Definition of a Yacht

Definition of a yacht: yacht is a variation of a medium-sized sea-going vessel used for pleasure or sports. 

Yacht variants

Yacht lengths normally range from 10 metres (33 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 a cruiser. A superyacht generally refers to any yacht (sail or power) above 24 m (79 ft) and a mega yacht generally refers to any yacht over 50 metres (164 ft).

  • A vessel less than 12 meters is often called a cabin cruiser / day sailor.
  • Vessels between 12 and 23.9 meters are Yachts.
  • Vessels between 24 and 50 meters are considered superyachts.
  • Vessels over 50 meters are considered Gigayachts.

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Definition of a Yacht
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Definition of a Yacht
Superyacht

 

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Motor Yacht

 

Definition of a Yacht
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