Whether deciding on a leisure boat with pure motor drive or a motor yacht, there are two basic criteria to consider. A power boat is a recreational boat of up to about 12 meters in length, and has no or only a very small cabin, (a shelter area). Beyond these dimensions is the motor yacht. Accordingly, the motor yacht has a proportional cabin, making it much better suited for extended stays aboard, as it's better equipped for this type of usage than a power boat. A motor yacht typically has separate living and sleeping areas, as well as a kitchen and toilet.