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Information of interest: quay length, dock length, dock(gate) width, number of cranes + max SWL, water/fuel/power availability. I think some of this already have tags in OSM, so maybe linking to these other tags would be good. --Skippern 10:17, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

How to tag

Here are a few comments on the latest version:

It is not clear why "area" is mandatory to be used. Why should not "node" be a possible alternative?

Boatyards are not necessarily buildings. And often the area of boatyards are much larger than the buildings. So is makes sense NOT to tag the buildings as boatyard, but the whole area. --nkbre 13:17, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, changing. Erik Johansson 15:32, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Is this also for winter storage?

I've always thought of a boatyard as a place where you primarily build boats or make repairs. In Sweden we usually have marinas for boats and on the land side there is a big field/yard/area for storing the boats during the winter.. Should this be tagged as a boat yard? Erik Johansson 15:28, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Incompatible with landuse=commercial?

Is this tag incompatible with landuse=commercial? Osmose reckons it is. I suspect it should be, but then as this tag is defined as being specifically "out of the water", it's not unreasonable to also give it a landuse designation. — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 23:28, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

1) As boatyard is not part of a waterway .. perhaps it should not be a waterway tag at all!
2) Better tagged as landuse=industrial, industrial=boatyard, boatyard=general, sailboat etc.
3) Ships should be separated out .. much larger! So industrial=shipyard etc.
Warin61 (talk) 01:14, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Agree with Samwilson and Warin61 - landuse probably industrial as industrial processes are used - boat manufacture & boat repair. Storage is often available at boatyards. Boatyard does not need to be next to a waterway and is ordinarily land based; graving docks are rare exceptions. Boatyards also service canal boats so can we have that differentiator also. Much work on a boat is also done undercover in a large building - so a land use is more informative and truer to real life. Yes - please separate ships and shipyards. --TonyS (talk) 10:46, 23 April 2018 (UTC)