and/or boating terms glossary.
Bow - The front part of
the boat, yacht or cabin cruiser.
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
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
Head - Refers to a boat,
yacht or cabin cruisers bathroom.
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.
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
Mooring - Also known as
moorage, refers to a permanent anchoring system that holds or
secures a boat in a specific location.
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.
station - A sanitation facility, usually located on a
marina, used for draining holding tanks on a boat, yacht or cabin
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
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
Yacht - An expensive recreational
vehicle usually greater than 25 feet or more in length and conveys
and luxury and