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An introduction to BUC and other nautical terminology:

BUC provides services to yacht brokers, boat dealers, and those interested in used boats, boats for sale, boat listings, and boating and yachting in general.

BOAT APPRAISAL:

Boat Appraisal is a term referring to the value of a boat. You can get an idea of a what a Boat Appraisal would be with BUCValu.com. Boat Appraisals can be replace by BUCValu.com in many cases.

BOAT BLUE BOOK VALUES:

Boat blue book is a term often used to refer to boating statistical compilations or retail boat prices. You can obtain the equivalent of Boat Blue Book or Blue Book Boat Values with BUCValu.com

BUC:

Since 1961, BUC International has continually been the market leader in the provision of information services to the marine industry.

BUCíS MARINE MARKETING SYSTEM:

A carefully integrated combination of software applications and database tools that allows boat dealers and yacht brokers of any size to present a professional marketing image and more effectively manage their resources in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty of the burgeoning e-markets.

BUC USED BOAT PRICE GUIDE:

A complete, statistically authenticated guide listing the current market used boat prices for sailboats, houseboats, yachts, powerboats, fishing boats, and used boats of all kinds with area, condition and equipment scales and a complete cross referenced index. You can get a Boat Price Guide here.

BUC Personalized Boat Evaluation Service:

BUCís staff of experts will research each boat individually to determine its current market value according to the boatís location, condition and its complete inventory of features and equipment. Used Boat Evaluation Service

BUCís Yachtscan Service:

A documented vessel identification service that allows BUC members to search for documented and registered vessels and automatically retrieve the latest owner information.† Yachtscan utilizes sophisticated recognition software to match public and private data sources with BUCís Used Boat Description database to reveal a unique set of accurate identifying characteristics.

BUCNET:

The most broker-friendly multiple listing service in the industry, providing the most comprehensive real-time information on the availability, location and pricing of boats and charters anywhere in the world, using high-speed Internet connections. Find Yachts for sale here.

BUCNET Member:

A yacht broker or boat dealer that represents a multinational coalition of brokers listing tens of thousands of boats for sale or charter.

BUCvalu.com:

The most current and accurate online resource for used boat pricing and evaluations.† BUCís experts use the latest econometric forecasting techniques to determine used boat prices based on actual dealer, broker, surveyor and manufacturer reports. Click boat values to value your used boat.

BAILERS:

Openings in the bottom or transom of a boat to drain water.

BALE:

A fitting on the end of a spar, such as the boom, to which a line may be led.

BAREBOAT:

A charter vessel that is not maintained by a crew.

BEAM:

The greatest width of the boat, usually in the middle.

BERTH:

Sleeping bunk aboard the boat.

BILGE:

The lowest part of a boat, designed to collect water that enters the boat.

BOW:

The forward end of the boat.

BRIDGE DECK:

The transverse partition between the cockpit and the cabin.

BULKHEAD:

A partition below decks, commonly used to reinforce the hull.

CABINS:

Rooms

CATAMARAN:

Twin hulled boat

COCKPIT:

The area below deck level where the tiller or wheel is handled.

CREWED:

A charter vessel that is maintained by a crew

CRUISE AREA:

The area in which the vessel operates

DINGHY:

A small open boat, usually carried aboard a yacht for going ashore.

DRAFT:

The distance between the base of the keel and the waterline or the amount of water required to float the vessel.

FATHOM:

Nautical measurement equivalent to a depth of six feet.

FOREDECK:

The forward part of a boatís main deck.

FOREMAST:

The forward mast of a boat with more than one mast.

FOREPEAK:

The compartment farthest forward in the bow of the boat.† Often used for anchor or sail stowage.

FORESAIL:

Forward sail.

FREEBOARD:

The distance between the deck and the waterline.

GUESTS:

The number of persons that can charter a particular vessel.

GUNWALE:

The railing of the boat at deck level.

HATCH:

Opening on deck with a cover.

HEADS:

Bathrooms

HELM:

The tiller or wheel and surrounding area.

HLMTL:

Hull material

HOOK:

Slang for anchor

HULLCNF:

Hull configuration

INVERTER:

Electrical power converter that converts square-wave DC current to sine-wave AC current

KEEL:

The fixed underwater fin on the gull which helps provide stability and prevents the boat from slipping sideways.

KNOT:

A unit of speed.† One knot = 6,076 feet per hour.

LAZARETTE:

A stowage compartment at the stern.

LOA:

(Length Over All) The length of the boat in feet.

LOCATION:

The base of operations for the vessel.

NAUTICAL MILE:

Measure of length at sea (2,025 yards).† Equal to 1.15 land miles.

PEDESTAL:

A vertical post in the cockpit used to elevate the steering wheel into a convenient position.

PORT:

The left side of the boat.

PULPIT:

A metal framework on deck at the bow or stern, providing a safety railing and serving as an attachment for the lifelines.

PUSHPIT:

A pulpit located on the stern.

ROCKER:

The upward curvature of the keel towards the bow and stern.

RUB-RAIL:

Also called a rubbing strake or rub strake, it is an applied or thickened member at the rail, running the length of the boat, that serves to protect the hull when alongside a pier or another boat.

RUDDER:

Hinged plate hinged to the stern of the vessel used to steer the boat by turning the wheel.

SALON, SALOON:

The main social cabin of a boat.

SCUPPER:

A drain in the cockpit or toe-rail allowing water to drain out and overboard.

SCUTTLE:

A round window in the side or deck of a boat that may be opened to admit light and air, and closed tightly when required.

SEAT LOCKER:

A storage locker located under a cockpit seat.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SOLE:

The floor of the cockpit or cabin.

STARBOARD:

The right side of the boat.

STEM:

The most forward structural member in the bow.

STERN:

The back end of the boat.

SUMP PUMP:

A small pump for shower drainage.

TENDER:

A small boat used to transport crew and equipment from shore to a larger boat.

THWART:

A transverse structural member in the cockpit.

TOE RAIL:

A low rail, often slotted, along the side of the boat.

TRANSOM:

The flat, or sometimes curved, terminating structure of the hull at the stern of a boat.

V-BERTH:

Usually the forward berth of the boat, located in the bow.

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