Discover Motor Yachts - The Ultimate Guide
A boat can be classified as a yacht if it has below deck accommodations including a place to sleep (berths), a place to prepare meals (galley) and a private restroom (head). What makes a yacht a motor yacht is that it is engine-powered rather than by sail. Most motor yachts today have inboard diesel power driving straight shafts or V-drives, with some equipped with inboard gas engines or powered by multiple outboard engines.
Sport Motor YachtsThese yachts often have luxury features and offer varying degrees of privacy with master staterooms. Most offer full galleys and flybridge helms with summer kitchens and wet bars. Sport motor yachts are designed to get to destinations quickly often attaining a top speed of over 30-knots. These vessels tend to be faster, but less efficient cruising yachts.
Cruising Motor YachtsSimilar to sport yachts, cruising yachts having luxury features and offer varying degrees of privacy. These yachts are designed to be more fuel efficient with displacement hulls. Most have master staterooms, full galleys with full-sized appliances as well as wet bars inside and out and many have flybridge helms with summer kitchens and wet bars. Cruising yachts are designed to get to destinations efficiently and safely traveling typically at 7 to 20-knots and can range in size from 40-feet to over 100-feet.
Trawler Motor YachtsLike cruising yachts, trawler yachts are designed to be fuel efficient, not go very fast. These motor yachts are meant to be run at 7 to 10 knots, generally built for those who want to live-aboard for long periods of times. These yachts have more practical amenities including storage, larger galleys, showers and fewer space for guests and range from less than 30-feet to over 50-feet and usually have one to two inboard engines.
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