A riverboat is a watercraft designed for inland navigation on lakes, rivers, and artificial waterways. They are generally equipped and outfitted as work boats in one of the carrying trades, for freight or people transport, including luxury units constructed for entertainment enterprises, such as lake or harbour tour boats. As larger water craft, virtually all riverboats are especially designed and constructed, or alternatively, constructed with special-purpose features that optimize them as riverine or lake service craft, for instance, dredgers, survey boats, fisheries management craft, fireboats and law enforcement patrol craft.

Various service riverboats, Belgrade
Passenger tourboat of Köln-Düsseldorfer on the river Rhine
A riverboat-"container ship" with the capacity for 500 intermodal containers of the TEU size.
A Mississippi River System-type riverboat, from an 1850s daguerrotype.

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