YACHT or BOAT

Discussion in 'Education' started by mhazrin3, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mhazrin3
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    mhazrin3 New Member

    help me...
    what is the difference between yacht and boat...:confused:
     
  2. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Well a boat is a boat and a yacht is a boat, but not all boats
    are yachts and not all yachts are boats.

    Land yachts, for racing on salt or sand.
    Ice yachts, for racing on ice. DUHH!
    Large RV's are called yachts.

    In the 15th century German, a jacht {yacht} was a hunting
    ship, or jachtschip!

    Was I any help??:p :p
     
  3. RHP
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    RHP Senior Member

    Í take it you´re too darn lazy to pick up a dictionary?

    Being the case, here´s an electronic version to stimulate your imagination.

    Enjoy

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/
     
  4. Design_1
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    Design_1 Water Logged Hack

    That is an odd(lazy) question indeed. They must live in the hills!
     
  5. Butch .H
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    Butch .H Senior Member

    When I get up in the morning she is a yacht.After a houre or so and coverd in epoxy with holes in my hands and blue fingernails she is a f'''''' g Boat. Mood I guess:D
     
  6. Design_1
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    Design_1 Water Logged Hack

    I'll agree with you there Butch!! Sometimes I wonder why I don't muck horse stalls for a living!
     
  7. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    It's a boat if it's paid for and a yacht if it requires a mortgage.
     
  8. mhazrin3
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    mhazrin3 New Member

    thanks for the information :D
    -lazy-
     
  9. Design_1
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    Design_1 Water Logged Hack

    That is the best definition I have heard of PAR. I will have to remember that.
    But I know some guys with mortgages on their fishing boats!
     
  10. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    If you are allowed to moor it in Montecarlo, then you're sure to have a yacht.
     
  11. Geoh
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    Geoh Junior Member

    "Can it ever be called a yacht??"

    It IS a Yacht , a boat used for pleasure , rather than trade or fisheries.

    Yacht is USE , not mere size.

    But I'm not sure you would be too welcome in Cannes in high season.

    FF
    This was the answer i recieved from Fast Fred about a year ago when i asked the question about my boat...

    Geoh
     
  12. Design_1
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    Design_1 Water Logged Hack

    "Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels, generally with smart graceful lines, used for pleasure cruises or racing."

    As per the dictionary. They would probably run my "yacht" out of any marina...
    I could however join the redneck yacht club :p :D
     
  13. dgerr
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    dgerr Senior Member

  14. Design_1
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    Design_1 Water Logged Hack

    but dgerr, the definitions we come up with are much more fun! :D
     

  15. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    In a yacht they got kinds of glasses for drinks, aperatives etc.. In a boat I can take "one" (occasionally a second one) from the bottle.. hik...
     
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