When I started writing about boats nearly two decades ago the Mason-Dixon line stood firmly at 80 feet.
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That was the length overall where we stopped calling a model a boat and switched to the term yacht. Recent Examples on the Web. MegaYacht 100 to 150.
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SuperYacht 150 and up. Yacht definition is - any of various recreational watercraft. Also adjective a yacht race.
Editors at the time reasoned that once a boat owner hit 80 feet length overall hiring a crew was. Yacht up to 100. A boat or small ship usually with sails often with an engine built and used for racing or cruising.
The answer is it depends. A large yacht is a pleasure vessel with a load line length equal to or over 24m. At what point a boat becomes designated a yacht is subject to debate but for the new-fangled prefixes that have accompanied the magnitude of new larger yachts I seem to recall the following.