About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Boat Vermont Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Vermont Boating Safety Education Certification 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 centerline (backbone) of a boat or the extension of hull that increases stability in the water