Types of Boat

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Discover or lineup of marine boats

Our nautical enterprise on the Costa Brava, Naútica Borrat, offers a diverse range of marine boats to our clients catering to all types of boating enthusiasts and preferences.

If you’re unsure about the type of recreational boat you want to purchase, the content on this page will be highly useful to you. We provide an overview of various types of vessels and encourage you to reach out to our team of experts, who will be delighted to provide personalized guidance and advice.

A world of watercraft and its different types of boats

From kayaks to cruise ships the world of watercraft is very extensive and can be grouped into different categories based on their size, propulsion systems, and the specific purpose they serve.

For instance, Sailboats are propelled by wind power and offer a classic and serene sailing experience. Powerboats, on the other hand, rely on engines for speed and agility, making them ideal for water sports and recreational cruising. Fishing boats are specifically designed to enhance this particular activity.

Size classification for small boats

As mentioned earlier, boats can be classified into different categories including their size. For a boat to be classified as small, it can not exceed a maximum length of 5 mts. Small boats come in various shapes and forms offering versatility and maneuverability for different water activities.

Size classification for large boats

Large boat types are those that have a longer length overall or (LOA). This group includes motorboats, sailboats, catamarans, and yachts which require special qualifications to navigate.

Boats types exempt from license requirements

The requirements for a license are a common doubt among boat enthusiasts. For a boat to be license free and accessible without the requirement of formal certification it needs to comply with the following:

  • Power with motor power below 15 horsepower (HP)
  • Length (LOA) below 5 meters
  • Sailboats with a length (LOA) below 6 meters


If you still have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of our team will be glad to assist you.