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A Translation of Terms Used Ashore and in Marinas and Harbours
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1 ashore aan land a terre an land

a terra

2 basin bassin


darsena 2
3 boat yard jachtwerf chantier naval boot yard

cantiere navale

varadero 3
4 bollard bitte d'amarrage bollard


5 breakwater brakwater brise-lames wellenbrecher


falochron 5
6 buoy boei bouée boje


boja 6
7 commercial port haven port de commerce kommerzielles tor

porto commerciale

port commercyjny 7
8 customs douane douanes gewohnheiten


ochronna brzegowa / s³u¿ba celna 8
9 daily rate dag - koers taux par jour tägliche rate

tariffa giornaliera

stawka dzienne 9
10 diesel fuel diesel carburant diesel, gas oil dieselkraftstoff

carburante diesel, gasolio

olej napêdowy 10
11 dock dok dock, se nettre à quai dock

banchina; accostare alla banchina

dok 11
12 dockside quai dockside

banchina; lungo la banchina

dok / nabrze¿e 12
13 dry dock droogdok bassin de radoub, cale sèche trockenes dock

bacino di carenaggio

suchy dok 13
14 drop anchor nouiller tropfenanker

gettare l'ancora

rzuæ kotwice 14
15 drying port port d'échouage trocknendes tor

porto a secco

port schn¹cy 15
16 engineer monteur ingénieur-mécanicien ingenieur

macchinista; motorista, meccanico

in¿ynier / mechanic 16
17 fishing harbour visserij haven port de pêche fischenhafen

porto di pescatori, porto peschereccio

port rybackie 17
18 fresh water vers water eau douce süßwasser

acqua dolce

s³odkie woda 18
19 fuel brandstof carburant kraftstoff


bêzyna 19
20 harbour haven port hafen


port 20
21 harbour master haven meester capitaine de port hafenmeister

comandante del porto

kapitan portu 21
22 harbour plan plattegrond hafenplan

(pianetto)piano del porto

plan portu 22
23 high tide vloed marée haute hohe gezeiten

alta marea

wysoki wode 23
24 hose connection slangaansluiting schlauchanschluß

allaccio con tubo di gomma

po³¹czenie w¹¿owe 24
25 jetty steiger jetée anlegestelle


pirs / pomost / molo 25
26 land land terre land

terra; sbarcare

l¹d 26
27 landing place landigsplaats point d'accostage landungplatz

punto di sbarco

miejsce do l¹dowanie 27
28 low tide eb marée basse niedrige gezeiten

bassa marea

niskie woda 28
29 marina (jacht) haven port de plaisance marina


marina / port jachtowy 29
30 moor anker amarrer machn sie fest


cumowaæ 30
31 mooring ankeren mouillage verankern


cumowanie (verb) / lina cumownicze (noun) 31
32 mooring buoy anker boei verankernboje

boa d'ormeggio; gavitello

boja cumownicze 32
33 mooring cable anker touw chaîne, câble, filin verankernkabel

cavo d'ormeggio

lina cumownicze 33
34 mooring fee haven geld verankerngebühr

tassa di stazionamento

stawka cumownicze 34
35 mooring line ankerlijn amarre verankernlinie

cima d'ormeggio

lina cumownicze 35
36 pier pier jetée pier


pirs / pomost / molo 36
37 pontoon ponton ponton ponton

pontile galleggiante

ponton 37
38 port haven port tor


port 38
39 quay kade quai kai


keja 39
40 rental huur location miete


wynajem 40
41 seafront zeezijde bord de mer seeseite


wybrze¿e 41
42 seashore kustzijde bord de la mer küste


wybrze¿e / pla¿a 42
43 shore kust rivage ufer

spiaggia; riva

brzeg / wybrze¿e 43
44 slip slip cale beleg

scivolo, scalo di alaggio

Pochylnia 44
45 stern to heck zu

accostare la poppa; ormeggiare di poppa

rufa do / rufem 45
46 weekly rate week koers taux par semaine wöchentliche rate

tariffa settimanale

stawka tygodniowa 46
47 yacht club jachtclub club nautique yachtverein

circolo nautico

klub jachtowe 47
48 yacht harbour jachthaven port de plaisance yachthafen

porto turistico

port jachtowe 48