The pinnace was one of many types of ship's boats in use by warships and merchantmen from the 17th to the 19th Century. The Pinnace, according to Falconers Marine Dictionary is resembling a barge but smaller, never rowing more than eight oars. The Pinnace is for the accommodation of the Lieutentants etc. They were pleasant-looking craft distinguished generally by the wash boards at the bow and stern. Very often, time was spent in decorating such a boat by means of painted friezes in various designs and colours. Principal dimensions: Overall length -- 28ft; Extreme beam -- 8ft 6ins; Depth, gunwhale to keel -- 3ft 3in.