Quiz Question: Originally yachts were used for which purpose?
The given options are:
- Global exploration
- Catching pirates
- River cruising
Correct Answer: Catching pirates
Info: The Dutch invented the first yachts—small, fast sailing vessels—in the 14th century so the Dutch Republic Navy could more easily catch pirates in and around the Low Countries (Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg). The English word ‘yacht’ comes from the Dutch word jacht, which means hunt or chase.