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Sailing Yachts Classification

| Watercrafts | June 5, 2012

Luxury boats have become quite popular and it seems that the long list of manufacturers can keep up with the growing demand for every kind of yacht. To better understand the types of luxury boats available and to also get more information regarding which one would suit you best, you can check out the classification.

Day sailing yachts are the small ones, usually less than 20 feet. They don’t usually come with a cabin but they do have a retractable keel and a centerboard. These boats are made for short trips during good weather and they are very popular during the summer.

Weekender yachts are bigger than the above mentioned group and they measure less than 31 feet. The fact that they have twin keels makes them usable in shallow waters and some sailors use the tide to sometimes leave them on land. These can be used for small 2-3 days trips around the coast; resulting in the name.

Cruising yachts are even bigger and this is the most popular group when it comes to luxury boats. They usually measure less than 46 feet and can be very complex. These boats are the meeting point of comfort, luxury and handling as well as performance. It doesn’t strive at any category in particular but the fact that it is good in every department makes it perfect for the general customer. There are many manufacturers that offer this type of yachts and they can differ quite a lot. It is common for it to have many cabins below deck as well as platform hull. Obviously, they can be great for long journeys and they can accommodate quite a few people in comfort.

Luxury sailing yachts, as the name implies, are all about offering the best comfort and accommodations to the sailors. These can be longer than 82 feet and can be equipped with pretty much anything you need including air conditioning and television. The controls usually have computers that take care of everything and there is also a power generator on board to keep up with the energy demand. The latest models can come with solar powered generators that make them more eco-friendly.

Racing yachts is the last group in this classification and they are built to reduce the surface that interacts with the water and thus lowering drag and increasing speed. These are very light and have a tall mast that allows them to reach speeds of 35 knots in some weather.

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Motor Yachts Classification

| Watercrafts | May 10, 2012

There are two big groups when it comes to yachts; there are sailing yachts and motor yachts. There are also different models in every group depending on the size, accommodations and use of the boat. This means there are quite a few smaller groups to choose from and if you are considering buying a yacht, you should know what options are available and see which one is the perfect choice for you.

A day cruiser yacht is the smallest of the group with no cabin and little room. It isn’t designed for long travels but it can be great for a fun day out on the sea with a few friends. This is also the cheapest one because it comes with few accommodations.

The weekender yacht is a bit bigger and it can be used for overnight journeys but no longer than a few days. It has one or two cabins as well as basic plumbing. Obviously, it is also more expensive than the first type and it can carry more people. Long trips are not recommended.

For a journey that takes more than two or three days, the cruising yacht is the best choice. This has more cabins and all the needed accommodations for living on board for longer periods of time. It is the most popular out of every motor yacht and can also be the most expensive.

Sport fishing yachts, as the name implies, are designed for those that have a passion for fishing. It has all the needed fishing equipment as well as living conditions needed for a longer fishing trip.

Luxury yachts are quite similar to the other ones but obviously, they are more luxurious and deserve a special group. These can be custom made and the client can choose to have various high quality accessories that make life on the water a lot more pleasant.

All these motor yachts use similar propulsion. They normally have one or two internal combustion engines that use either gasoline or diesel fuel. This makes them more expensive than sailing boats as fuel can cost quite a lot considering the size of the engine.

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