Glossary of Boating Terms
The largest regular sail on a sailboat.
To secure a line.
The addition of marine components to automotive engines.
Vertical spar that supports sails.
A radio distress call.
A large, luxurious yacht, typically longer than 100 feet
Location near the center of a boat.
A shorter mast located aft of the main mast on a yawl or ketch.
A modification of the deep-V hull shape with a deadrise of less than 20 degrees.
A hollow reinforced cavity that is the mirror-image or reverse-image of the boat and into which fiberglass, gel coat and resin are laid during composite-hull construction.
A boat with a single hull.
Permanent ground tackle fixed to a buoy that boats can tie to.
A hybrid boat that has sails and powerful engines.
A large powerboat greater than 40 feet with luxurious interior accommodations for long-range cruising.
A boat with more than one hull, such as a catamaran or trimaran.