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My insurance company thinks we have a yacht. I call it a boat.
Wait till you file a claim... Then they'll tell you that you had an old, mostly depreciated, boat.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

So to sum up:

- It's a boat if it's about your enjoyment.

- It's a yacht if it's about your ego.


OK, we've definitely got a boat.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

And where you are from. Words in one country mean different in another, so its important for differences not to become xenophobic.
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So to sum up:

- It's a boat if it's about your enjoyment.

- It's a yacht if it's about your ego.


OK, we've definitely got a boat.
It's also a boat when your boss asks about your weekend. Just so there's no confusion about getting paid too much.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

a yacht is a boat ( or a ship ). it's just a boat ( or ship ) put to a certain usage; in this case a pleasure boat. i would specifically say that a yacht is a pleasure boat over a certain size, as compared to a dinghy; usually one that has sleeping accommodations. i can't think of any boat that is considered a yacht that doesn't have sleeping accommodations.

a working boat, like a skipjack, is not a yacht. although, if you converted one to just pleasure use, it would become a yacht.

i think the confusion is one of connotations. originally, if you owned a boat you had a practical reason for it. it worked for you.only the wealthy owned boats for pleasure use, alone. of course, since they were wealthy, they had large boats that you could sleep on or entertain on. after sailing boats lost relevance as working vessels, most sailing boats were yachts, outside of dinghies and the few working boats still sailing.

of course, thanks to fiberglass, most boats on the water, now, are for pleasure use...but most of them aren't owned by the wealthy. so, it has lead to a general confusion as to what is a yacht.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

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as in

it isn't the ocean
it's the motion
wow dude that's a fred sanford moment if i ever saw one. i think you mean:

it's not the size of the boat
it's the motion of the ocean
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time to re-name my yach.....ummm boat


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