Table 2 - Number of Fatalities by Type of Vessel: 2000

Table 2 - Number of Fatalities by Type of Vessel: 2000

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Boat type Total Drownings Other deaths
Open motorboat 361 280 81
Canoe/kayak 104 93 11
Personal watercraft 68 24 44
Cabin motorboat 65 32 33
Rowboat 38 35 3
Inflatable 16 15 1
Auxiliary sail 12 12 0
Houseboat 9 7 2
Sail (only) 7 4 3
Pontoon 3 3 0
Jet boat 1 0 1
Air boat 1 1 0
Other and unknown 16 13 3
Total 701 519 182

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001).