French translation: marque de yachts haute performance
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17:05 Nov 29, 2013
English to French translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase:performance yacht brand
"BBBBBB" is launched as a performance yacht brand, specialising in sports boats.
'sports' — do note that this term may not necessarily imply 'competitive sports'; quite a lot of these boats are sporty (mainly, that means they go fast!), but not necessarily intended or suitable for actual competition.
Compare, for example, 'sporty cars' and 'sports cars' — the latter group may include cars actually used for racing, while the former group probably does not.
So I think care may be needed here to avoid over-translation.
As I said, 'motor yacht' is usually specified, unless the context makes it clear (as in your example); also, of course, the term 'yacht' will be used to cover both sailing and motor yachts if they occur together.
But I stand by my original comment: in the absence of further context or qualifier, the most likely intended meaning of 'yacht' when used alone is a sailing yacht
oui je ne sais pas trop en fait... je ne peux pas mettre la marque ici malheureusement... je continue mes recherches sur cette société .. merci à vous tous je pense utiliser le terme "yacht" compte tenu de la suite du doc et de l’évolution de la société...
In EN, one would normally understand 'yacht' as being a sailing yacht. If a 'motor yacht' is intended, then the qualifier is usually included (unless the specific context makes it unambiguous) — but 'motor yacht' is less common in EN, and arguably somewhat dated; these days, one is more likely to hear 'cruiser' or 'motor cruiser'.
Explanation: se spécialisant dans les embarcations sportives = specialising in sports boats
GILOU France Local time: 13:25 Native speaker of: French PRO pts in category: 357
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marque de voiliers de course (-croisère)
Explanation: - Les voiliers de course-croisière sont conçus pour être performants en régate tout en conservant un bon niveau de confort pour la croisière.
- Les voiliers de course sont orientés régate ou course au large.