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One who works on, deals with, or operates boats.

boat′man·ship′ n.
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Noun1.boatmanship - skill in handling boats
seamanship - skill in sailing
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"Take a boatmanship course before getting a boat of your own."
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Following a skillful dance of boatmanship in the wind and waves, the vessel nosed up to the dock long enough for one passenger to disembark.