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Catana expands and acquires space in Aveiro, Portugal, to build multihulls under the new YOT brand. The shipyard will be operational in the spring

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It is a trend and it is also logical that it should be so. Multihulls are increasingly present in the world of motor yachts of all sizes. And many yards are now making them or, at least, thinking about them. One who has been thinking about it for some time now, and has moved from theory to practice, is Catana, the historic French shipyard that has been making sailing catamarans for many, many years. Catana believes in it and has invested: 40 million euros, a new brand, YOT precisely, dedicated management, and a dealer network distinct from sailing multihulls. Added to all this is a new production facility.

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The historic shipyard in Canet-en-Roussillou, France, does not have enough space, partly because production of sailing catamarans is not slowing down. A new location was needed, and Catana has located it in Portugal. The new shipyard will be operational in the coming months, in the spring. It is located in Aveiro, between Porto and Nazaré, with direct access to the water. At this location Catana  has decided that only motor catamarans of the new YOT brand will be built.

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The 36 is already a reality, it was also seen on display at the Düsseldorf boat show, and in the spring, in addition to the new shipyard, YOT 41 will also be presented, and later this year it will be the turn of YOT 46 . These first three models will all be powered by outboards, but from 2025 it will be the turn of larger powered catamarans with azimuth feet or stern feet. The advantages of a motor catamaran are obvious, and the market is registering this interest. More space on board, above and below deck, less water resistance and therefore better performance with less powerful engines. YOT 36, for example is powered by two 300-hp Mercurys and, having had the opportunity to test it at sea, I can testify that it has exceeded 30 knots. But most significantly, a multihull holds a glide even with very little thrust. Taking off the throttle, the boat almost never “sits”. The range of cruising gaits is therefore very wide, and fuel consumption can be really low. And then, as you can easily imagine, a catamaran offers a lot of stability, both when sailing and when moored in the roadstead. One can therefore do without stabilizers while saving space, weight and electricity

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YOT’s models were designed by J&J, which for the 36 even included fold-down sides. Just imagine the size of the cockpit. Not only is it spread over four meters of beam, but to this is added the folding sides. All these features and the feedback the first model is getting make it clear that those at YOT are right to believe.

YOT 36 – The main features

LOA 10.92m LOA 3.99m Motorization (Std) 2x Mercury V6 225 hp Motorization (Opt) 2x Mercury V8 300 hp Max speed (with 2×300 hp) 37 kn Fuel tank 2x 575 l Water tank 2x 150 l Black water tank 100 l CE Classification B10/C18

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En renonçant à commercialiser le Bali Catsmart Power, le Groupe Catana a tenu à développer un concept et bientôt une gamme totalement déconnectée de la culture voile construite par Catana et Bali.

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Le tout premier YOT long de 36 pieds se présente comme un weekender, un gros jouet au gel coat métallisé qui fait craquer… d’ailleurs, YOT, ça sonne comme un « yacht » enfantin et c’est surtout TOY à l’envers. YOT/TOY, NEEL/LEEN : deux métathèses qui ont la même « mission marketing », et pourtant un objectif final complètement opposé – se démarquer de la voile pour YOT et s’en inspirer au contraire pour LEEN. Toujours est-il que ce premier YOT 36 sait accrocher les regards. Séduisant en diable, ce modèle devrait intéresser les pratiquants du motonautisme à une coque comme les primo-accédants ; la gamme hors-bord devrait s’étoffer rapidement avant d’être complétée par des modèles in-board. Ces nouveaux powercats sont construits au Portugal et le Groupe Catana ne cache pas ses ambitions quant à sa nouvelle marque : l’objectif est d’égaler le marché voile à l’horizon 2030 avec pas moins de 400 YOT construits par an… Constructeur : YOT (Groupe Catana) Architecte : J&J Design Matériau : polyester avec renforts carbone Longueur hors-tout : 10,92 m Largeur : 3,99/5,40 m Motorisation : 2 x 225 CV ou 2 x 300 CV Carburant : 2 x 575 l Eau : 2 x 150 l Nombre de cabines : 2 Passagers : 10 Classification CE : B CE Category : B

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Avec le YOT 36, le Groupe Catana ne vise rien de moins que de répéter le succès de sa gamme Bali en voile, mais cette fois sur le marché des catamarans à moteur. 

