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 - 'W'

Warp

  • A very strong rope, usually fixed to one end, used for moving or anchoring large vessels.

Waterlogged

  • A boat whose hull has been filled/ submerged with water.

Waterway

  • Any inland water-bound route such as estuary, canal, river or lake that vessels (with appropriate boat insurance!) can travel on.

Windlass

  • A windlass is normally used within boating to haul sails, to open/close canal lock paddles (on inland waterways) or to raise/lower anchors. A windlass can be fixed (usually as part of a rotational drum device) or free standing (e.g. when used on canal lock gates). From a boat insurance perspective a windlass would be considered an integral part of a boat's equipment.

Windlass

  • A winch device used typically used to assist in raising an anchor or pulling on sail lines.

Windward

  • Towards the direction from which the wind is blowing.

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NB: These boat insurance terms are provided with best intent only. All are subject to correction or amendment at any time. They are also secondary to any definitions provided in our boat insurance policy documentation.

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