Accommodating two to three people and carrying a powerful outboard engine, this class of boat is not recommended for an amateur boater. Bass boats are small freshwater fishing boats designed for bass fishing or for other panfish featuring swivel chairs, storage and casting platforms. Built typically of aluminium or fiberglass the bass boat features low profile sides to reduce wind resistance but also allowing for ease of casting and landing fish in lakes, rivers and streams. The aluminium version is typically lighter and less expensive to a fiberglass hull which can offer better handling, more space and capability of larger engines. In addition to the outboard engine, a small troller motor can be used to manoeuvre the boat at low speeds.