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A Cutter 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. The cutter is one of several types of sailboats. Traditionally the sloop rig was a rig with a single mast located forward of 70% of the length of the sailplan. In this traditional definition a sloop could have multiple jibs on a fixed bowsprit. Cutters had a rig with a single mast more centrally located, which could vary from 50% to 70% of the length of the sailplan, with multiple headsails and a running bowsprit. They are usually used only for short range trips and may sometimes be found as the secondary ships to much larger vessels.