A "dinghy" is a small boat and this is a loanword from either Urdu or Bengali. This term usually refer to recreational open sailing boats or small racing yachts. This type of boats usually is used as a ship's boats to transport people. Dinghies usually have an outboard motor or are rowboats.
This type of boat is excellent and more suitable for beginners in sailing, because dinghies are smaller than other types and responds quickly to maneuvers, thereby facilitating the learning of navigation for beginners. Full-sized yachts are more complicated to maneuver and could cause you a bad impression in sailing.
A dinghy often has between two and six meters or between six and twenty feet. These boats are usually called pinnaces, tenders or lifeboats, and a take-down and folding multi-piece dinghy is used in place where space is limited .There are a large number of newer dinghies with more carrying capacity and much greater buoyancy than older dinghies of the same size.
Nowadays, synthetic materials are used in the manufacture of many dinghies; however, other dinghies are made of neoprene, Hypalon, PVC, glass-fibre, wood and marine plywood.
There are two important methods to build a dinghy, especially historical or classic form: clinker and carvel methods. Some types of favored wood are: black locust, white oak, pine, species of cedar, Asian and African spruce, fir and mahoganies.
There are a large number of different types of dinghies, so the most important are below:
Finally, it is important to talk about additional equipment for a dinghy that is legally required or necessary: a mouth-blown horn (a breath-blown foghorn, but not a loud-hailer), a hand-bailer, signal mirror, a large torch/flashlight, signal whistle, flares and life-jackets for every occupant.