Flat bottom boats are great for fishing. They are generally designed for slow speeds and calm water.
Round bottom boats, such as canoesa relatively lightweight, narrow boat propelled by paddle. , move smoothly through the water with little effort. Boaters must be cautious when loading, entering and exiting a round bottom boat. Due to the hull design, these boats roll very easily.
The Deep-V hull is the most common hull type for powerboats. These boats move through rough water at higher speeds and give a smoother ride than flat bottom or round bottom boats. They also require larger engines than flat bottom or round bottom boats.
Multi-hull boats are the most stable of the hull types. These boats require plenty of room to steer and turn. Catamaranstype of multi-hulled boat or ship consisting of two hulls that are joined by a frame. and pontoon boatstype of motorized multi-hulled boat consisting of two hulls joined by a frame. use the multi-hull design.