pleasure craft

idiom

: boats used for pleasure rather than work
We saw many fishing boats and pleasure craft on the bay.

Examples of pleasure craft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The passage between Isla Mujeres and Cancún is notably busy, full of ferries and pleasure craft, many carrying tourists. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 30 Jan. 2024 That requires them to navigate waters busy with ships, military vessels, fishing boats and pleasure craft. USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2024 Members of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and a nearby pleasure craft helped some of the victims as well, according to the AP. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 The Coast Guard said it was notified that the four men were diving from a pleasure craft called Big Bill's approximately 63 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina near noon on Sunday and hadn't resurfaced. CBS News, 14 Aug. 2023 The boat, described as a pleasure craft, was found off Coast Boulevard near 15th Street, said Border Patrol spokesperson Dan Anderson. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023 Bystanders were trying to extinguish the flames and told rescue workers that the pleasure craft was in the process of fueling at the time, but the exact cause of the fire is under investigation, Heflin said. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2023 The fire broke out near the 200 block of Marina Dive at Alamitos Bay on a 35-foot pleasure craft on Saturday, the Long Beach Fire Department said. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 6 Aug. 2023 When the boat sank, a bevy of commercial ships and pleasure craft, as well as Coast Guard vessels and helicopters in the area, rushed to pull drowning people from the sea, but in the darkness and as day broke hundreds drowned. Nicolas Niarchos, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 See More

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“Pleasure craft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleasure%20craft. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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