Le credo de la gamme YOT Power Catamarans est on ne peut plus clair : offrir du plaisir à bord, un nouvel état d'esprit sur le marché du yacht, alliant design, tendance, espace et confort.

Assurément, le YOT 36 sera reconnaissable entre mille sur un plan d'eau. Côté design, les lignes tendues et modernes, très personnelles, devraient donner au YOT 36 une véritable personnalité, avec un style intemporel, signé J&J Design et Olivier Poncin.

Le YOT 36 dispose d'un Hard-Top, bien intégré, qui offre une bonne protection contre lee soleil ainsi que contre les embruns et la pluie. En utilisant des toiles de fermeture, YOT 36 devrait être un powercat toutes saisons.

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With the YOT 36, the Catana Group aims for nothing less than to repeat the success of its Bali range in sailing, but this time on the motor catamaran market. The credo of the YOT Power Catamarans ...

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Yachts vs Boats: Understanding the Distinctive Differences and Characteristics

As one of the world’s leading yacht brokers, there aren’t many people who understand yachts as well as we do. One of the common mistakes that we see from people new to the yachting community is a misconception that yachts and boats are the same thing. Of course, they are both similar, but there are specific characteristics that differentiate the two. First and foremost, yachts are a thing of class that their owners take absolute pride in. Even if you have never visited a marina, the word yacht will probably be associated with luxury and finesse. It is near impossible to picture a yacht without luxurious fixtures, fittings, and features. However, there is still a little more to it than this. Today, we will explain the differences between the two and give you some insight as to why people don’t like their yachts referred to as boats. First of all, let’s outline a brief history of yachts and how they have ascertained such a strong title in our society. 

A brief history of Yachts 

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Firstly, let’s start with where the term comes from. The word yacht derives from the Dutch word “jacht”, which means hunt, and at the time, was the word used to refer to boats that were used for fishing. It wasn’t until the 17 th century that Dutch yacht builders started constructing larger vessels that didn’t have such a practical purpose but instead were intended for the wealthy. Unsurprisingly, this caught on, and yachting for leisure was born. It became a status symbol, and from there, the designs only became more luxurious. 

Throughout the 19 th century, the popularity of yachts kept growing, and in the 20 th , they were getting even more grand and luxurious. By this time, they contained tremendously advanced navigation systems that could take them further than ever before. In the 1930s, yachting reached new popularity and began incorporating streamlined designs with sleek exteriors and rounded hulls. This meant that they were now faster and more stable. 

After WW2, yachts reached a level of extreme luxury. They were more spacious than ever, contained multiple features and rooms, and started to become the advanced luxury vessels we love today. Ever since, yacht builders have strived to create the best seagoing vessels on the planet, catering for those who want the next level of ultimate escape and luxury. 

So there you have it; this is how the incredible yachts we get to enjoy today came into existence. From a small Dutch fishing boat to multi-million-dollar superyachts. Over time, the definition of a yacht has been shaped into something far beyond a boat, so what are the key differences?

What counts as a boat?

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Well, a boat is actually a very vague term used to describe any vessel that travels by water using oars, sails, or engines. So, technically, it isn’t wrong to refer to a yacht as a boat. However, it won’t always go down too well. 

Boats are usually associated with serving a purpose such as fishing or transportation. If a boat is a leisure vessel, it would usually be much smaller than a yacht. Leisure boats are often found on rivers, lakes, canals, or shallow coastal waters. These are something that most people get to enjoy from time to time and don’t exactly come with the exclusivity of a luxury yacht. 

As well as luxurious, there are also some specifications that yachts need for their classification, which we will discuss shortly. Suppose you are still unsure why you shouldn’t call a yacht a boat. Consider this, would you call a fishing boat, canal boat, or small leisure boat a yacht? Exactly. 

What defines a yacht? 

A yacht is a specific type of leisure boat built to a tremendously high standard, and its single purpose is to provide absolute pleasure to the people onboard. If you have owned or chartered one, you will understand what we mean when we say that nothing beats the experience of cruising on a luxury yacht. Many features can undoubtedly help characterise a yacht, so let’s take a look at some of the most important. 

