Boat Insurance Glossary

Welcome to our Boat Insurance glossary, select a letter to navigate to our list of available definitions;

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Boat Insurance Definitions beginning with - 'K'


  • A keel is an extension on the bottom of a boat which is weighted to provide additional stability.

Kicking Strap

  • The kicking strap is used to control a sails shape. It can be used to tension the boom and thus helps prevent lifting that can cause wind to spill out over the sail.


  • A boating reference to the nautical speed one nautical mile an hour (originally measured by the number of tied knots in a line being drawn overboard).


Please note that all provided boat insurance terms are subject to amendment without warning and that they are also secondary to any definitions provided in our official boat insurance policy texts.

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