The history of the Airboat dates back to 1905 and was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. The reason for its inception was to test different types of propulsion systems. The early name of the Airboat was called the fan boat. Airboats are a popular form of transportation in marshy areas such as the Florida Everglades and the Louisiana bayou’s. Airboat do not need Deepwater such as an outboard engine would. Now a days airboats don’t even need water and can be driven across land. With the advances in modern day technology you have airboats powered by aircraft engines or car engines.