Size – As a general guideline, pleasure vessels can only be classified as yachts if they are around thirty-five feet or more in length. However, this size can, and will often be, dramatically larger. The largest yacht in the world is an incredible 592 feet. When yachts reach these immense sizes, they are designed to cater to enormous amounts of guests and crew and often come with out-of-this-world features. 

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Features – This is where yachts really do come into their own category. Modern-day yachts are usually built with the most high-tech onboard systems, multiple high-speed engines, and a plethora of toys and other entertainment mediums. Most will come equipped with gourmet kitchens, multiple dining areas, pools, jacuzzis, spas, and more to entertain the guests onboard. There aren’t many features of yachts that can surprise us anymore, which is why they are so incredible. Every year, yacht builders persevere to break down barriers and create vessels with features we once thought impossible. 

Style – Most monohull yachts are usually sleek designs with multiple decks. Each room is typically spacious, filled with fine furniture and extravagant décor. Each bedroom will come with its own ensuite, the finest linens, and all the amenities you would expect to find in the best hotels on the planet. Of course, every yacht is designed differently, and it is up to the owner how they want it to look. But one thing is usually certain; yachts are created with superior style in mind. 

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Performance – Modern yachts are built with the best propulsion systems and advanced hulls to maximise performance. They are made with high-quality materials and designed for high speed and stability in various sailing conditions. Nowadays, they will also come equipped with the best weather forecasting and monitoring systems to ensure all journeys can be enjoyed as leisurely as possible. 

Comfort – One thing that really does set yachts aside from boats is the luxury that passengers get to enjoy. Every section of a luxurious yacht will contain the highest quality furnishings so guests can bask in perpetual comfort. The comfort doesn’t end with the furniture either. Yachts will be equipped with the best climate control systems to make every space onboard feel perfect. 

Personalisation – When you purchase a yacht, you are not purchasing something that is premade and ready to take home the very moment you pay for it. You usually buy a particular model from a yacht builder that will come with endless customisation possibilities. The yacht builder will help you choose what designs suit your needs and will work tirelessly to ensure every inch of the yacht is designed exactly how you want it. Yachts give a fantastic opportunity to their owners that an ordinary boat simply couldn’t. The end result is something that is not only a luxurious piece of craftsmanship but something that is one hundred percent you.

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The crew – Yet another distinguishing feature of a yacht is its crew. Due to the facilities and functions of a yacht, it requires a much more extensive and varied crew than any other type of boat. Yacht crews will often consist of the following members: Captain, Officer, Deckhands, head chef, bosun, stewardesses, purser, interior crew, and much more. Usually, depending on what the owner or guests want, there will also be world-class massage therapists, mixologists, and specialised workers for operating toys or diving equipment. 

High maintenance – Due to all of the features we have discussed above, a yacht also requires significantly more maintenance than any other boat. Of course, the exterior and engine will always need to be kept in pristine condition, but there is so much more. Depending on what is onboard, all of it will need to be kept to an excellent standard so that guests will always experience perfection. 

Status – It goes without saying that yachts are of an incredibly higher status than anything else at sea. They are renowned for being a sign of prestige and wealth, and it is absolutely no surprise why. 

Variations of yacht 

So, we have established that the word boat tremendously downplays a yacht, but it is, in fact, a form of a boat. However, what subcategories of yachts are there? If you want to go into the finite details of each yacht’s purpose, there are actually many. However, we thought we would narrow it down to a power yacht, sailing yacht, sports yacht, catamaran, luxury motor yacht, superyacht, and megayacht. 

Power yacht – This is a large luxury yacht equipped with powerful engines that enhance both speed and manoeuvrability. These yachts are generally used for cruising long distances and are usually fitted with some of the best navigational technology. The interior of these yachts will still be luxurious, but seeing as their function is primarily transportation, most focus will be on their sleek and modern design.

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Sailing yacht – The function is similar to that of a power yacht but propelled by sails instead of engines. Of course, there will usually be onboard engines for moments of relaxation or cruising coastlines with minimal winds. As well as being used for cruising, they are one of the more recreational yachts and are often used for racing too.

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Sports yacht – These yachts are usually designed for the more adventurous. They are typically equipped with incredible toys such as jet skis, wakeboards, snorkelling and diving equipment, kayaks, and paddle boards. They are often full of some excellent additional downtime features such as bars and barbecues. These adventurous yachts usually come with high-performance engines to fulfil the needs of their adrenalin junkie owners and are designed with smooth, aerodynamic hulls. 

