The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well. Note that this word isn't usually used by itself (that would be 船). It's usually attached to things that are boat-related, but I wanted you to learn it individually so you can use it that way.
Kyoko(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi(Tokyo accent, male)
The reading is the same as what you learned with the kanji. Also the same as 船.