Sailboat, Auxiliary

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Sailboat, Auxiliary

 

a sailing vessel with an auxiliary engine that is used in windless weather to propel the vessel in port areas and channels, where it is difficult to maneuver under sail. Diesel engines that drive a propeller are usually used to power modern vessels of this type. Most auxiliary sailboats are small vessels used for fishing, transport, seamanship training, and carrying tourists.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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