What is the difference between a boat and a ship?
- DEBSLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
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Read down on the article for some common definitions, but know that there is no accepted universal difference. Often it varies by regional vernacular. In general, however, a boat is smaller.
- 1 month ago
a boat is small holds a few people, a ship is huge hold 100s of people
- fuzzyLv 62 months ago
You can ship a boat but you cant boat a ship.
- Anonymous2 months ago
This old navy guy once told me it's like the difference between a motorcycle and an 18 wheeler. If it leans into the turn it's a boat. If it leans away it's a ship.
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- opinionatedLv 72 months ago
a boat is a submarine, a ship is all else in the navy
- River EuphratesLv 72 months ago
It generally refers to size (with 'ship' being used to describe larger sea-faring craft) - but like a lot of vernacular the two often get used interchangeably.
One exception is submarines, which are almost always referred to as 'boats' as throwback to the original German term 'U-Boat'.
- sc0rpyo_nytesLv 72 months ago
An aircraft carrier is a ship. All others are boats.
- Old Man DirtLv 72 months ago
One is size, a ship has a keel of over 100 feet. Secondly the nature of the crew. If it has one crew that is stationed on board it is a ship. If it has a rotated crew (like a submarine) of there are no quarters it is a boat. So a ship has a keel of over 100 feet and a single crew that stays on board.
- CBLv 72 months ago
The size of their rudders.
- LônLv 72 months ago
A ship can carry a boat (eg lifeboat) but a boat can't carry a ship .Source(s): A ship's captain told me this.