Fishing Boat

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Although generally any boat can be used for sport fishing, a fishing boat has specific features designed especially for the fisherman. Rod brackets are available on true fishing boats, and the cockpit in smaller boats is designed so that the angler or fisherman can sit with straight legs on the side wall. Fishing boats also have special storage boxes that can be flooded for storing live fish. Fishing boats are often equipped with two engines; the main motor serves to bring the boat to the fishing ground, while the second motor, usually a small outboard engine, is used to move the boat at a slow trawler speed across the water.