Yacht

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

A yacht is a recreational water vessel. There are two distinct meanings of the term. The first is one of a number of types of sailing boat used in competitive racing or yachting. The second refers, more generically, to a luxurious vessel for private use; while most luxury yachts are moderately sized, some "superyachts" are of ship size.

The America's Cup is the best-known yachting race. It is also an event in the Olympic Games.