A cruising yacht is a sailing or motor yacht that is suitable for long-distance travel and offers enough amenities to live aboard the boat, yet is small enough to not require a professional crew. A yacht that would require a professional crew enters the category of superyacht.
Sailing cruising yachts are designed for multi-day voyages with the capacity for overnight passage making. Their range and endurance relies primarily on sail power and the storage of provisions for the crew.
Power cruising yachts are designed for multi-day voyages with the capacity for overnight passage making. Their range and endurance relies primarily on fuel supply and the storage of provisions for the crew.
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