Although many believe that the shipyard is where most of its work is conducted, the fact is that the yard is more of a storage and preparation center than an
actual workshop. It takes a lot of lumber to build and/or repair a ship and therefore a huge space is required to store and cure it. Most yards may have
at least one slip on site for the more important jobs; however, most of the actual construction and/or repair work is conducted in off site work areas
located along waterway close to the shipyard.
Unlike most medieval and Hârnic workshops, the shipyard is a very diverse site. It is serviced by not only members of the shipwright's guild but also
members of the woodworkers, timberwrights, and metalworkers to name a few of the other Hârnic guilds. The sites can be relatively large and located in
cities and villages or even along some navigatable river banks.
The Associated links will look at the staff, workings, and ancillary work sites of a shipyard.