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Catamaran yachts – These are yachts that can be powered by engines and sails and will contain the same onboard luxury as any other yacht. This might include bars, gourmet kitchens, and even pools. The primary difference is that catamaran yachts have two hulls rather than one. These vessels are renowned for their manoeuvrability in shallow waters and incredible stability. They are one of the most fast-evolving styles of yachts and are continually proving to match the standards of anything else.

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Luxury motor yacht – These are large yachts designed for maximum comfort and luxury. They will almost certainly contain bars, kitchens, multiple sun decks, dining areas, spas, lounges, and a selection of relaxing onboard entertainment. These yachts are usually what you would charter and take out for private parties and vacations. Out of the styles mentioned so far, they are indeed the most spacious.

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Superyacht – Superyachts are renowned for being the most expensive and luxurious of them all. They are designed for ultimate comfort and often come with eccentric amenities such as helipads, submarines, multiple pools, gyms, and whatever else the owner decides. These are by far the most sought-after yacht.

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Megayacht – These incredible vessels can be closer to the size of ships. They contain all the luxuries of a superyacht, but the main difference is that they are usually over one hundred metres in length. These are the rarest yachts with the highest status, often kept far from the eyes of the public. 

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Further reading 

As you can see, there is so much more to a yacht than a boat. It is important to recognise the work that goes into ensuring yachts are created to the highest levels of luxury. If you would like to find out more about what yachts have to offer, why not talk to Simpson Marine? We have been a world-leading yacht broker for decades, and there aren’t many who understand the industry quite as much as us. We are at a time when yachts can literally give us more than we could ever have imagined. Have a browse through our extensive fleet and see what yachts are out there for you; or, contact us for further discussion . 

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Catana Group dévoile YOT, une marque 100% dédiée aux catamarans à moteur

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Alors que le marché du bateau à moteur porte la production, et que le powercat ne cesse de se développer, Catana Group franchit le cap. En complément de ses deux marques, Catana et Bali, concentrées sur le secteur du catamaran à voile, YOT proposera une gamme de powercat, à commencer par le YOT 36, en version hors-bord, en septembre 2023, comme nous l'explique Boris Compagnon.

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Catana Group lance une nouvelle marque de powercat baptisée YOT . Avec deux marques positionnées sur le catamaran à voile, Catana et Bali, cette nouvelle gamme vient en complément, pour ne se concentrer que sur le moteur. Boris Compagnon, directeur marketing & commercial Catana Group explique ce choix : "Nous sommes des fabricants de catamarans, il était donc logique de lancer une marque de catamarans à moteur. En rapport longueur et puissance équivalente, cela consomme moins qu'un monocoque, offre une plus grande autonomie et une plus grande plateforme de vie. C'est dans la continuité de notre savoir-faire. Sachant qu'aujourd'hui 8 bateaux sur 10 dans le monde sont des bateaux à moteur, pourquoi ne pas attaquer ce marché-là ?"

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Une gamme de catamarans hors-bord et inboard

Ce projet débuté en 2020 verra naître un premier modèle de 36 pieds, le YOT 36. Ce catamaran de 11 m à l'aménagement walk-around dispose d'un bowrider à l'avant et d'une configuration classique sur le pont open : bain de soleil, carré, cuisine. Deux cabines prendront place sur le pont inférieur. Ce premier modèle sera équipé de deux moteurs hors-bord de 300 chevaux. Pour autant, la marque ne se concentrera pas que sur ce segment, comme l'explique Boris Compagnon : "Dans un premier temps, nous lançons une gamme hors-bord avec des bateaux de 36 pieds à moins de 50 pieds. Dans un second temps, nous lancerons une gamme inboard, avec des bateaux de plus grande taille, et une superstructure moins open. Le cahier des charges sera totalement différent."

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Un pôle spécifiquement dédié au bateau à moteur

L'approche a été totalement repensée avec des caractéristiques spécifiques au bateau à moteur. Un pôle dédié a été créé au sein du groupe, de la conception et des études jusqu'à la commercialisation, le marketing et le branding, en passant par la production. J&J Design a été choisi pour la conception et le design du bateau. L'agence slovène est reconnue dans le milieu pour ses nombreuses productions primées telles que le XO DFNDR 9, la gamme Aquila, et plusieurs modèles de chez Fjord , Saxdor , Greenline ou encore Targa .

