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30th Oct '16 10:51:42 AM kikiandlala
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* ''Literature/The ElricSaga'' from Michael Moorcock has several fantasy versions of these. First there are gigantic ziggurat battleships of the Melnibonean navy. These enormous battleships can bombard enemy ships with catapults that hurl alchemical fireballs and these ziggurat ships are nearly impervious to hull damage to their thick plates of armour made from gold. Second was an artifact boat that was joint venture between the elemental lords Strassha and Grome, as such the boat can sail on land as well as sea (though later the Earth lord Grome, in a hissy fit, revoked the power to sail on land) and finally there are colossal ships of the Chaos Navy. These magical ships are titans that dwarf the Melnibonean golden ships in size and herald the end of the world.

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* ''Literature/The ElricSaga'' ''Literature/TheElricSaga'' from Michael Moorcock has several fantasy versions of these. First there are gigantic ziggurat battleships of the Melnibonean navy. These enormous battleships can bombard enemy ships with catapults that hurl alchemical fireballs and these ziggurat ships are nearly impervious to hull damage to their thick plates of armour made from gold. Second was an artifact boat that was joint venture between the elemental lords Strassha and Grome, as such the boat can sail on land as well as sea (though later the Earth lord Grome, in a hissy fit, revoked the power to sail on land) and finally there are colossal ships of the Chaos Navy. These magical ships are titans that dwarf the Melnibonean golden ships in size and herald the end of the world.
30th Oct '16 10:50:11 AM kikiandlala
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* The ''Literature/ElricSaga'' from Michael Moorcock has several fantasy versions of these. First there are gigantic ziggurat battleships of the Melnibonean navy. These enormous battleships can bombard enemy ships with catapults that hurl alchemical fireballs and these ziggurat ships are nearly impervious to hull damage to their thick plates of armour made from gold. Second was an artifact boat that was joint venture between the elemental lords Strassha and Grome, as such the boat can sail on land as well as sea (though later the Earth lord Grome, in a hissy fit, revoked the power to sail on land) and finally there are colossal ships of the Chaos Navy. These magical ships are titans that dwarf the Melnibonean golden ships in size and herald the end of the world.

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* The ''Literature/ElricSaga'' ''Literature/The ElricSaga'' from Michael Moorcock has several fantasy versions of these. First there are gigantic ziggurat battleships of the Melnibonean navy. These enormous battleships can bombard enemy ships with catapults that hurl alchemical fireballs and these ziggurat ships are nearly impervious to hull damage to their thick plates of armour made from gold. Second was an artifact boat that was joint venture between the elemental lords Strassha and Grome, as such the boat can sail on land as well as sea (though later the Earth lord Grome, in a hissy fit, revoked the power to sail on land) and finally there are colossal ships of the Chaos Navy. These magical ships are titans that dwarf the Melnibonean golden ships in size and herald the end of the world.
30th Oct '16 10:49:09 AM kikiandlala
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* The ''Literature/ElricSaga'' from Michael Moorcock has several fantasy versions of these. First there are gigantic ziggurat battleships of the Melnibonean navy. These enormous battleships can bombard enemy ships with catapults that hurl alchemical fireballs and these ziggurat ships are nearly impervious to hull damage to their thick plates of armour made from gold. Second was an artifact boat that was joint venture between the elemental lords Strassha and Grome, as such the boat can sail on land as well as sea (though later the Earth lord Grome, in a hissy fit, revoked the power to sail on land) and finally there are colossal ships of the Chaos Navy. These magical ships are titans that dwarf the Melnibonean golden ships in size and herald the end of the world.
25th Oct '16 7:29:36 PM PaulA
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* [[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Clive Cussler]] novels have these in abundance, seeing as how they commonly center around the water, but the prize for Coolest Boat has to go to the mercenary ship ''Oregon''. In addition to being one of the fastest and most dangerous vessels on the planet, crewed by a seriously professional mercenary group and disguised as an aging tramp steamer, it was the only Boat that proved Cool enough for Cussler to launch a spinoff series, ''Literature/TheOregonFiles'', for the sole purpose of bringing it and its crew back after their cameo debut in the ''Literature/DirkPittAdventures'' novel ''Flood Tide''.

