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stubones99 03-24-2018 11:27 AM

Is it a Yacht or Boat?
 
I think somewhere around here was a question of whether a particular boat was a yacht or a boat.

One answer was Yachts have icemakers if I recall correctly.

I think I came up with another distinction. A stand up, air conditioned engine room = yacht.

Of course, if some mechanic is doing the work, it doesn't matter that much.

Kind of reminds me of the difference between yachting and cruising. Cruising is repairing your boat in exotic locations while yachting is watching your yacht being repaired in exotic locations.

I really enjoyed the Palm Beach Boat Show! Especially the Kadey Krogen and Hampton booths!

Alaskan Sea-Duction 03-24-2018 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by stubones99 (Post 648160)
I think somewhere around here was a question of whether a particular boat was a yacht or a boat.

One answer was Yachts have icemakers if I recall correctly.

I think I came up with another distinction. A stand up, air conditioned engine room = yacht.

Of course, if some mechanic is doing the work, it doesn't matter that much.

Kind of reminds me of the difference between yachting and cruising. Cruising is repairing your boat in exotic locations while yachting is watching your yacht being repaired in exotic locations.

I really enjoyed the Palm Beach Boat Show! Especially the Kadey Krogen and Hampton booths!

Let the fun begin.....:popcorn:

MurrayM 03-24-2018 11:43 AM

A boat takes you places, a yacht inflates your ego.

winty 03-24-2018 11:59 AM

When hailing commercial traffic I identify myself as “yacht boat name” not sure if that is right or wrong but makes it clear to the pros that I am not.

Nomad Willy 03-24-2018 12:02 PM

The definition of yacht spans any boat used for pleasure to 145’ and above w X number of paid crew .....

There may be some yachts on this forum ... opinion

GFC 03-24-2018 12:21 PM

IMHO a yacht has a paid crew. My wife works for wine so my boat is just that: a boat.

Nomad Willy 03-24-2018 01:12 PM

I agree Mike.
Hope you wer’nt think’in someone would disagree w ya.

Alaskan Sea-Duction 03-24-2018 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by winty (Post 648173)
When hailing commercial traffic I identify myself as “yacht boat name” not sure if that is right or wrong but makes it clear to the pros that I am not.

I state "Motor Yacht (MY) Alaskan Sea-Duction" or ASD for short

RT Firefly 03-24-2018 01:55 PM

Greetings,
I've heard a couple of definitions NOT dependent on size or paid crew:

-In Europe, any sailing vessel is a yacht.
-Any boat used strictly for pleasure can be called a yacht.
-Any boat with a saloon rather than a salon can be classed as a yacht (OK, I just made that last one up...ALL boats have saloons).

kapnd 03-24-2018 02:02 PM

I’ve worked on many vessels of many types, and the ones I called yachts are the ones where it was forbidden to fish from them.

O C Diver 03-24-2018 02:11 PM

I've always thought the dividing line was a upscale dress code. Kind of like dinner at the yacht club.

Ted

FF 03-24-2018 02:27 PM

A Yacht will have a set of lights on a mast or raised location.

One white , 360 one blue 360.

Signaling

"Owner Absent or Crew at Meals "

tiltrider1 03-24-2018 02:34 PM

Weather you are a yacht or a boat depends on the quality of champagne on board.

HeadMistress 03-24-2018 02:36 PM

"Yacht" is what you call your boat when talking about it to anyone who'll never see it.

Donsan 03-24-2018 03:39 PM

So, are you now thinking about buying another "boat" or "yacht" after just selling your Prairie?

AusCan 03-24-2018 04:42 PM

The term "yacht" is used differently depending on your geographic location.

In Australia and Europe, a yacht is a sailing vessel above dinghy size.

In some areas, it seems that using the term "yacht" is too pretentious by most people. (but some of the same people buy a fake dome to ensure their non-yacht looks perfectly balanced)

Woodland Hills 03-24-2018 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by AusCan (Post 648266)
The term "yacht" is used differently depending on your geographic location.

In Australia and Europe, a yacht is a sailing vessel above dinghy size.

In some areas, it seems that using the term "yacht" is too pretentious by most people. (but some of the same people buy a fake dome to ensure their non-yacht looks perfectly balanced)

How does having an eye for proportion and beauty make you pretentious?

AusCan 03-24-2018 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Woodland Hills (Post 648268)
How does having an eye for proportion and beauty make you pretentious?

It's all in the eye of the beholder.

Star0210 03-24-2018 05:38 PM

We just call ours a boat. ‘Nuff said.


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