About the Study Guide

This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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Boat parts, front view
  • Beam: Maximum width of a boat
  • Freeboard: Distance from water to lowest point of the boat where water could come on board
  • Draft: Depth of water needed to float a boat
  • Keel: Main centreline (backbone) of a boat or the extension of hull that increases stability in the water