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How Big Does A Boat Have To Be To Be Considered A Ship?

When it comes to the size of a boat, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. In fact, the term “ship” is used to describe a wide variety of vessels, from small fishing boats to massive cruise ships. So, how big does a boat have to be to be considered a ship?

The answer depends on who you ask. Generally speaking, the term “ship” is used to refer to any vessel that is larger than a boat. This means that any vessel over 65 feet in length can be considered a ship. However, this definition is not set in stone and can vary depending on the context. For example, some people may consider any vessel over 40 feet in length to be a ship.

In addition to size, other factors can also influence whether or not a vessel is considered a ship. For instance, ships are typically designed for long-distance travel and are equipped with more advanced navigational systems than boats. Ships also tend to have larger crews and more powerful engines than boats do.

No matter what size your vessel is, it’s important to remember that safety should always come first when operating any type of watercraft. Make sure you follow all applicable laws and regulations when operating your boat or ship and always wear appropriate safety gear when out on the water.

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