Boat Terminology

 

Abeam

The area of the sea at right angles to the boat.

 

Alongside

When the boat is alongside the quay or dock.

 

Astern

 

The area behind the boat.

 

Amidships

The centre of the boat. Between Fore and Aft, and Port and Starboard.

 

Berth

A place to sleep on a boat. Or a place for the boat to tie up to alongside the quay or dock.

 

Get underway

Taking the ship to sea. The voyage has started.



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