A heavy device, usually metal, fastened to a rode (long length of
chain or line), used to hold a vessel in position.
The interior of the hull below the floorboards.
The front end of the boat.
The location on a vessel where the helmsman steers the vessel .
The permanent covering over a compartment, hull or any part of a ship, serving
as a floor.
A measurement of water depth. One fathom equals six feet.
A cushion placed between boats, or between a boat and a pier, to prevent
A incoming current.
The kitchen area of a vessel.
The collective term for the anchors and ropes aboard a vessel.
A marine toilet; also refers to the bathroom area of a vessel. Also the name
for the upper corner of a triangular sail.
The direction in which a vessel's bow points at any given time, or in
navigation, the compass direction the boat must sail to progress to a specified
The wheel or tiller controlling the rudder.
The main body of a vessel.
One minute of latitude; approximately 6076 feet, or about 1/8 longer than
a statute mile of 5280 feet.
Toward or beyond the vessel's sides. A detachable engine mounted on a vessel's
Over the side or out of the vessel.
The left side of a vessel, when facing the bow.
The chain or line that attaches an anchor to a vessel.
A flat piece or structure of wood or metal attached upright to the stern of
a vessel that can be turned, causing the vessel to turn.
The right hand side of a vessel, when facing the bow.
The back end of a vessel.
A very high frequency electronic communications and direction finding system.
The generic term for a boat, ship, sailboat, motorboat, etc.
A mechanical device used to increase hauling power when raising or trimming the
A mechanical device located on the bow of a vessel used to pull in
the anchor and rope.
A mechanical device located on the stern that steers a vessel when
under sail in open waters; a mechanical helmsman.