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Old 20-04-2014, 11:17   #1
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Class of Boats

Hi All

This is a crazy question for sure but when is you change the naming from A Boat, Ship to a Yacht
Is there any specific size when you do and if so when is it ..

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Old 20-04-2014, 13:06   #2
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Re: Class of Boats

There might be others who think differently but I learned that a boat is a vessel you can put aboard a ship. That means that ships are large enough to carry working boats. A boat is small enough to be loaded aboard a ship.

A yacht is a boat used for pleasure or recreation and can be very big or very small. In general use of the term here in the US a yacht is a very fancy recreational craft either power or sail.

I hope that helps a little.
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Depends on who you ask. If you're asking a bank, anything over 26' is a yacht. At least in the US.

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Re: Class of Boats

A yacht is a boat on which someone else does all the work.
I'd like to have one sometime.
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Re: Class of Boats

In much of the English speaking world, any sailboat is called a yacht.

This gets up the noses of some Yanks who apply an elitist spin to the term, but even a vessel as humble as an Optimist pram may be called a yacht in the UK, Oz or NZ.

Silly thing to get excited about!

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Re: Class of Boats

This is from Wikipedia

A yacht /ˈjɒt/ is a recreational boat or ship. The term originated from the Dutch Jacht meaning "hunt".[note 1] It was originally defined as a light fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. After its selection by Charles II of England as the vessel to carry him to Britain from Holland for his restoration in 1660, it came to be used to mean a vessel used to convey important persons.

In modern use the term designates two rather different classes of watercraft, sailing and power boats. Yachts are different from working ships mainly by their leisure purpose, and it was not until the rise of the steamboat and other types of powerboat that sailing vessels in general came to be perceived as luxury, or recreational vessels. Later the term came to encompass motor boats for primarily private pleasure purposes as well.

Yacht lengths generally range from 10 metres (33 ft) up to dozens of metres (hundreds of feet). A luxury craft smaller than 12 metres (39 ft) is more commonly called a cabin cruiser or simply a cruiser. A superyacht generally refers to any yacht (sail or power) above 24 m (79 ft) and a megayacht generally refers to any yacht over 50 metres (164 ft). This size is small in relation to typical cruise liners and oil tankers.


the reason for my question is even do i will be sailing on a Catamaran in the range of 40-60 i would not call it a yacht while i have seem others call it a yacht but then again it toke me some time to call a Catamaran a boat
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In much of the English speaking world, any sailboat is called a yacht.

This gets up the noses of some Yanks who apply an elitist spin to the term, but even a vessel as humble as an Optimist pram may be called a yacht in the UK, Oz or NZ.

Silly thing to get excited about!

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A yacht can be sail or power. I see many a fine motor yacht in marina

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Re: Class of Boats

> In much of the English speaking world, any sailboat is called a yacht.

To me, it becomes a yacht if it has a cabin with enough room for a berth. It's a dinghy (or a sailboat*) if it is completely open or just has a cuddy.

*a sailboat can also either a dinghy or a yacht.
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A yacht is a boat on which someone else does all the work.
I'd like to have one sometime.

To expand on this a little, a yacht is also something I cannot afford.
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Old 20-04-2014, 22:09   #10
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> In much of the English speaking world, any sailboat is called a yacht.

To me, it becomes a yacht if it has a cabin with enough room for a berth. It's a dinghy (or a sailboat*) if it is completely open or just has a cuddy.

*a sailboat can also either a dinghy or a yacht.
Well, I'd certainly go along with that refinement of the definition.

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All we have ever had was Boats! Never owned a Yacht As of today LOL Deliverd a couple of them tho !! Captained a ship for a while many years ago! Heck one of the boats we owned was a 70ftr but was still just a boat !!
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Hi All

This is a crazy question for sure but when is you change the naming from A Boat, Ship to a Yacht
Is there any specific size when you do and if so when is it ..

And finally happy Easter All
In my world mine will always stay "boats" regardless of size and type. I just feel a bit pretentious calling one I own a "yacht."
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Well, I'd certainly go along with that refinement of the definition.

Jim
Not according to the the dictionary or wikipedia.
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In my world mine will always stay "boats" regardless of size and type. I just feel a bit pretentious calling one I own a "yacht."
I agree with that. Mine will always be boats too. I'm too casual to own a yacht and too poor to own a ship.
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Re: Class of Boats

I don't think Mike was really needing a definition. I think what he wanted to play was "Let's you and him fight."

Mike, Call the thing a catamaran and everyone will know what you are talking about. Some here will say "ooh and aww" and some will say "yech."
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