Yacht Sizes, Types, Styles & Categories

With so many different types of yachts to choose from, it can be hard to know your Flybridges from your Tri-Decks if you’re just starting your search. Although there is a growing number of terms used to describe the different types of yachts out there, many of the terms overlap or are used interchangeably.

If you’re on the market for a yacht, the team here at Turkyacht has compiled a review of the different terms you’ll likely come across when cruising through yachts for sale.

What exactly makes a yacht a yacht, and not just a big boat? There is no nailed-down definition of what makes a yacht a yacht, but most boaters consider a yacht to be any type of sea vessel that is used strictly for recreational or pleasure purposes like cruising, entertaining, water sports, fishing, or year-round accommodations.

Yachts are usually large enough to have some form of sleeping quarters (cabin) onboard for overnight trips as well as a kitchen (galley) and a bathroom (head). They are also large enough that they require more than human inputs (i.e rowing) to propel forward.

Yachts are classed by many things, including their mode of propulsion, size, style, amenities, and function.

Yachts for Charter
La Bella Vita-2023-156
47 m
6 cabins
12 guests
2021
rate from EUR 5500 per day
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38 m
6 cabins
12 guests
2019
rate from EUR 5000 per day
nevra2
40 m
10 cabins
20 guests
2019
rate from EUR 5000 per day
halcon_del_mar_29_1
45 m
8 cabins
16 guests
2018
rate from EUR 7500 per day
makri
40 m
6 cabins
12 guests
2021
rate from EUR 7000 per day
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36 m
6 cabins
12 guests
2009
rate from EUR 3800 per day