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Marina and/or boating terms glossary.



Bow - The front part of the boat, yacht or cabin cruiser.

Canal - An artificial waterway usually man-made and connects lakes, rivers or oceans allowing for easier navigation.

Channel - The part of a body of water either naturally occurring or constructed with a dredge machine, having adequate depth for boats, yachts or cabin cruisers to navigate.

Dock - The area where a boat, yacht or cabin cruiser remains attached when not in use.

Dredge - A machine used to clean or deepen the bottom of a river, lake, canal or harbor.

Floating dock - A platform supported by a floating device.

Head - Refers to a boat, yacht or cabin cruisers bathroom.

Hull - the body of a boat, yacht or cabin cruiser located between the deck and the keel; essentially acts as the buoyancy, which prevents the boat, yacht or cabin cruiser from sinking.

Inboard Engine - An engine located inside the boat, yacht or cabin cruiser with the driveshaft and propeller protruding through the bottom of the vessel.

Marina - A port located on a body of water that provides dockage, moorings, storage, fuel docks, supplies and maintenance services for boats, yachts and cabin cruisers.

Mooring - Also known as moorage, refers to a permanent anchoring system that holds or secures a boat in a specific location.

Outboard Engine - An engine mounted on the outside of the vessel with the driveshaft and propeller located on the outside ad well; usually found on small boats.

Peninsula - A piece of land protruding into a body of water and surrounded by water on three sides.

Port - The left side of the boat, yacht or cabin cruiser when facing forward.

Promenade - A pedestrian walkway.

Propeller - Also known as a prop, refers to a rotating machine with multiple blades used to force a boat, yacht or cabin cruiser through water.

Pump out station - A sanitation facility, usually located on a marina, used for draining holding tanks on a boat, yacht or cabin cruiser.

Running Lights - Navigational lights that are required by law to be turned on when the boat, yacht or cabin cruiser is in motion between sunset and sunrise.

Slips - A place between two docks where a boat, yacht or cabin cruiser is lifted out of the water and moored in that location.

Starboard - The right side of the boat, yacht or cabin cruiser when looking forward.

Stern drive - Also known as inboard/outboard, refers to a boat, yacht or cabin cruisers’ water propulsion system. The water propulsion system consists of an engine located inboard and a driveshaft and propeller located outboard.

Stern - The back part of the boat, yacht or cabin cruiser.

Transient dockage - docking or mooring your boat, yacht or cabin cruiser at a marina for a short period of time, typically for the day/night or week.

Travel Hoist - A moveable device used at marinas for lifting, hauling and moving boats, yachts or cabin cruisers.

Yacht - An expensive recreational vehicle usually greater than 25 feet or more in length and conveys and luxury and pleasure.

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