Where is the ‘abaft the beam’?

Please point out where ‘abaft the beam’ is on this picture. I cannot find it.

adv. Toward the stern.
prep. Toward the stern from

Black and white picture of a boat with multiple annotations


Here is a another picture which points out all locations on a boat and which indicates where ‘abaft the beam’ refers to, whether port or starboard beam.

I have highlighted the relevant terms for you, in red.

‘Abaft’ is formed (from ‘baft’) within English by derivation, says the OED

‘Baft’ : 1. Of place: Behind, in the rear; in later usage only Nautical: Astern, aft, abaft. arch.

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