A yacht is a marine vessel used for recreation or sports. The term yacht originated from the Dutch word “jacht” that translates to “hunt," with the term usually being applied to sailboats used to pursue pirates. Yachts became associated with steamboats and motorboats used for recreation and later became a status of wealth among Americans. In other English-speaking countries, the term yacht is not closely associated with wealth as it is in the United States. Yachts range in various sizes with a regular yacht measuring over 34 feet (10.4 m), a mega yacht measuring over 100 feet (30.5 m), and a super yacht measuring over 200 feet (61 m).


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