Definition of boatyard in US English:

boatyard

noun

  • A place where boats are built, repaired, or stored.

    • ‘Pollution from marinas and boatyards and the impact on marine ecosystems from yachting infrastructure development are also of concern, a subject too deep to go into here.’
    • ‘Officers have been checking boatyards in the York and Selby area and talking to boat owners.’
    • ‘What does represent progress, at least for cruising sailors, is the presence of two marinas and a well-equipped boatyard.’
    • ‘Bittersweet is this journey to the wooden boatyards of Maine and the glorious work of ‘contemporary genius’ Joel White as he undertook what he knew would be his last wooden boat project.’
    • ‘The boatyard and its moorings introduced Roy to a tapestry of like minded people and also earned them a large spread in the April '63 edition of lifestyle magazine The Tatler.’
    • ‘We met last week at one of his favourite haunts, a restaurant and bar berthed next to boatyards in the Westhaven marina, at just after one in the afternoon.’
    • ‘Each spring, boatyards and suppliers make a fortune repairing and replacing parts damaged during the harsh winter months.’
    • ‘But he said this made it even more important that Rochdale Council acts quickly to develop a boatyard and boat hire facilities at Durn.’
    • ‘Just 1 mile north of downtown, you can wander along the waterfront past marinas, docks, houseboat communities, and working boatyards.’
    • ‘The Harbour Board had sought the permission of the Department of Marine to demolish the old boatyard slipway in order to facilitate the development of the area.’
    • ‘For Charles Pool, owner of the marina and of Yacht Services Ltd, the marina's parent company and boatyard, boats are more than just a rich man's plaything; they're a way of life.’
    • ‘He also constructed a gristmill, wharf, and boatyard, and shipped the products of his furnace as far as New Orleans.’
    • ‘The yachting industry is being seen now as a significant employment and revenue generator, through marinas, boatyards, other commercial enterprises, as well as yachting events.’
    • ‘Fortunately most boatyards pressure wash the bottom as soon as they haul the boat, and many will also knock off hard growth with a long-handled scraper.’
    • ‘The issue of the old boatyard slipway continues to be unresolved.’
    • ‘Local workboats and cruising yachts staying south of the hurricane belt have kept the boatyard operating at capacity through the summer months, both before and after September 11.’
    • ‘Wood for the interior was salvaged from an old boatyard, while a bog-oak sculptor made the windowsills from hand.’
    • ‘Around the country, more states are developing voluntary programs to help marinas and boatyards adopt cleaner, greener operating practices.’
    • ‘And at Durn, further east along the canal, there could be a boatyard, long and short-term moorings, a chandlery, workshops and town houses and apartments.’
    • ‘The sky was the color of slate and everything was damp and getting damper as a steady drizzle fell Friday afternoon on the boatyard of the St. Augustine Marina.’
    port, dock, haven, marina, dockyard, mooring, anchorage, roads, waterfront
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Pronunciation

boatyard

/ˈbōtˌyärd//ˈboʊtˌjɑrd/