encompass various types of motor boats
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- Helmsman boats: these models, also called "pilothouse", are equipped with a pilot station offering protection from spray and rain. They are versatile but best known for being used for fishing trips.
- Trawlers: with their generous space and navigation autonomy, they are perfect for long-distance cruises
- Speedboats: for a sporty feel, open or hard top speedboats are ideal. Flybridge speedboats are geared more towards sunbathing and lazing around while sailing.
- Cabin-Cruiser: these boats are in-between deckboats and speedboats.
- Cuddy-Cabin: These are motorboats with a small, minimalist cabin, often used for short trips at sea.
- Motor catamaran and motor trimaran: these are the most comfortable boats, as the living area has no comparison with monohulls. When there is a large crew and a long travel itinerary, these types of multihulls are the perfect solution.
So now you know all the basics about cabin boats. All you need to do now is select the model you want for your next trip! Somewhere in our listings of new and used boats, a cabin boat is waiting for you at its helm, so go for it!