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* [[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Clive Cussler]] Creator/CliveCussler novels have these in abundance, seeing as how they commonly center around the water, but the prize for Coolest Boat has to go to the mercenary ship ''Oregon''. In addition to being one of the fastest and most dangerous vessels on the planet, crewed by a seriously professional mercenary group and disguised as an aging tramp steamer, it was the only Boat that proved Cool enough for Cussler to launch a spinoff series, ''Literature/TheOregonFiles'', for the sole purpose of bringing it and its crew back after their cameo debut in the ''Literature/DirkPittAdventures'' novel ''Flood Tide''.
25th Oct '16 7:29:22 PM PaulA
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* [[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Clive Cussler]] novels have these in abundance, seeing as how they commonly center around the water, but the prize for Coolest Boat has to go to the mercenary ship ''Oregon''. In addition to being one of the fastest and most dangerous vessels on the planet, crewed by a seriously professional mercenary group and disguised as an aging tramp steamer, it was the only Boat that proved Cool enough for Cussler to launch a spinoff series, ''Literature/TheOregonFiles'', for the sole purpose of bringing it and its crew back after their cameo debut in the Pitt novel ''Flood Tide''.

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* [[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Clive Cussler]] novels have these in abundance, seeing as how they commonly center around the water, but the prize for Coolest Boat has to go to the mercenary ship ''Oregon''. In addition to being one of the fastest and most dangerous vessels on the planet, crewed by a seriously professional mercenary group and disguised as an aging tramp steamer, it was the only Boat that proved Cool enough for Cussler to launch a spinoff series, ''Literature/TheOregonFiles'', for the sole purpose of bringing it and its crew back after their cameo debut in the Pitt ''Literature/DirkPittAdventures'' novel ''Flood Tide''.
12th Oct '16 8:40:48 AM erforce
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** Now we can add the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' to this list. All together now, everybody: MAGIC PIRATE FLAMETHROWERS.

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** Now we can add the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' to this list.from the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth film]]. All together now, everybody: MAGIC PIRATE FLAMETHROWERS.
22nd Sep '16 11:39:03 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'', loki is unimpressed with Coal's boat. [[http://tmkcomic.depleti.com/comic/ch03-pg11-12/ This on the other hand]]
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', several cool ships have shown up, the most (in)famous of which are the ''Behemoth'', the ''Eroean'', the ''Flaming Monkey'', the ''Hiltraud'', the ''Law'', the ''Lesbian Seagull'' and the ''Proletariat''.
* The AlternateHistory ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'' features battleships with 18-inch cannons. So far only a few ships in the real world have been designed to surpass that caliber, and only one class ever saw the light of day (the ''Yamato'' battleships).
* ''OpenBlue'' encourages players to make their own CoolBoat, within certain reasonable boundaries. The modification system helps add variety (some examples include GreekFire, Harpoon cannons, and [[ThisIsADrill a bow-mounted, man-powered]] ''[[ThisIsADrill drill]]'').
* There is one drawn on the chalkboard in the background of ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'''s ''TerribleIntervieweesMontage'' episode.
* The speed-boat from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqorZzsRiQY Boat Knight]]'' counts, thanks to its hot rod flames, three Sterling outputs and the fact that it was designed, built and ridden by a knight during the Middle Ages.
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* Spoofed on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with the ShowWithinAShow "Knight Boat, the Crime-Solving Boat". Which you can drive in ''TheSimpsonsHitAndRun''!

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* Spoofed on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with the ShowWithinAShow "Knight Boat, the Crime-Solving Boat". Which you can drive in ''TheSimpsonsHitAndRun''!''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun''!



* ''{{TUGS}}''.
* ''TheodoreTugboat''.
* ''GIJoe'' featured the enormous ''U.S.S. FLAGG'', which featured in the cartoon and the toys (in which it was a huge 7-foot playset).

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{TUGS}}''.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheodoreTugboat''.
* ''{{TUGS}}''.
* ''TheodoreTugboat''.
* ''GIJoe''
''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' featured the enormous ''U.S.S. FLAGG'', which featured in the cartoon and the toys (in which it was a huge 7-foot playset).



