Where did the name of the yacht come from?

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Date created: Tue, May 25, 2021 7:07 PM
Date updated: Tue, Jun 28, 2022 5:00 PM


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  • Not only are the names of yachts a source of endless amusement, but by defining your boat as a yacht in the first place, you’re setting up certain expectations. Whilst boating for fun dates back to Ancient Egypt and possibly even further than that, the word yacht comes from the Dutch ‘jachtschip’, which means hunting ship.
  • This word comes from the Dutch word "jacht", which means "hunt". Furthermore, " jachtschepen" was the name for narrow, light and very fast sailing boats that the Dutchmen were using for intercepting larger and slower boats and ships. One of the ‘hunters’ was given as a present to the British king Charles II.

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