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Yacht vs Bateau : Quelles Différences ?

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Definitions of words such as “yacht”, “boat”, or even “ship” are not always clear. Most of us make our own (unspoken) rules up, while others simply go with the flow and call their vessel whatever comes up at the moment.

So when does a boat become a yacht? Are all boats yachts? Are all yachts boats? What about ships?

Here is our subjective take on this vital matter.

The definition of a boat

In spoken or written English, it seems that anything able to float can be called a boat . It has little to do with size, function, or fit-and-finish. It is the most general term.

According to many dictionaries, boats are defined as “small vessels for traveling over water, propelled by oars, sails, or an engine”. So, a boat can have recreational purposes as well as commercial ones, but it is expected to be quite limited in size. 

A yacht : our unofficial definition

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The word « yacht » generally refers to a more sophisticated craft than a boat or a ship. 

Yachts can be sailed or motorized: so catamaran, monohulls, or even trimarans can also be called “yachts”. 

To deserve their name, they have to be comfortable, spacious, well equipped and built with luxury in mind.

Regarding their functions, yachts are purely recreational. 

They are designed for relaxation and leisure first, even though they can be suitable for long stays at sea and transatlantic crossings.  

To sum up, as soon as your boat is a certain size and boasts several luxury features designed for leisure, then you can call it a yacht.

The definition of a ship

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According to the Oxford dictionary, a ship is “a large boat for transporting people or goods by sea”.

The ship is associated with something larger and less fancy than a boat. 

It is a “working” vessel, unlike yachts which are made for leisure purposes.

A ship usually needs a full crew to operate. A yacht might need a full crew to operate depending on its size. A boat usually implies smaller vessels and therefore most of them don’t need a crew.  

Common vessels that are called “ships” include ferries, petrol tankers, or warships.

Details to look at to know if you are dealing with a boat, a yacht, or a ship

The size: one of the strong factors to identify a boat vs a yacht.

Size is one of the most determining factors to know how to call your vessel.

A boat is often expected to be smaller than a ship or a yacht. Generally, a vessel anywhere from 15-30 feet in length will be called a boat.

Starting from 15 meters (50 feet), private luxury recreational crafts can be considered yachts. 

Starting from 24 meters (79 feet), you are entering the superyachts area. 

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Above, 50 meters can start talking about mega yachts. Obviously, there is no upper limit to mega yachts. Currently, Azzam, the world’s biggest yacht is 180 meters long (590 feet).

So when it comes to differentiating between boat and yacht, size does matter.

But size alone isn’t enough to know the sort of vessel you are dealing with.

The function of a yacht vs a boat isn’t the same

The main function of its vessel is one of the easiest ways to recognize a boat from a ship or a yacht.

Boats can be used for both leisure and business (fishing, day trips, police, …) depending on their size and options.

On the other hand, a yacht has a purely recreational function. Unlike a “boat”, it can be used for long voyages on oceans thanks to its larger size, better propulsion, advanced electronics, guidance, and safety equipment, but especially thanks to its comfort. Yachts can protect passengers from bad weather and the comfortable cabins can accommodate several passengers for long stays. Yachts are also often available for charter with a staff taking care of the guests at a high standard of comfort.

Ships primarily have commercial functions. It can be forwarding freight, crossing the sea with thousands of people on board, or going on a warzone with a unit and its material.

To add to the confusion, some mega yachts such as Christina O could be called ships due to their initial function or their size.

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Besides these exceptions, it’s quite obvious to recognize a yacht from a boat or a ship simply by its size and the luxury of its amenities.

The luxury on board makes it a yacht or a boat

A yacht is a recreational vessel designed with luxury and comfort in mind. 

The facilities, be it furniture, rooms, living spaces, safety equipment, and navigation systems are all luxurious on a yacht. 

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The notion of space is often very important to feel comfortable on board, even for long cruises. The largest and most luxurious yachts have various spaces such as beaches, sundecks … to make life on board as comfortable as on land, if not more.

To make it simple, if a vessel is luxurious, then more often than not, it’s a yacht.

