Fore is towards the front, aft is towards the back. Hull – The main body of the boat. Friendship’s hull has two decks. Keel – The timber at the very bottom of the hull that runs from the bow to the stern, often called the ship’s “backbone.”
Who first invented the boat?
The oldest recovered boat in the world, the Pesse canoe, found in the Netherlands, is a dugout made from the hollowed tree trunk of a Pinus sylvestris that was constructed somewhere between 8200 and 7600 BC.