The Woven Equivalent of an Oceangoing Tugboat!

Boatyard Shirt - 25th Anniversary Edition




BUILT FOR EVERYDAY CHORING & CASUAL WEAR - Whether you're in the field or out on the water, this is the shirt you want on your back. 

ALL DAY COMFORT - Generous cut throughout, roomy enough for layering over a long-sleeve t-shirt. Shirttails you can tuck in or let'm flap! 

DURABLE- 100% cotton, 10oz. brushed twill, tightly woven to resist abbrassions, punctures and tears. Double needle construction. Garment dyed for a worn-in look. 

FUNCTIONAL - deep, functional pockets with snap closure, large enough for cellphone. Doubled up fabric at shoulders, sleeve caps and forearm to elbow.

CUSTOM FIT - Our signature "doghouse button closure" at the upper part of the front placket allows you to customize your fit according to the weather you're in. 

This shirt is the sistership to our Boatyard Pant and Boatyard Jacket…both birthed at the Marblehead Boatyard, 89 Front Street, circa 1995, and inspired by the wily cast of characters we fondly recall as the Boatyard Boys: Dinzi, Moose, Lars, Tobi, and a few others we can’t mention.


The Boatyard Shirt Story

This shirt is the sistership to our Boatyard Pant and Boatyard Jacket…both birthed at the Marblehead Boatyard, 89 Front Street, circa 1995, and inspired by the wily cast of characters we fondly recall as the Boatyard Boys: Lars, Dinzi, Jake, and a few others we can’t mention.

The backstory on this build is not one I admit often, as it involves an uprising of sorts staged by the Boatyard Boys telling me our shirts were now being made for and worn by the fancy lads at the Eastern Yacht Club and no longer fit for serious yard duty. “Wouldn’t be caught drowned in one of ‘em they told me." These rumblings soaked for a few weeks and after many after-work sessions around the community beer bucket, I finally got it out of them: “those nifty plaids shirts you’re passing off as work shirts ain’t work shirts.”

Alrighty then Boys, here you are…a tugboat of a work shirt you’ll die working in because it’s not one you’re going to outlive. 

And what a bruiser of a shirt it is. It wouldn’t be so if not for the 100% cotton, 10oz heavy twill base fabric…you just will not wear through it. This build has doubled-up shoulder coverings, wrist-to-elbow wear patches, a sturdy built-up collar, extra tall chest pockets with snap closures and new, only available on this shirt, our signature dog-house button closure configuration. And to honor the Boatyard Boys unique sense of fashion, the shirts are garment dyed in their favorite colors: khaki, olive, burgundy and navy.  

The Original Boatyard Shirt, one of our finest moments, is being reintroduced now as the 25th Anniversary Edition, even though we’re a little late due to all the s**t going on in the world.  Each shirt carries the25th Anniversary Edition label and is marked with its unique serial number identifier.


  • 100% Cotton, 10oz brushed twill, garment dyed fabric
  • Doubled-up shoulder and sleeve cap
  • Wrist-to-elbow wear patches
  • Two, shoulder back box pleats
  • Bar stitch reinforcement at key stress points
  • Point collar, meticulously contoured from neck-back to shirt front
  • Double needle construction throughout
  • Signature Dog-house button closure configuration, neck to chest
  • Two button, adjustable sleeve cuff closure
  • Extra-large front pockets with snap closures
  • Just-right shirttails…wear tucked or untucked
  • Made in Portugal
  • Machine wash & dry or dry-clean
Size & Fit
Shipping & Returns


We don’t use a 3rd. fulfillment house to process your order. We pick, pack and ship all orders ourselves from our own warehouse. If we receive your order by 12pm PST, we usually ship it to you that day. Otherwise it will ship on the following business day.

Returns & Refunds

If you aren’t happy with what you’ve purchased from Atlantic Rancher, you may return it to us in like-new condition within 30-days of purchase and we’ll process a refund for the full purchase price of the item(s) being returned.

Returns after the normal 30-day window are for store credit only. 

Our Story

Customer Reviews

Based on 152 reviews
Lynn Stewart (Houston, US)

This is the nicest shirt of any kind I have ever owned. I reordered in every color.

Donald Moodie (Pinehurst, US)
Comments: You guys were, and are the best
Great products for the outdoor life

It's so special when you find a company with products that so far exceed your expectations that you cannot think how they could be better. I first shopped Atlantic Rancher decades ago and was saddened when they went away for a while. Now they're back and their rugged clothes are once again the finest you will find anywhere.

Mason Hersey (Kaunakakai, US)
Comments: Fast shipping, personal shopping experience is impressive. Thank you!
Craftsmanship from another time...

The boatyard shirt is a work of art: fabric, design, construction. It replaces a closetful of lesser shirts. The heavy cotton is extremely comfortable and allows different ways of wearing it (collar up, shirt-jacket, etc.). Impeccable details such as the upper buttons. Worth every penny. Kudos to AR!

Christopher Gaynor (Southampton, US)
Comments: Keep doing what you do!
This shirt...

Thick, hearty and warm can be used to describe the Boatyard Shirt. And a good clam chowder!

The button pattern is very unique. It allows you to stop at a normal position, the button hole is reinforced at that height. Then there's a button just above, a bit less than the rest of the spacing to stay a bit warmer in an Easterly wind. If you think this shirt is expensive, I say you're getting what you pay for. Quality.

Four wash and dry cycles, zero shrinkage and every time it gets a bit more broken in. To keep the food puns going, "Pairs well with an Outlaw Gunners Vest over it". You can't go wrong with AR. And I can also vouch for their stellar customer Service. If there's an issue with your order they will make it right!

Ken Brown (Edina, US)

I’ve waited for 3 inventory cycles to buy this shirt - and it is that good - and worth the wait. As cooler weather arrives in MN this gem is going to get a lot of use. First wash - no shrinkage - and it softened nicely