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companionway

Nautical a stairway or ladder leading from one deck to another in a boat or ship

companionway

[kəm′pan·yən‚wā]
(naval architecture)
A stairway that runs from one deck of a ship to another.
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However, on Britannic at least, at the head of the central companionway - the main thoroughfare between the deckhouse and the saloon below - was what is variously described as a large room or a large lobby, provided with sofas, adjacent to the smoking room.
The boys race along the covered promenade deck to the forward companionway.
Curt Putnam of Rancho Cucamonga was on a seven-day charter in Mexican waters in June 1998 when a passenger was found unconscious in a companionway.
At best, smaller yachts might have a flimsy companionway door lock, and larger yachts might be outfitted with a closed circuit television surveillance system.
With the exception of two sloops, the Amel lineage has a number of consistent characteristics: ketch rigs; well-protected centre cockpits, with steering position offset to port and companionway to starboard; solid stainless steel guardrails right around the deck; powered sail-handling systems; a skeg-hung rudder and a well-protected propeller.
The traveler is forward of the companionway with lines led aft.
Elsewhere in the saloon engine access is good, as I easily lifted the companionway steps to reveal all the key maintenance parts of the Yanmar three-cylinder 29 horsepower saildrive--with access to both sides as well.
Today a crane helped install a fuel tank and a companionway on the town's quayside to bring the launch date nearer.
The head, with separate enclosed shower, is accessible through a private entry from the master stateroom or the main companionway.
For engine access and periodic mainetenance, I found it easy to lift the companionway steps to reveal all the key parts of the Yanmar saildrive with clear access to both sides in the engine room space.
Work is in progress on the companionway we need to walk down to get to the boat.