20 Surprising Things Most People Don’t Know About Speed Boats

A speedboat or powerboat gets its power from an engine, as opposed to a sailboat which is powered by the wind. Most speed boats use one of three types of engines: inboard, outboard, or a hybrid inboard-outboard. Outboard motors are installed outside the rear of the boat and contain the engine, gearbox, and propeller in one portable unit. An inboard-outboard is configured with an internal combustion engine installed inside the boat, and the gearbox and propeller are outside.