Examples from the Web for ahoy
When the boat came alongside the ship, the crimp shouted: "Ahoy, Mr. Mate, I have a good sailor for you."The Flying Bo'sun|Arthur Mason
But there was no reply, and he tugged away till he was nearer, and then gave vent to a cheery “Ahoy!”To Win or to Die|George Manville Fenn
As for Grandfather Harling, after the stranger's first visit he strained his ears for a second, and when with a cheery "Ahoy!"Carl and the Cotton Gin|Sara Ware Bassett
Another calls out the name of their particular log-mark: "Blaze Belt, ahoy!"
Peter Gross stepped into the shelter of a cocoanut-palm and shouted the Malay for "Ahoy."The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
British Dictionary definitions for ahoy
Word Origin and History for ahoy
1751, from a + hoy, a nautical call used in hauling. The original form of the greeting seems to have been ho, the ship ahoy!