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The propulsion of the vessel can determine whether it’s a yacht or a boat

A boat can be rowed, propelled with its sails, or with one or several engines. 

Motorized small boats can have impressive speed on the water thanks to their lightweight, but their engines are usually less powerful and sophisticated than yacht engines. 

Some boats can sail long-distance when they are well equipped, such as solar panel, water maker etc.

On the other hand, equipment on yachts make them able to operate over very long distances, including crossing oceans.

Most ships are designed to cross the sea with safety and they are designed for this objective.

Looking at the propulsion is therefore not enough to know if a vessel is a boat, a yacht, or a ship, although it can give you a few clues.

The crew on board can tell the difference between a boat and a yacht

Commercial ships and professional boats obviously have experienced captains to sail them around the rough corners of the globe. 

For yachts and leisure boats, it is less obvious.

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Big yachts owners usually employ professionals to sail, but also manage the daily operations onboard. The number of enrolled crew members depends on the yacht’ size.

Usually, boats do not need a professional enrolled skipper to operate, if you know how to sail. But you can always rent a boat and hire a skipper to bring you wherever you want.

So, what should you call your vessel? 

To make it simple, if your vessel is a  luxury craft above 50 feet, designed for fun, recreation, relaxation, and comfort, then call it a yacht.

Anything below that size, call it a boat.

If you own a working craft rather than something recreational, especially if it’s a long vessel, then you are free to call it a ship.

But let’s be honest, nobody will blame you if you use the wrong term. You are entirely free to continue calling your canoe a yacht if you like it that way!

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Starting from 50 feet (15 meters), a pleasure boat is usually considered a yacht.

Yes, a 40-feet boat can be considered a yacht if it has recreational use and a luxurious outfit. Otherwise, it is only a boat!

By definition, a ship is a large vessel that crosses oceans and other deep waters for commercial purposes. It carries cargo or passengers or performs specialized missions, such as defense, research, and fishing. So a boat becomes a ship when it is big, it weighs at least 500 tonnes or above and it has commercial use.

Private recreational boats from 33 feet are actually yachts. Luxury is also an important point once defining a yacht.

No. If the boat doesn’t have a recreational purpose, if it is below 33 feet long (10 meters), or if it is not luxurious, it is not a yacht but a boat!

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Yacht vs Voilier

Après une année comme 2020, ce que nous voulons tous, c'est partir en vacances en 2021, pour profiter d'un temps d'excellente qualité . Les yachts sont l'une des meilleures options pour profiter du temps libre, car ce sont des moyens de transport maritime spécialement conçus pour cela, pour passer un bon moment en compagnie de ses proches.

Bien que les yachts soient idéaux pour les vacances, de nombreuses personnes les comparent encore aux voiliers, affirmant qu'ils sont meilleurs, compte tenu de certains facteurs. Les deux options sont bonnes lorsque vous voulez passer un bon moment en mer, mais dans cet article, nous partagerons des informations sur les deux, afin que vous soyez le seul à décider.

Continuez à lire le reste de cet article, et vous pourrez en savoir un peu plus sur ces deux types de bateaux, afin que vous sachiez ainsi quelle est la bonne utilisation pour chacun, en fonction des besoins, des goûts personnels et de bien sûr les activités de la personne qui investit dans un yacht ou dans ce cas un voilier.

Différences entre yachts et voiliers

Chacun de ces véhicules de transport maritime a ses particularités. Par exemple, les yachts sont propulsés par des moteurs , en plus ils sont conçus exclusivement pour les sorties. Les yachts n'ont pas la capacité de transporter des cargaisons ou des charges lourdes, contrairement aux bateaux, parmi lesquels se trouvent les voiliers.

Généralement, les yachts sont assez allongés et leur partie avant est celle qui est habitée par des gens qui profitent de la mer. Ces types de bateaux ont des cabines , qui sont généralement assez petites. Les voiliers sont plus spacieux que les yachts, mais leurs usages sont différents, puisqu'ils sont actuellement utilisés à des fins récréatives, militaires et sportives.

Comme son nom l'indique, les voiliers se déplacent grâce à une ou plusieurs voiles, qui sont propulsées par la force du vent. Certains modèles peuvent même naviguer contre le vent . De l'avis de nombreux utilisateurs, les voiliers permettent un voyage beaucoup plus détendu.

