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What’s The Difference Between A Yacht And A Boat?

Boat vs Yacht

A yacht is a larger, recreational boat or personal craft. The word “Yacht” comes from Dutch origin and was originally defined as a light, and fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to find and capture pirates. A boat, on the other hand, is smaller in size and can be anything from a fisherman’s boat to a sailboat. While there is no official point at which a boat becomes a yacht, anything over 40-feet (12 meters) in overall length could conceivably be considered a yacht either sailing or motor. In addition, as you move bigger in size, you will probably get into “Luxury Yacht” or “Super Yacht” or “Mega Yacht” and “Giga Yacht” territory.