* Any of Max Ray's Assault Weapon Systems from ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''.



[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'', loki is unimpressed with Coal's boat. [[http://tmkcomic.depleti.com/comic/ch03-pg11-12/ This on the other hand]]

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[[folder:Web Comics]]
[[folder: Real Life]]
* In ''Webcomic/ThistilMistilKistil'', loki The [[http://graydesign.se/4/sc122/ Strand-Craft 122 Yacht]] is unimpressed so cool it comes with Coal's boat. [[http://tmkcomic.depleti.com/comic/ch03-pg11-12/ This a CoolCar.
* The Q-boat from the ''Film/JamesBond'' film was pretty badass in real life. Lacking any heavy weaponry but still possessing a fiber glass body and a massively overpowered engine that used water jets the tiny boat could hit 80mph, a downright scary speed
on the water for something so small.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubr-class_LCAC Zubr class hovercraft]]. Biggest in the world. Able to put ashore either three main battle tanks or ten APC with 140 troops. Is faster in the water then most main battle tanks are on roads. Being a militairy landing vehicle, it comes with an array of weaponry.
* The DSV ''Alvin'', a three-person US Navy submersible operated out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, has served the cause of undersea research and exploration for nearly 50 years. Re-fitted several times, ''Alvin'' was pivotal in the discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vent fauna, carried Dr. Robert Ballard and colleagues in their discovery of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, located lost nuclear submarine ''USS Scorpion'' off the Azores, and investigated the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling disaster.
* A fleet of Cool Boats runs trade on the Great Lakes. The ''Edmund Fitzgerald'' was famously lost in 1975. On the Lakes, all vessels from a two-man dinghy to a thousand-footer freighter are "Boats." Visitors from the ocean are "Salties."
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_boat Flying Boats]], which are, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin true to their name]], boats designed to fly through the air. Or airplanes designed to land on the water. Either perspective is equally valid. Easily confused with a Floatplane, the key feature of a Flying Boat is that the main body of the aircraft is designed around a boat hull, as opposed to the plane simply using a set of floats as landing gear. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Flying Boats were used as long-range transports and maritime patrol bombers, ideal for the purpose because they didn't require landing strips to land and refuel. Famous examples include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_PBY_Catalina PBY Catalina]], the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Sunderland Short Sunderland]], and various [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Clipper#Clipper_era Pan Am Clippers]]. They faded out of widespread use with the advent of longer-ranged land-based aircraft and the Jet Liner, although various jet-powered flying boats have been fielded over the years.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawolf_class_submarine Seawolf-class]]. Intended to be the real ass-kicker of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the ''Seawolf'' was crammed with missiles with which to attack the DirtyCommies should nuclear war break out. Though the class was intended to feature twenty-nine subs, only three were ever built, partly due to said DirtyCommies suddenly ceasing to exist. However, the sub featured in many pieces of literature, especially Creator/TomClancy novels such as ''Literature/RedStormRising''.
* Way too many
other hand]]examples to count.
** Which is why we have the Real Life page: RealLife/CoolBoat.




