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This article possibly contains original research. Today’s yachts differ from other vessels by their leisure purpose. A yacht is any sail or power vessel used for pleasure, cruising or racing. A yacht does not have to have luxury accommodations to be a yacht, in fact many racing yachts are stripped out vessels yachting PDF the minimum of accommodations.


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The term ’sailboat‘ is sometimes used in America to differentiate sail from powerboat. Charter yachts are a subset of yachts used for pleasure, cruising or racing, but run as a business for profit. Ownership can be private or corporate. The paid crews of these vessels call themselves ‚yachties‘. A few countries have a special flag worn by recreational boats or ships, which indicates the nationality of the ship. Although inspired by the national flag, the yacht ensign does not always correspond with the civil or merchant ensign of the state in question. The US yacht ensign for example, has a circle of 13 stars and a fouled anchor in the canton instead of the 50 stars, being quite different from the ensign of the United States, which is the flag of the United States.

Yacht ensigns differ from merchant ensigns in order to signal that the yacht is not carrying cargo that requires a customs declaration. Carrying commercial cargo on a boat with a yacht ensign is deemed to be smuggling in many jurisdictions. Until the 1950s, almost all yachts were made of wood or steel, but a much wider range of materials is used today. Many modern racing sail yachts have efficient sail-plans, most notably the Bermuda rig, that allow them to sail close to the wind. This capability is the result of a sail-plan and hull design oriented towards this capability. Sometimes called sailing dinghies, they often have a retractable keel, centreboard, or daggerboard.

Most day sailing yachts do not have a cabin, as they are designed for hourly or daily use and not for overnight journeys. Weekender yachts are slightly larger, at under 9. They may have twin keels or lifting keels such as in trailer sailers. This allows them to operate in shallow waters, and if needed „dry out“—become beached as the tide falls.