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Old 29-12-2004, 11:22   #1
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Dumb Question maybe

Ok I keep seeing this "S/V" prefix before a lot of peoples boat names. What does this mean "S/V". I am kinda a noob to this cruising thing. So let the razzing begin!

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Old 29-12-2004, 11:29   #2
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sailing vessel as in S/V Makai versus M/V for motor vessel.

I have also heard S/Y sailing yacht. I believe that SV and MV are the legally accepted terms.
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And M/S for Motor Ship..
S/S = Steam Ship
M/T = Motor Tanker
T/T = Turbine Tanker......Etc.
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Thanks for all the info. I was reading sailing stuff later on today and for some odd reason it just hit me what it ment then when I came back here to confirm I got all these wonderful posts. It's funny how these things seem to answer them self as soon as you ask someone.

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