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If you look on the Net, there seems to be a general idea that if she is over 32 or so feet, and you could take her out for an extended voyage and be relatively comfortable, then you can call her a yacht. I think it is all relative, and whoever thinks they can define it is subjecting it to their experiences.

We always tell people when asked, that we have a little boat that we like to go out on. When asked, we tell them how long she is. That way we don't come off a pretentious because of her length. We let the person asking the question answer it for themselves.

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If you've ever drank gin on it, it's a yacht.
LOL! Can I quote you on that one?

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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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My wife calls ours and any other boat we have slept on a "Yachtshit" not to be confused with Yak-Sh#t, which I have been prone to call any of them when I am mad

If its out of our price range, its just a yacht. If its out of our price range in the next two lifetimes, its a Mega Yacht.
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A yacht to me means a proper hull shape (any size boat) and a fair amount of brightwork done in real varnish.

No bleach bottles imo.

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I call my Catalina 30 a sailboat. My daughters boyfriend calls it a Yacht.
Smart kid. Don't trust him.

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a yacht is 27 feet and up....sail on
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If it can be lived on comfortably, with a head, galley, seated dining area, room to stand upright, etc, it is a yacht. If not, it is a boat.
So when I'm the only one aboard I have a yacht, because I can stand comfortably, but when my son in law boards, I have a boat because he's got to stoop.

Man, he not only takes my daughter, but knocks me out of the yachting class!
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In Britain the term 'yacht' is used in exactly the same way that Americans use the term 'sailboat'.

Yacht also implies a very large power or sailboat with paid crew - often called a superyacht or mega-yacht to distinguish it from an 'ordinary' yacht.

When I'm in the US I say 'sailboat, in Britain I say 'yacht'. You say tomato, we say tomato!

I'm bilingual - I once wrote, for a bit of fun, an American - English dictionary.

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