[[folder: Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', several cool ships have shown up, the most (in)famous of which are the ''Behemoth'', the ''Eroean'', the ''Flaming Monkey'', the ''Hiltraud'', the ''Law'', the ''Lesbian Seagull'' and the ''Proletariat''.
* The AlternateHistory ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'' features battleships with 18-inch cannons. So far only a few ships in the real world have been designed to surpass that caliber, and only one class ever saw the light of day (the ''Yamato'' battleships).
* ''OpenBlue'' encourages players to make their own CoolBoat, within certain reasonable boundaries. The modification system helps add variety (some examples include GreekFire, Harpoon cannons, and [[ThisIsADrill a bow-mounted, man-powered]] ''[[ThisIsADrill drill]]'').
* There is one drawn on the chalkboard in the background of ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'''s ''TerribleIntervieweesMontage'' episode.
* The speed-boat from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqorZzsRiQY Boat Knight]]'' counts, thanks to its hot rod flames, three Sterling outputs and the fact that it was designed, built and ridden by a knight during the Middle Ages.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Any of Max Ray's Assault Weapon Systems from ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life]]
* The [[http://graydesign.se/4/sc122/ Strand-Craft 122 Yacht]] is so cool it comes with a CoolCar.
* The Q-boat from the ''Film/JamesBond'' film was pretty badass in real life. Lacking any heavy weaponry but still possessing a fiber glass body and a massively overpowered engine that used water jets the tiny boat could hit 80mph, a downright scary speed on the water for something so small.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubr-class_LCAC Zubr class hovercraft]]. Biggest in the world. Able to put ashore either three main battle tanks or ten APC with 140 troops. Is faster in the water then most main battle tanks are on roads. Being a militairy landing vehicle, it comes with an array of weaponry.
* The DSV ''Alvin'', a three-person US Navy submersible operated out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, has served the cause of undersea research and exploration for nearly 50 years. Re-fitted several times, ''Alvin'' was pivotal in the discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vent fauna, carried Dr. Robert Ballard and colleagues in their discovery of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, located lost nuclear submarine ''USS Scorpion'' off the Azores, and investigated the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling disaster.
* A fleet of Cool Boats runs trade on the Great Lakes. The ''Edmund Fitzgerald'' was famously lost in 1975. On the Lakes, all vessels from a two-man dinghy to a thousand-footer freighter are "Boats." Visitors from the ocean are "Salties."
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_boat Flying Boats]], which are, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin true to their name]], boats designed to fly through the air. Or airplanes designed to land on the water. Either perspective is equally valid. Easily confused with a Floatplane, the key feature of a Flying Boat is that the main body of the aircraft is designed around a boat hull, as opposed to the plane simply using a set of floats as landing gear. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Flying Boats were used as long-range transports and maritime patrol bombers, ideal for the purpose because they didn't require landing strips to land and refuel. Famous examples include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_PBY_Catalina PBY Catalina]], the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Sunderland Short Sunderland]], and various [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Clipper#Clipper_era Pan Am Clippers]]. They faded out of widespread use with the advent of longer-ranged land-based aircraft and the Jet Liner, although various jet-powered flying boats have been fielded over the years.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawolf_class_submarine Seawolf-class]]. Intended to be the real ass-kicker of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the ''Seawolf'' was crammed with missiles with which to attack the DirtyCommies should nuclear war break out. Though the class was intended to feature twenty-nine subs, only three were ever built, partly due to said DirtyCommies suddenly ceasing to exist. However, the sub featured in many pieces of literature, especially Creator/TomClancy novels such as ''Literature/RedStormRising''.
* Way too many other examples to count.
** Which is why we have the Real Life page: RealLife/CoolBoat.
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22nd Sep '16 11:37:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine (which can also fly, time travel, launch giant cigars and survive being sucked into oblivion to name a few).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'':
** Tony Trihull, who is a large shark-faced battleship used as the Lemons' main form of transportation.
** [[Series/DeadliestCatch Crabby]], Finn [=McMissile=]'s fishing boat seen in the film's prologue.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' has [[EvilAlbino Shen's]] cannon ship seen in the climax.
%%* The Jammy Dodger from the animated film ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* The WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine (which can also fly, time travel, launch giant cigars and survive being sucked into oblivion to name a few).



* Tony Trihull from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', who is a large shark-faced battleship used as the Lemons' main form of transportation.
** Also, [[Series/DeadliestCatch Crabby]], Finn [=McMissile=]'s fishing boat seen in the film's prologue.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' has [[EvilAlbino Shen's]] cannon ship seen in the climax.



* The Jammy Dodger from the animated film ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''.
22nd Sep '16 11:15:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': The flag ship of the Tharque Empire, a maritime nation that once ruled the world, is made out of the skeleton of a dead sea monster. It utterly dwarfs the other ships, and is even powered by magic so that it can row itself.
7th Sep '16 12:09:20 AM MrNickelodeon
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* The "Welcome" scene of ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] shows a variety of unique-looking boats sailing in from all around the world, most of them matching the style of their respective countries.
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