Other Boating Words to Know:
Hull : The body of the boat not including the motor or sails or “extra stuff.”
Beam : The width of the boat from the port side to the starboard side at the widest point.
Directions on a Boat
How to measure the length
You measure length overall from one end (stern or bow) of the hull to the other end along the center line of the hull.
Why do you care?
That is how you determine what equipment
you must carry onboard when underway.