A Yacht is a sailing or motor-driven vessel (power boat), and is mainly used for recreational purposes. The actual term ‘Yacht’ stems from the Dutch word Jacht which means hunt, the Dutch created this fast, light vessel for military pursuit around shallow waters. Yachts were mainly used for sailing purposes up until the introduction of the motor boats. Yachts are now genreally familiarised as being either a luxury yacht, or a sailing yacht.

Yachts vary in sizes, a mega yacht is used when describing a yacht over 100ft, while a super yacht is used in describing a yacht over 200ft. Smaller yachts are known as cabin cruisers, or just cruisers.