Table 2 - Number of Fatalities by Type of Vessel: 1999

Table 2 - Number of Fatalities by Type of Vessel: 1999

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Boat type Total Drownings Other deaths
Open motorboat 408 294 114
Canoe/kayak 84 80 4
Personal watercraft 66 15 51
Rowboat 50 43 7
Cabin motorboat 46 25 21
Pontoon 20 12 8
Auxiliary sail 14 11 3
Houseboat 14 9 5
Inflatable 14 13 1
Sail (only) 5 5 0
Jet boat 1 0 1
Other and unknown 12 10 2
Total 734 517 217

SOURCE: U .S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, personal communication, February 2001.