relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessel:
They cruised the coast on their private yacht., noun
We went fishing on a 20 foot yacht.
noun ADJ. luxury | private, royal | charter | cruising, racing | motor, sailing, steam VERB + YACHT cruise on, sail They are cruising on a large motor yacht. | moor, tie up YACHT + VERB sail, set sail YACHT + NOUN race | club | marina PREP. aboard/on/on board a/the ~
Oxford Collocations Dictionary
types of boat
a large boat with a sail, used for pleasure or sport
sailing boat, sailboat
sailing boat British English , sailboat American English a boat that uses one or more sails
rowing boat, rowboat
rowing boat British English , rowboat American English a small boat that you move through the water with oars
a small open boat used for pleasure, or for taking people between a ship and the shore
a sailing boat with two separate hulls (= the part that goes in the water )
a sailing boat with three separate hullss
a large low boat with a flat bottom, used for carrying heavy goods on a canal or river
( also narrow boat British English ) a boat that you use on canals
a long light boat that is open at the top and pointed at both ends, which you move along using a paddle . Canoes are for one to three people
a light boat for one or two people, that is pointed at both ends and covered on top. A kayak has round holes on top in which the people sit, and you move it along using a paddle.
a long thin boat with a flat bottom that you move by pushing a long pole against the bottom of the river – used for pleasure
a boat that is specially made so that you can live on it
a small boat, for example a sailing boat or a rowing boat, that people use on a lake, river etc:
• People were out on the lake in pleasure boats.