Helm on a Boat Explained
By Matt Claiborne
What is the Helm of a Boat?
A boat helm describes the mechanism that attaches to the rudder or steering device.
Whether it is a steering wheel or tiller, the helm directs the rudder, which steers the boat.
The helm on a boat often has navigation and communication devices nearby and is the command and control center.
What Is a Boats Steering Wheel Called?
A boat’s steering wheel is often called the ship’s wheel or boat’s wheel. It can also be called the helm or helm station.
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