A pleasure craft (or pleasure boat) is a boat used for personal recreational or sometimes sporting purposes. Typically such watercraft are motorized and are used for holidays, for example on a river or canal. Pleasure craft are normally kept at a marina. They may include accommodation for use while moored to the bank.
In Great Britain, many narrowboats were converted into pleasure craft from their previous use for cargo transport on canals, and today the same hull style is commonly used for new pleasure craft using the canal system.
More pleasure craft on piers could help, not hurt ; It should be possible to zone the waterfront to keep both fishermen and pier owners happy.
Jul 22, 2010; Anonymous Portland Press Herald (Maine) 07-22-2010 More pleasure craft on piers could help, not hurt ; It should be possible to...