Boat: besides the larger ships q.v., which are somewhat frequent, there are smaller vessels of various kinds used as charges, which may better be classed with the boat. Lighter-boat, open boat, bark, skiff, and raft. Boat-hooks, also the boat-oars are borne separately. A common boat is the crest of the family of AMES.
Sable, in base on open boat with oars in a sea proper, on a chief argent three crescents vert--MACNAB.
Barry, wavy of six argent and azure, on the middle bar a boat or; on a chief of the second two oars in saltire of the third between two cushions of the first tasselled or--Company of WATERMEN[Inc. 1556].
Or, a lighter-boat in fesse gules, [in one blazoning, a lighter vessel without masts]--DE WOLFO, Swevland. Azure, three barks or--AYER.
Argent, a boar .... a skiff with oars sable between the two in base--O'MALLEY, co. Mayo.
Gules, a raft or float removed or--BRETVILL.
Per pale gules and or, two boar-oars in saltire azure--TORRANCE.