What makes a yacht a yacht and not just a boat?

Does a boat have to be to be considered a yacht?

Defining a Yacht

While there is no official point at which a boat becomes a yacht, anything over 40-feet in overall length could conceivably be considered a yacht. … A boat is much more likely to be a yacht if it is large in size and has many luxury amenities and entertainment features.

How big can a yacht be without a crew?

With the appropriate boat licenses, you can typically operate a boat up to 75 feet without a crew. However, most yachts need crew for docking, launching, caring for guests, and watching for danger or other boats. Without a crew, an autopilot feature may be crucial to help with keeping you on course.

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