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Old 08-20-2013, 12:49 AM   #21
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Definitely not a yacht:

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
Is having a close relative, like a sister, helping on maintenance, qualify one's boat as a yacht?
Yup, whether slave labor or paid, if you can figure a way to get others to perform even the mundane tasks you're a yachtie!

A further defining point in this situation is if you have to join in, doing some manner of chore aboard: OR are you able to sit back nearby in a lounge chair under an awning and enjoy the beautiful day with its refreshing breeze while sipping on your favorite libation.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by hmason View Post
More interesting is when is a boat a yacht? I've heard 42 feet or more. Also heard that any boat "vessel" used for pleasure is a yacht. Is my dinghy then a yacht?
A boat is something you work on. A yacht is something you pay someone to work on.
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