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Definition


A motor yacht can be defined as a luxury watercraft that is propelled by mechanical means. It generally measures over 40 feet in length and is equipped with living quarters.

Meaning


Although motor yachts are defined in various terms, they are often distinguished by a means of propulsion. There are accordingly such references as motor yachts, sailing yachts, and motor sailers.

Context


Although motor yachts are typically used for recreational purposes, they may qualify for other types of operations. This includes bareboat chartering, skipper chartering, and carrying passengers for hire. Most motor yachts are Coast Guard documented, although this is not actually required unless skipper chartered or used for carrying passengers.

Conclusion


That which constitutes a motor yacht is sometimes in the eye of the beholder. However, such terminology may have implications when it comes to certain regulations, insurance, and financing.


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