yachts·​man ˈyäts-mən How to pronounce yachtsman (audio)
: a person who owns or sails a yacht

Examples of yachtsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Steve Jobs and Bill Gates used to snipe at each other, the closest the tech world had before this to real sporting feuds was among billionaire yachtsmen like Larry Ellison of Oracle and Hasso Plattner of SAP. Mike Isaac, New York Times, 1 July 2023 On the high seas, wealthy yachtsmen seeking speed and distance records have also repeatedly required rescue when their voyages run astray. Adam Geller, Fortune, 26 June 2023 The owner is an experienced yachtsman who drew up his Sea Eagle II wish list while sailing aboard his previous 142-foot sloop (also named Sea Eagle). Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2023 The 155-foot Crocus was commissioned by an experienced yachtsman looking to upsize from his existing 131-foot Admiral. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 24 Feb. 2023 The first hull is currently being built for an experienced yachtsman, with delivery slated for 2023. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Apr. 2022 The first hull was built for discerning yachtsman John Haurum, who has a passion for sailing both recreationally and in competition. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 June 2022 The exclusive location was discovered more than 35 years ago when a yachtsman, caught in a storm off the coast of Crete, sheltered in this heavenly cove. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2022 The client, who is an experienced yachtsman, also opted for a joystick coupled to the transmissions, as well as bow and stern thrusters. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yachtsman was in 1862

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“Yachtsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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yachts·​man ˈyät-smən How to pronounce yachtsman (audio)
: a person who owns or sails a yacht

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