In English, especially in a poetic description, ships and cars are referred to as "she".
Maybe their owners compare their beauty and elegance with those of women, but what if a female owner wanted to describe her yacht or car?
Would she also say, "She is a real beauty", or it might be "he" then?
Does the choice of a pronoun depend on whom she is giving the description of it to — a man or a woman?
What about a man-o’-war or a merchantman? Being ships, are they also referred as "she"?
P.S. There's a post on the use of "she" in reference to ships, but there seems to be no answer to my question there.
P.P.S. My question wasn't pulled out of a thin air. I came across a book by a prominent Russian linguist, G.Veichman, written in 1990, (Novelties in The English Grammar is my translation of the title), where I read that the rule of personification of vehicles may be added regarding a female owner talking about her car using the preposition "he". Period. No further explanation or reference examples.