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A gaff cutter, Kleine Freiheit, with a genoa jib set

A cutter is typically a small, but in some cases a medium-sized, watercraft designed for speed rather than for capacity.<ref name="rigs"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} </ref><ref name="brit"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} </ref> Traditionally a cutter sailing vessel is a small single-masted boat, fore-and-aft rigged, with two or more headsails and often a bowsprit. The cutter's mast may be set farther back than on a sloop.<ref name="Kemp76">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

In modern usage, a cutter can be either a small- or medium-sized vessel whose occupants exercise official authority. Examples are harbor pilots' cutters and cutters of the U.S. Coast Guard<ref name="USCG-FAQ">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> or UK Visas and Immigration.

Cutters can also be a small boat serving a larger one to ferry passengers or light stores between larger boats and the shore. This type of cutter may be powered by oars, sails or a motor.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Clarify |date=__DATE__ |$B= }}


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A gaff cutter, Kleine Freiheit, with a genoa jib set

A cutter is typically a small, but in some cases a medium-sized, watercraft designed for speed rather than for capacity.<ref name="rigs"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} </ref><ref name="brit"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} </ref> Traditionally a cutter sailing vessel is a small single-masted boat, fore-and-aft rigged, with two or more headsails and often a bowsprit. The cutter's mast may be set farther back than on a sloop.<ref name="Kemp76">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

In modern usage, a cutter can be either a small- or medium-sized vessel whose occupants exercise official authority. Examples are harbor pilots' cutters and cutters of the U.S. Coast Guard<ref name="USCG-FAQ">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> or UK Visas and Immigration.

Cutters can also be a small boat serving a larger one to ferry passengers or light stores between larger boats and the shore. This type of cutter may be powered by oars, sails or a motor.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Clarify |date=__DATE__ |$B= }}


Cutter (boat) sections
Intro  Sailing  Rowing  Pulling  Naval cutter  Pilot cutter  Customs services  See also  References  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Sailing
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