Air Boat

An Air boat, also known as a fanboat, is a flat-bottomed vessel (jon boat) propelled in a forward direction by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine.

The characteristic flat-bottomed design of the air boat, in conjunction with the fact that there are no operating parts below the waterline, permit the vessel to be navigated easily through shallow swamps and marshes; in canals, rivers, and lakes; as well as on frozen lakes.