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1A small powerboat used for towing waterskiers.
- ‘The lake has several marinas where you can rent ski boats, water scooters, patio boats, and the like.’
- ‘We were met at the harbour by one of the lodges ski boats and after a thirty-minute buzz across the channel, we were there.’
- ‘H2O Entertainment is producing a 14-minute show for South Bank which involves one ski boat, 2 x jet skis and 6 firework pontoons.’
- ‘Nigel Duncan was riding on a rubber ring being towed by a ski boat on the Hawkesbury River near Sydney when it was propelled too close to the bank and ploughed into a boat.’
2South African A boat with an outboard motor, designed for offshore angling.
- ‘A flotilla of 30 ski boats will spend the weekend fishing in the city's three proclaimed reserves.’
- ‘We went down to the end of the dock to look into the fish hold in the ski boat.’
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