Sailing, racing, travel and cargo - boats have many different uses. But some are just designed for fun! Read about boats that can travel faster than the wind, sail around the world and even some boats that have swimming pools and discos on them! * Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. * Text type - An information book. * The book is organised into short chapters to help children practise the skills of locating and identifying important information. * The glossary and index on pages 30 and 31 can be used to develop children's information retrieval skills further.