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Old 03-23-2011
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I always laugh a little and get a little annoyed when people assume I am "filthy rich" because I have a boat when the price of their mulitple flat screen TVs and other electronic gear in their house is more then the cost of my boat, there house is twice as big as mine, and you could buy two or three of my boats for the cost of one of their three brand new cars. (A purchase I have never made.)

But I have a 32 foot, 47 year old boat, so I must be filthy rich. But in a lot of ways I am, and I do not discount my blessings. I have a family I love and that loves me, and boat I love which is how I love to spend my time, and most importantly a family that loves the boat too So yeah, I am rich, in enjoyment, experiences and adventures. And perhaps they should be jealous
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According to Wiki:

Yacht ( /ˈjɒt/, from Dutch/Low German jacht meaning hunting or hunt, compare Standard German/High German Jagd) was originally defined as a light, fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries.

We need more "Yachts" in Somalia!
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I always laugh a little and get a little annoyed when people assume I am "filthy rich" because I have a boat when the price of their mulitple flat screen TVs and other electronic gear in their house is more then the cost of my boat, there house is twice as big as mine, and you could buy two or three of my boats for the cost of one of their three brand new cars. (A purchase I have never made.)
That about covers my situation. I consider my little boat a yacht, since I can travel, sleep, eat, do everyday functions of life. . .
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The subtitle to Don Casey's "This Old Boat" is "The #1 guide for turning a rundown fiberglass boat into a first-class yacht"

That about covers my views. I have a 50' sailboat but I wouldn't call her a yacht just yet.
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I figure that if it's manufactured by Catalina Yachts, my 36 must be a yacht. However, my practical definition is: If I can afford it, it's a sailboat, if I can't afford it, it's a yacht.

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From Wikipedia

Luxury sailing yacht
A yacht is a recreational boat. The term originated from the Dutch Jacht meaning "hunt". It was originally defined as a light, fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. After its selection by Charles II of England as the vessel of choice to return to Britain from Holland for his restoration, it came to be used to convey important persons.
In modern use the term designates two rather different classes of watercraft, sailing and power boats. Yachts are different from working ships mainly by their leisure purpose, and it was not until the rise of the steamboat and other types of powerboat that sailing vessels in general came to be perceived as luxury, or recreational vessels. Later the term came to encompass motor boats for primarily private pleasure purposes as well.
Yacht lengths generally range from 8 metres (26 ft) up to dozens of meters (hundreds of feet). A luxury craft smaller than 12 metres (39 ft) is more commonly called a cabin cruiser or simply "cruisers." A mega yacht generally refers to any yacht (sail or power) above 30 m (98 ft) and a super yacht generally refers to any yacht over 60 m (197 ft). This size is small in relation to typical cruise liners and oil tankers.

I guess I've owned lots of Yachts, but I just didn't know it at the time.

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Its kind of interesting reading the responses. I think I understand the definition now. If its someone else's boat, its a yacht, if its your own boat, its a sailboat, (unless you are selling it). Hmm.
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If it's a cute girl I'm talking to, I live on a yacht. To everyone else, it's a sailboat.
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What classifies a "Yacht"?

An non-commercial vessel with an ice maker.
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I call my Catalina 30 a sailboat. My daughters boyfriend calls it a Yacht.
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