Take a look at part one of our short “yachting dictionary” and the next time you hire a yacht you will be an expert!
Aft or Stern: The back portion of a yacht
Helm station: The area of the boat with the steering instruments.
Bridge deck: The deck that hosts the main helm station of the yacht.
Cockpit: The outdoor area in the stern of the yacht where guests can sit, dive or fish from. On a sailing yacht, the captain will stand there to steer and control the boat.
Sun deck: The part of the deck of a yacht that is open to sky. Passengers usually spend time there relaxing and catching the sun.
Passarelle: The passageway that connects the yacht to the dock.
Aft deck: On motor yachts it is the guest area closest to the stern of the yacht and often hosts the main outdoor dining area.