By Dalia Colon

We all know what boating is like, right? If you're on a sailboat, you're spending the day ducking under a dangerous swinging metal head-bruiser (the technical term) and taking orders from someone who knows what they're doing. If you're on a motorboat, you're breathing fumes and straining to hear your fellow passengers over the roar of an engine. ("I see his mouth moving — he's either asking if I want another beer or ordering me to abandon ship …") Imagine the best of both worlds — the peace and quiet of sailing with the the simple steering wheel of a powerboat — and you've got an electric boat. Travel Insider Dalia Colon tries one out on the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa.