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Beam

The beam of a boat is its maximum width.

Bit-by-Bit, Port Side

Bit-by-Bit – a Catana 47 catamaran.

Bitts

Bitts are used to hang lines or coils of rope on.

Boom

Booms on modern sailboats run horizontally from the mast aft. On an old ship, the boom was a spar which extended the foot of the sail.

Bosun’s chairs

Bosun’s chairs were seats suspended on a tether of rope, used to haul or lower a person.

Bow

The bow of the boat is the tapered front portion, designed to split the water into the wake.

Bow-beam

The bow-beam runs across the bows of a catamaran and provides support and rigidity.

Byte-me

Bit-by-Bit’s tender is called Byte-Me.

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