Motivational Yacht Quotes On Sailing, Life, Love

These yacht quotes will inspire you. A yacht is a medium-sized sailing boat equipped for cruising or racing.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging yacht quotes, yacht sayings, and yacht proverbs.

Best Yacht Quotes

  1. “The ocean has always been a salve to my soul.” ~ Jimmy Buffett
  2. “And the winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  3. “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” ~ Brooks Atkinson
  4. “The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  5. “As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.” ~ Coco Chanel
  6. “It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.” ~ Francis Drake
  7. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  8. “Having a yacht is a reason for being more cheerful than most.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

  9. “There never was a great man yet who spent all his life inland.” ~ Herman Melville
  10. “The cabin of a small yacht is truly a wonderful thing; not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat.” ~ Lewis Francis Herreshoff
  11. “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.” ~ David Lee Roth
  12. “Anyone who has to ask about the annual upkeep of a yacht can’t afford one.” ~ J. P. Morgan

  13. “At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” ~ Robin Lee Graham
  14. “I always say that a girl never really looks as well as she does on board a steamship or even a yacht.” ~ Anita Loos
  15. “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” ~ Joseph Conrad
  16. “A ship is always referred to as ‘she’ because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.” ~ Chester W. Nimitz

  17. “Of all the things that man has made, no is so full of interest and charm,
    none possesses so distinct a life and character of its own, as a ship.” ~ Henry Van Dyke
  18. “later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.” ~ Jimmy Buffett
  19. “Seagulls . . . slim yachts of the element.” ~ Robinson Jeffers
  20. “The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.” ~ Gore Vidal

  21. “At Christmas, you can get real bargains. I saw one item marked down ten dollars. It was a yacht.” ~ Milton Berle
  22. “I haven’t bought a yacht or an island or even a palm tree.” ~ David A. Siegel
  23. “[on buying a private island] Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.” ~ Johnny Depp
  24. “Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk.” ~ Francis Chichester

  25. “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by.” ~ John Masefield
  26. “I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson , Sailing the yacht quotes
  27. “My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don’t really have any concept of how money works. I don’t know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It’s embarrassing.” ~ Chloe Sevigny
  28. “I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” ~ John Masefield

  29. “From the sea came a boat with some Israeli commando soldiers who took me by the commando boat to the yacht and put me on the yacht. In the yacht, I asked people, who are you. And they said we are Israelis, French and British.” ~ Mordechai Vanunu
  30. “I never had the high-paying job or the company car. It took me over a decade to pay off my student loans. I never had to worry about where to dock my yacht to reduce my taxes.” ~ Christine O’Donnell
  31. “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ~ Kenneth Grahame
  32. “To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.” ~ Joshua Slocum

  33. “There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship. At that time you can be equal to Ulysses and brother to him.” ~ Errol Flynn
  34. “I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  35. “I grew up in the 1920s and 1930s in a nouveau riche world, where money was spent wildly, and I’m still living in one!… The private schools are all jammed with long waiting lists; the clubs — all the old clubs — are jammed with long waiting lists today; the harbors are clogged with yachts; there has never been a more material society than the one we live in today…. Where is this ‘vanished world’ they talk about? I don’t think the critics have looked out the window!” ~ Louis Auchincloss
  36. “Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.” ~ Charlie Cook

  37. “Men in a ship are always looking up, and men ashore are usually looking down.” ~ John Masefield
  38. “Greek shipowners like to boast, ‘I bought ships at the bottom of the market, and now they’re worth ten times as much.’ It goes back to the days of Onassis and Niarchos competing with each other over who had the biggest fleet, the biggest yacht, and the most famous girlfriend.” ~ Stelios Haji-Ioannou
  39. “Another car is not going to help me out, a nicer car, I’ve already got it. A bigger house ain’t gonna do anything for me, and you know, a yacht, it’s not going to do anything for me anymore. So how can I find happiness?” ~ Vanilla Ice
  40. “I haven’t got the yacht anymore. The cost of running it was crazy. But it was so much fun while I had it. I don’t regret it.” ~ Jenson Button

  41. “There’s nothing – I’ve bought everything I want. I don’t like yachts or anything; you know, I’m not a yacht person, and I’ve got pretty much the nicest plane I’d want to have.” ~ Elon Musk
  42. “I’ve given parties that have made Indian rajahs green with envy. I’ve had prima donnas break $10,000 engagements to come to my smallest dinners. When you were still playing button back in Ohio, I entertained on a cruising trip that was so much fun that I had to sink my yacht to make my guests go home.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  43. “After the success of ‘August,’ there were people saying I should change my life. And maybe I should have bought a yacht and traveled the world instead of returning to Steppenwolf to act in and write plays. But I’m from the Midwest, and that’s what we do: We go back to work.” ~ Tracy Letts , Yacht quotes travel
  44. “I have high-tech tastes. If I had $100 million, I would spend it on research equipment rather than a yacht.” ~ Stephen LaBerge

