Users

  •Sign In
  •User Registration
  •Dealer Registration
  •Request Information

Popular Types

  •Express Boats
  •Bow Rider Boats
  •Other Boats
  •Walkaround Boats
  •Cruisers
  •Bass Boats
  •Pontoon Boats
  •Sailboat Boats
  •Sloop Boats
  •Deck Boats
  •Cuddy Cabin Boats
  •Jet Boats

Popular Makes

  •Sea Ray boats
  •Bayliner boats
  •Chris-craft boats
  •Chaparral boats
  •Wellcraft boats
  •Rinker boats
  •Yamaha boats
  •Regal boats
  •Four Winns boats
  •Carver boats
  •Sea-Doo boats
  •Boston Whaler boats

Resources

  •Contact
  •Dealers
  •Boat History Report
  •Buying Tips
  •Selling Tips
  •Nautical Terms
  •Industry News
  •Boat Shows

Browse Boats

  •All Boats
  •Boats by Category
  •Boats by Make
  •Boats by State

Nautical Terms and Phrases

The letters of the alphabet are listed with their corresponding phonetic alphabet term. The phonetic alphabet is used when spelling terms over a radio so that the listener does not confuse one letter for another.

The terms will show up below the list of letters when you click a letter.

A - Alpha N - November
B - Bravo O - Oscar
C - Charlie P - Papa
D - Delta Q - Quebec
E - Echo R - Romeo
F - Foxtrot S - Sierra
G - Golf T - Tango
H - Hotel U - Uniform
I - India V - Victor
J - Juliet W - Whiskey
K - Kilo X - X-Ray
L - Lima Y - Yankee
M - Mike Z - Zulu




Zebra Mussel A small freshwater mollusk that was accidentally introduced to North American waters via ballast water from a transoceanic vessel. The zebra mussel has had significant negative economic and ecological effects: It clogs water intake pipes and attaches to and fouls boat hulls, dock pilings and other objects.
Zephyr A gentle breeze; the slightest movement of air.
Zulu Used to indicate times measured in Coordinated Universal Time, a successor to Greenwich Mean Time, both of which are time standards not affected by time zones or seasons.