Votre choix concernant ces moyens de transport dépendra de l'usage que vous souhaitez leur donner

Les deux bateaux peuvent être utilisés pour marcher dans la mer, donc votre choix lors de la location ou même de l'achat dépend des objectifs que vous avez. Si ce que vous voulez, c'est passer un bon moment pour une journée, faire une fête ou quelque chose comme ça, un yacht est sans aucun doute l'option idéale pour vous , car il a même l'esthétique nécessaire pour cela.

En revanche, si vous souhaitez voyager à plusieurs, de manière plus calme et avec un autre type de vision, un voilier peut également vous servir , car comme mentionné ci-dessus il est beaucoup plus spacieux et sa capacité de chargement est également beaucoup plus grande, bien que vous deviez prendre en considération que le voyage sera plus lent.

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Boat vs. Ship vs Yacht: What’s the Difference?

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Language is a tricky thing, and picking out the differences between similar terms can be confusing. This is especially true when some of the definitions overlap. This is the case with the case of boat vs. ship vs. yacht . What’s the difference? We know in our gut that there are differences between these three seafaring vessels, but unless you’re a harbor master do you really know what counts as what?

Let’s get into some definitions, and we’re going to start with the easiest to explain: What is a yacht? What is a ship? And what is a boat?

Yacht vs. Ship vs. Boat

What is a yacht.

A yacht, I think everyone would agree, is fancier than a ship or a boat. “Yacht” infers some amount of luxury , and definitely recreation. There’s also something to be said about size. A yacht tends to be anywhere between 35 feet up to 160 feet. And some yachts, known as superyachts, go even beyond that. (Jeff Bezos just built a 417 foot yacht, but that’s really breaking yacht records.)

Because of the size, yachts tend to operate in larger bodies of water–generally the ocean. Yachts are able to handle rougher ocean waves, and they are also equipped with more advanced navigation and guidance instruments than smaller boats. Likewise, a yacht tends to have a full crew to help with the navigation, engineering, repairs, as well as having stewards that serve the yacht’s guests. This can be anywhere from a crew of four or five up to a crew of a few dozen on large yachts. 

One interesting thing to note is that outside of the United States, a yacht refers to a sailboat , and a motorized yacht is called a “motor yacht”. 

So, is a yacht a boat? Yes, technically a yacht is a boat. But a yacht is a very specific kind of boat.

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What is a Ship?

The term ship is most commonly associated with a very large boat, and something that is not as fancy as a yacht (one exception is that cruise ships can still be very fancy, but are referred to as ships because of their size and power.)

Ships are generally so large that they would never be found in a lake, with some exceptions for the Great Lakes, and are made for navigating the high seas of the open ocean. An ship can refer to a cruise ship, a naval ship, a tanker, a container ship, and many other commercial vessels.

Ships tend to have advanced navigation and technology, but much more advanced than that of a yacht due to the size, the speed, and the routes that a ship will take. They are meant to be traversing the open ocean for very long periods of time, from one continent to the next, while a yacht may only rarely set across the ocean and most often stays somewhat near land. 

A ship will also have a much larger crew than a yacht or a boat. Ships are typically so large that they need not only one trained navigator but a set of navigators, plus an entire engineering team, and includes many more positions. 

Finally, a ship is meant to carry things. This may be passengers, yes (in reference to cruise ships and some navy ships) but most ships are for carrying cargo–or even carrying equipment to do work on other ships including repair work or refueling. 

What is a Boat?

Well, a boat is harder to define, because a yacht is technically a boat, and a ship is technically a boat. But when people refer to boats, they are almost always referring to something smaller than either a yacht or a ship. Boats may be motorized, like a speed boat, or they may sail, or they may be man-powered, like a rowboat or a kayak. Really, anything up to and including a liferaft, can be called a boat.

(As a side note that will just muddy the waters even further, submarine captains are adamant that their subs are boats. They are not ships.)

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So, Boat vs. Ship Vs. Yacht?

Ultimately it comes down to this: all three of them are boats, but yachts are fancier, larger, and used for recreation, and ships are even larger, used commercially or by the navy, and are meant to cross oceans. The dividing line is sometimes thin, but generally speaking, when it comes to boats vs. ships.vs. yachts you can go by the adage “ I know it when I see it .”

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