  45. “Whenever I’m hired to do appearances I always get to take one or two friends with me. I’m away so much I’d get lonely if I didn’t. My BBF would get to go jet-setting with me to amazing parties too, like the ones on P Diddy’s yacht. Apart from me, he throws the best parties – they’re so A-list.” ~ Paris Hilton
  46. “Money can’t buy you happiness but it can pay for the plastic surgery.” ~ Joan Rivers
  47. “Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.” ~ Richard Branson
  48. “A small craft in an ocean is, or should be, a benevolent dictatorship.” ~ Tristan Jones

  49. “Put your mouthful of words away and come with me to watch the lilies open in such a field, growing there like yachts, slowly steering their petals without nurses or clocks.” ~ Anne Sexton
  50. “I still live in an apartment in Paris with my wife. No, we don’t have a yacht, but we do have a house in Spain; that is my luxury.” ~ Pierre Dukan
  51. “As long as I can buy records and books and maybe some clothes, I’m pretty stoked. I don’t need a yacht or anything.” ~ Conor Oberst
  52. “You don’t have to even see the common man anymore if you don’t want to! Only through the telescope on your yacht.” ~ Chad Harbach

  53. “The idea behind Reaganomics is this: a rising tide lifts all yachts.” ~ Walter F. Mondale
  54. “Poverty is not an accident of, sort of, an economic spreadsheet. Poverty is a crime. There are criminals involved. And those criminals walk the streets as free men. What my music is about, and what – this from the riots in the streets of Greece and Spain to the people’s uprisings in Egypt and Libya and Madison is about is holding those people accountable, those who are responsible for subverting the entire global economy and causing so much misery and then laughing about it with their, you know, clinking their champagne glasses on their yachts.” ~ Tom Morello
  55. “People say that life is a cesspool of darkness and despair. Well, we of Van Halen are sailing through it in a yacht!” ~ David Lee Roth
  56. “I am not a multimillionaire. I don’t own a yacht or a Ferrari. I live in a 60-square- meter flat. My needs are simple.” ~ Ferran Adria

  57. “For many years I enjoyed the pleasure of cruising on my yacht all summer long and these were my best holidays. In mid-May, we’d start in St Tropez. I’d collect my bikinis from my home there and then we’d go up to Cannes for the Film Festival, on to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix and then to Italy.” ~ Ivana Trump
  58. “The problem with the alphabet is that it bears no relation to anything at all, and when words are arranged alphabetically they are uselessly separated. In the OED, for example, aardvarks are 19 volumes away from the zoo, yachts are 18 volumes from the beach, and wine is 17 volumes from the nearest corkscrew.” ~ Mark Forsyth
  59. “The thing about all these charities is that who sees where the money goes? I don’t and you don’t. For all I know, the president of Make a Wish just used all the money to buy himself a mansion and a yacht. That’s why I keep all of my money for myself, at least then I know I’m doing good for at least one person for sure.” ~ Zach Braff
  60. “I was born in the breezes, and I had studied the sea as perhaps few men have studied it, neglecting all else.” ~ Joshua Slocum

  61. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  62. “Whenever your preparations for the sea are poor; the sea worms its way in and finds the problems.” ~ Francis Stokes
  63. “He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.” ~ Hammond Innes

  64. “The label’s going great because we’re not idiots. We’re not trying to sue everyone that downloads everything. We try to give the fans a bunch of free stuff, and then have them buy the record. Without buying the record, it doesn’t support your artist. These idiots like Radiohead and Sharon Osbourne that are like, “Free Ozzfest!”, “Pay what you can for a record!” – Radiohead’s already got their yachts and mansions. Sharon Osbourne already has her empire.” ~ Al Jourgensen
  65. “I’m writing about the things I see all around me. Growing up in Mississippi, I’ve seen how these backward ideas about class and race and healthcare and education and housing and racism impact everyday lives. For example, my mother wouldn’t let me go to my homecoming dance because the yacht club where they were having the dance threw a fundraiser for David Duke, an ex-Klan member when he was running for governor of Louisiana. So I grew up seeing how personal politics could be.” ~ Jesmyn Ward

Yacht is a large and usually expensive boat, used for racing or for traveling around for pleasure.

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