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Yacht and Boat

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What is Difference between Ship, Yacht and Boat?


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Re: Yacht and Boat

In the event of a collision, a ship will crush a yacht, and a yacht will crush a boat.

Amid the floatsom from the yacht, you will find a skipper's hat, a fine linen tablecloth and an empty tin of caviar.

Amid the floatsom from the boat, you will find a baseball cap, paper plates and a Pabst Blue Ribbon can.
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Re: Yacht and Boat

Allandonald12,

Welcome to Sailnet, Sorry for your first question you received a snarky answer. You will find most of the posters on here are knowledgeable and willing to help whether you are new or an old salt.

The link below may help to clarify in your mind the differences between yacht, ship and boat. Suffice it to say all yachts and ships are boats. Yachts tend to be recreational boats of a certain length. Ships tend to be commercial in nature.

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Re: Yacht and Boat

Actually, I think Jim's answer was pretty funny
In short -

Ships can carry yachts, yachts can carry boats. Boats can't carry ships or yachts.

Boat is an acronym - it stands for 'Bring Out Another Thousand'
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Re: Yacht and Boat

It's a boat when he talks about it to those that have larger boats.
It's ship when he's talking to those with really tiny boats like rowing and paddling.
It's Yacht when he's talking to ladies
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Re: Yacht and Boat

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It's a boat when he talks about it to those that have larger boats.
It's ship when he's talking to those with really tiny boats like rowing and paddling.
It's Yacht when he's talking to ladies
Since this is all about "he" -
So what do you call your floating object then Denise?

It's a boat when she tries to convince a guy to help her varnish

It's a yacht when she tries to convince her lady friends to visit/sail

It's a ship when she back's it into a slip?
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Re: Yacht and Boat

Depends upon your country. In the the UK, a yacht is either a sailing vessel, or a very large, very grand motor vessel (also called a "Gin Palace"). A boat is pretty well anything that floats, and has some kind of freeboard. Ships are very big boats, almost always commercial/military.

I am betting in the US there are regional differences. From what I can tell, in California a yacht is generally a motor vessel (AKA "stinkpot"), and a sailing vessel is a sailboat. And boat is generic.

Wish I was smart enough to provide some of the witty comments so far, though!

(BTW, in the differencebetween link above, when they say "English speakers" they mean "American speakers". Not always the same thing. Like weather.com saying "English" for Fahrenheit, even though the English have been using Centigrade for over 50 years)

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LOL chuck,
when I talk about her she's "my boat". and she's always a she. I call my YC a boat club because People seem to think $ money they hear the word "yacht"
Any help I ever get is usually just spectators talking and asking questions. The ladies that have been on my boat so far just sit there and seem to think they are on a "ride"
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Re: Yacht and Boat

According to my insurance company, we own a 30 foot yacht. I always refer to it as a boat, however.
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Re: Yacht and Boat

She's a beautiful yacht when you buy her.
It's a stinking boat when you have to work on it.

She's a well-fitted yacht when you're trying to impress your in-laws.
It's a barely floating, almost worthless, boat when the taxman calls.

She's a grand yacht on a fine summer's day and you're sailing while sipping a cocktail.
It's a tiny little boat when you get caught in a squall and you're pining a hot cup of coffee, if only to wash the taste of barf out of your mouth.

She's a yacht if the jacket you wear on her is "dry-clean only"; and you sometimes wear your deck shoes to work to look "casual".
It's a boat if the jacket you wear on her is nominally water-proof, smells of mildew, and gets "cleaned" when you spray it down with dock hose; and your wife won't let you in the house until you take those damed boat shoes off in the garage.
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