Basic parts of a boat

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Are you about to buy your first boat or are you new to boating? Then you are probably a little confused by the boating terminologies that are thrown around when looking at boats. Words like hull, galley, keel etc. can be confusing. This boating article will familiarize you with the basic parts of a boat or yacht. So, the next time someone talks about a daggerboard, you know what they’re referring to!

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Basic parts of a boat

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  2. 2. BASIC PARTS OF A BOAT OR YACHT • Hull: Body of the boat made of fiberglass, though some older models may use wood or plastic. In case of cruiser boats hulls may be made of aluminum or Ferro cement steel. • Bow: Outer ring of the hull which is mostly pointy. In some cases it may resemble a square. • Gunwale/Gunnel: The outer edge of the hull
  3. 3. BASIC PARTS OF A BOAT OR YACHT CONTD.. • Stem: The pointy front end of the bow. • Stern: Back end of the bow. • Stern quarters: The back end corners of the bow are called stern quarters. • Rudder: Device used to steer the boat. • Tiller: A stick-like extension to the Rudder.
  4. 4. BASIC PARTS OF A BOAT OR YACHT CONTD.. • Rig: Any extensions rising from the hull which generally has the mast, boom and sails fastened onto them. • Keel/Centerboard/Daggerboard: A keel is present underneath the boat, on the hull’s bottom. A board-like foil balancing and aligning the boat when in water. In case of smaller boats, the keel is removable, which is said to be a centerboard or a daggerboard. • Starboard and Port: The right and left sides of the boat respectively.
  5. 5. BASIC PARTS OF A BOAT OR YACHT CONTD.. • Propeller: The device that rotates and thus powers the boat to move forward and backward, in case of power boats.
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