Web Results
Content Results
  • Yacht


    The "Lazzara" 80' "Alchemist" on the California Coast An 18th-century Dutch yacht (jacht) owned by the Rotterdam chapter of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Sailing yacht "Zapata II" Lorient, Brittany, France Aerial view of a yacht club and marina - Yacht Harbour Residence "Hohe Düne" in Rostock, Germany A yacht is a watercraft used for pleasure or sports. The term originates from the Dutch word jacht "hunt", and was originally defined as a light fast sailing vessel used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and other transgressors around and into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. The jacht was popularized by Charles II of England as a pleasure or recreation vessel following his restoration in 1660. 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 with the minimum of accommodations. The term 'sailboat' is sometimes used in America to differentiate sail from powerboat. See also 'yachting'. There are currently about 6,500 yacht over 24m on the market. 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'. Yacht lengths normally range from up to dozens of meters (hundreds of feet). A luxury craft smaller than is more commonly called a cabin cruiser or simply a cruiser. A superyacht generally refers to any yacht (sail or power) above and a megayacht generally refers to any yacht over . This size is small in relation to typical cruise liners and oil tankers.

  • List of sailing boat types


    The following is a partial list of sailboat types and sailing classes, including keelboats, dinghies and multihull (catamarans and trimarans).

  • C&C Yachts


    C&C Yachts was a builder of high-performance fiberglass monohull sailboats with production facilities in Canada, Germany, and the United States. C&C designed and constructed a full range of production line cruiser-racer boats, as well as custom one-off and short production run racing and cruising boats. C&C boats ranged in size from as small as to as large as . C&C also produced a line of bluewater cruising boats in the to range under its Landfall brand. In addition, C&C designed sailboats for production by a number of other manufacturers such as CS Yachts, Mirage Yachts, Northern Yachts, Ontario Yachts, Paceship Yachts, and Tanzer Industries. C&C was founded in 1969 as a public company in Canada, which resulted from a joint venture among several companies and design teams. At the peak of its market success, the company supplied 50% of the Canadian market and 20% of the US market. The company name, C&C Yachts, came from the names of two of the founding designers, George Cuthbertson and George Cassian.

Map Box 1