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Definition


Freeboard in boating terms can be defined as the distance between the waterline and the top most part of the boat's hull structure amidships.

Meaning


The amount of freeboard can vary according to a boats load, weather conditions, and usage in fresh or salt water. It is also an issue in a boat's performance, especially for sailboats.

Context


The freeboard measurement is not a factor in registration, titling, or documenting a  vessel.

Conclusion


The amount of freeboard can affect a boat's performance and potential for swamping. Boaters should be aware of this issue, especially when traversing rough waters.


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