How to measure a boat? - Length of a Boat Measuring Length Overall

How to measure the length of the boat?

A motor boat is measured from the tip of the bow in a straight line to the stern of the boat. This measurement does not include any attachments such as swim platforms, outboard motors, bow sprits, etc. This measurement is called the length overall (LOA).

Length of a boat

The beam of the boat is the width at the widest part of the boat.

How to measure the beam of the boat?

To measure the beam, stand inside the boat and run a measuring tape from the left to the right side at the widest point of the boat.

beam of the boat
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