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May 12, 2023 - The execution of something as it pertains to boating can have multiple definitions and meanings. Although primarily used in reference to signing documents, it can also relate to such actions as course changes, skipper commands and various operational procedures.

Signature Context

In the course of buying, selling, registering, titling or financing a boat; the owner will often be asked to execute certain documents. This means applying one's signature to the respective form or electronic version thereof. In many circumstances, the signature must be validated in the presence of a notary public.

Navigational Context

In a navigational context is often necessary to execute a course change, an operating procedure and perhaps the command or instructions of a skipper. The execution of certain maneuvering procedures in close quarters is one such example.

Mechanical Context

There are many conditions where a boater must execute certain mechanical procedures in order to maintain or control a respective boat. An example would be that of executing an engine startup or shutdown procedure. Various actions in the controlling or trimming of sails is another.


Almost any kind of action can be executed or carried out, no matter the nature thereof. However, boaters should become familiar with how this term applies when it comes the aspects particular realm of boat ownership and operations.

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