Tag:leisure=slipway

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800px-Swanage lifeboat on its slipway 1.JPG
Description
A slipway: a ramp for launching a boat into water Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Transport slipway.svg
Group: Leisure
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
Status: de facto

A slipway is a ramp into the water for launching a boat. Sometimes referred to as "boat ramps", "boat landings" or "boat launches".

They are typically simply a concrete ramp at the end of an access road or track into the water. The boat owner backs a vehicle with a boat trailer down the ramp until the trailer is in the water and floats the boat off.

Larger boat ramps may include winding gear and cranes for handling larger vessels that might be trucked in.

How to Map

A typical mapping might be to make a short highway=service way to the water's edge and make the final node a leisure=slipway. Maybe add vehicle=yes to the way if applicable.

If by crane see also man_made=crane and crane:type=*.

Mf node.png for crane

Example

Picture/Description Tags Mapnik
800px-Swanage lifeboat on its slipway 1.JPG leisure=slipway

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See slipway in Ryde for a reference.

Also see