Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


Boat-hook is a pole with a hook on the end, used to reach into the water to catch buoys or other floating objects.

What is Boat-hook?

A boat hook is part of boating equipment. Its most common use is as a docking and undocking aid. It may be similar to a pike pole, however it must have a blunt tip, for pushing during undocking, with a hook for docking. In addition, it may have a line attached to the other end, which may have a ring for this purpose.