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The bow and stern, port and starboard, are possibly of the few parts of a ship that the general public knows (although it may confuse, especially the last ones). Whether it is a fiber boat or a large boat, each piece of a ship has its nomenclature, clear and difficult to confuse. The reason is simple: the deafening noise of navigation during a storm forces communication to be precise, because the ship and the life of its crew are at stake.

In the smaller fiber boat we will find parts such as woodland and rigging, length and keel, or codaste and wheel. With the help of V de Bravado, experts in carpentry and joinery for boats, we will discover these curious nautical terms.

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Parts of a fiber boat

Here are the most important parts of a fiber boat:

Boat hull

Main frame of the ship and part that is submerged in the water. Usually, it can be made of wood, iron, steel, rubber, concrete, polyester, fiberglass or aluminum among other materials.


Front part of the boat, tuned to reduce hydrodynamic resistance to maximum movement.


Backside of the ship, and where the propellers that move the ship are located, if it is a clear engine.


Each of the surfaces that the ship has. And they can be made of wood or metal. In other words, every floor that a ship has is a deck. The highest upper deck of the ship is the main deck.


The most important element of the ship since it constitutes the spine or the skeleton. It is a longitudinal piece of wood or steel, which at the end of the bow joins the wheel and codaste in the stern.


It’s like the steering wheel of the ship with which the boat is headed.


 The element that drives the boat and is moved with an engine, usually diesel.


The space where crew members and passengers stay.


Right side of the ship in the direction of its march. Or, in more technical terms, it is the right side facing the bow.


Left side of the boat in the direction of its march. In more technical terms, it is the left side facing the bow.

Side stand

Each of the vertical sides that result from dividing the ship into a vertical longitudinal plane. A ship has two sides, the starboard side on the right side and the port side on the left side.


Each side or side of the ship in the middle of the length.

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The part of the side where the hull narrows forming the bow of the ship. There are two amuras, starboard and larboard.


The part of the side where the sleeve decreases to close and form the stern of the ship. There are two fins, starboard and port.

Boat Hull

Submerged part of the helmet.

Air Draught

Emerging part of the hull on the waterline to the ship’s side.


The size of a ship from the bow to the stern.

Machine room

The room where the propulsion plant is housed, its boilers, compressors, lubrication pumps and ultimately, everything necessary for the operation of the ship.


Cloth that is used to push the boat thanks to the action of the wind.


The rigging of the ship is the set of sticks, dicks, booms, hangers, tangons, etc. of a sailing ship. The rigging of the ships is not subject to fixed norms like those that each type of sailing ship had in the past.


The width of the ship.


The tall ship.


It is the one that forms the bow, and is at one end of the keel.

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It forms the stern, and is located on the other side of the keel.


Instrument used to fix a ship at a certain point in the sea.


Engine that is located on the outside of the ship and is visible to the naked eye. These types of engines are carried by small boats such as small yachts.


Engine that is located inside the boat. It can be carried by both small and large ships.

If you want to know more about boats or need some repairs for your fiber boat, do not hesitate to visit V de Bravado, experts in carpentry and joinery for boats and in repair of woodland and rigging.

Residente en Barcelona y venezolana de corazón, Andrea es una cosmopolita con el mundo por nación que piensa en grande y se deja llevar por los sueños. Viajera curiosa, su mirada no descansa nunca y sus ansias de saber tampoco.