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Whats the difference between a ship and a boat

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					Here is the main difference:

"ALL" ships are commercially owned. "ALL ships are ocean crossing capable
and most typically used on, or for, crossing oceans. They also have
(life) boats on board.

Boats on the other hand, can be either commericially or privately owned,
few are ocean crossing capable, and boats are most commonly used on
lakes, rivers and coastal waters. Few ever cross an ocean.

Yachts, are privately owned, very luxuriously appointed, typically 50 ft
in length or larger, and often staffed with a paid crew. Many are capable
of crossing an ocean, some in fact can not.

Both the term 'boat' and the term 'vessel' is the most generic term often
used to reference all the above.

John
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http://captainjohn.org/

				
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