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Old 03-19-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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When Does a Boat Become a Yacht?

I apologize if this question has already been tackled.

One explanation I've heard is that a yacht must have at least 1 oriental rug aboard!
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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I once heard that the term "Yacht" is best used to describe your boat to people who have never seen it, and are never likely to . . . . .

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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A yacht is for pleasure and a boat is for work-
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:57 PM   #4
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A boat becomes a yacht when it is large enough that the owner hires a licensed captain to manage the boat. That means not just to drive it, but to hire additional crew, make the decisions on the daily operation, etc.

Many people refer to my boat as a yacht. To us, it's just a boat.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:02 PM   #6
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A yacht is where someone else does the work.

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Old 03-19-2014, 06:41 PM   #7
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It's a boat when you want to buy it and a yacht when you want to sell it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:24 PM   #8
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When is a boat a yacht? Well, if you have to ask.....
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:55 PM   #9
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The U.S. Coast Guard, a more authoritative source, defines a yacht as a vessel over 26 feet in length.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:57 PM   #10
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When you put more money in it, then it's worth?
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When its not the owner saying it.

When you ask your wife, "honey, think we should get a bigger boat?" The response is something like "isn't your Yacht big enough?"

or

When you ask your boss for a raise and he responds. "What, you need a bigger Yacht or something?" and walks away laughing.

Then you have a yacht.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:31 PM   #12
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A yacht is what your soon to be ex-wife's divorce lawyer calls your boat during the proceedings.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:54 PM   #13
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To me they are all boats. I would just feel too pretentious to start talking about my yacht.
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The U.S. Coast Guard, a more authoritative source, defines a yacht as a vessel over 26 feet in length.
Uh, oh ... we have a YACHT ...
It is even Yacht Certified by NMMA (and what a joke that certification is).
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Not a yacht? Definitely it was when built for its original owner. Now used to collect mud and water samples (shown here, this week in Carquinez Strait), so technically a research vessel now (leastwise that's how it described itself communicating with the Suisun railroad bridge.)

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Was told I have a yacht because it has an interior door.

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When Does a Boat Become a Yacht?

When yer talkin' to dame.
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Mark, your boat is a yacht, hell your dinghy is a yacht to me.
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When you don't have to take the port a potty to shore and have a holding tank you got yourself a yacht!

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