Chapter 1: The Basics of Your Boat


In this first chapter, the different terms used to describe a boat will be covered, as well as details regarding various hull types, boat classes, and types of engines. You will also be introduced to the Hull Identification Number, and what it represents.

Aside from these concepts, the maximum capacity and horsepower, of your boat, will be defined, to ensure that your boat is compliant with federal and state regulations for safety.