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29th Nov '17 7:30:01 PM Xtifr
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* The ''Mabuse'' in Charles Stross' ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]''. Converted into a private yacht from an ex-Soviet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burevestnik_class_frigate Krivak III]] class missile frigate, by Bill Gates-ian multi-billionaire villain Ellis Billington.

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* The ''Mabuse'' in Charles Stross' ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]''.''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue''. Converted into a private yacht from an ex-Soviet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burevestnik_class_frigate Krivak III]] class missile frigate, by Bill Gates-ian multi-billionaire villain Ellis Billington.
5th Nov '17 9:24:46 PM Anokrah
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*** The ''Moby Dick'', and many other ships including the ''Thousand Sunny'', have a special coating that allows them to do this.
23rd Aug '17 10:34:01 PM Malchus
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* 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]] attack submarine. Intended to be the real ass-kicker of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the ''Seawolf'' was crammed with cruise 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''.
* The older [[RedsWithRockets Soviet]] (and later [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian]]) counterpart the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akula-class_submarine Akula-class]] attack submarine. Apart from carrying less cruise missiles and being somewhat less stealthy the Seawolf, as well as carrying AntiAir missiles, it has largely the same performance characteristics as the far more expensive American submarine. The aesthetics help its CoolBoat title as well.
* Way too many other examples to count.
** Which is why we have the Real Life page: RealLife/CoolBoat.
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23rd Aug '17 9:10:26 PM Eschar
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* The Borealis in Roll to Roll to Dodge might count as this, if only because it was often powered by Derm's water magic forcing the water under it backwards at high speeds. That is, until he sunk it by trying to increase the density of the nearby water and instead turning the water to gas.
4th Aug '17 1:22:39 PM xcountryguy
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** By [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ the 3rd Super Robot Wars Z]] though, [[spoiler: it gets converted mid-way into a CoolStarship]]

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** By [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ the 3rd Super Robot Wars Z]] though, [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it gets converted mid-way into a CoolStarship]]



* Sebastian Shaw's submarine from ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' is pretty normal on the outside, but on the inside it's very cool looking. And we're not even going into [[spoiler: the nuclear device he's hiding in the room full of mirrors]].
** Also it gets [[spoiler: lifted out of the water by Magneto]], so that's cool.

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* Sebastian Shaw's submarine from ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' is pretty normal on the outside, but on the inside it's very cool looking. And we're not even going into [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the nuclear device he's hiding in the room full of mirrors]].
** Also it gets [[spoiler: lifted [[spoiler:lifted out of the water by Magneto]], so that's cool.



* The U-96 in ''Film/DasBoot'', being also able to return to base after the ordeal she as well as her crew suffered [[spoiler: just to being sunk in a bombing raid there]].

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* The U-96 in ''Film/DasBoot'', being also able to return to base after the ordeal she as well as her crew suffered [[spoiler: just [[spoiler:just to being sunk in a bombing raid there]].



* In John Birmingham's ''Without Warning,'' a lot of the action takes place on the [[spoiler: abandoned and recovered by the protagonists]] superyacht ''Aussie Rules.''

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* In John Birmingham's ''Without Warning,'' a lot of the action takes place on the [[spoiler: abandoned [[spoiler:abandoned and recovered by the protagonists]] superyacht ''Aussie Rules.''



* The ''Yabba Dabba Doo'', the eco-terrorist Dufresne's vessl from ''Literature/SewerGasAndElectric'', is the only submarine in history to boast an on-board arboretum [[spoiler: that's also the escape-capsule]], a polka-dot paint job, and hamster tubing threaded through its interior alongside the wires and pipes.

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* The ''Yabba Dabba Doo'', the eco-terrorist Dufresne's vessl from ''Literature/SewerGasAndElectric'', is the only submarine in history to boast an on-board arboretum [[spoiler: that's [[spoiler:that's also the escape-capsule]], a polka-dot paint job, and hamster tubing threaded through its interior alongside the wires and pipes.



* The ''Jolly Roger'' from ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Made out of enchanted wood, this ship is "the fastest vessel in all the realms". Captain Hook was even able to outrun [[spoiler: the Dark Curse cast by Snow in season 3]]. Now ''that's'' fast!

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* The ''Jolly Roger'' from ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Made out of enchanted wood, this ship is "the fastest vessel in all the realms". Captain Hook was even able to outrun [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Dark Curse cast by Snow in season 3]]. Now ''that's'' fast!



* The Irish folk song "The Irish Rover", which, funnily enough, is about a somewhat improbable ship called the ''Irish Rover''. [[spoiler: Subverted, as it sinks in the end.]]

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* The Irish folk song "The Irish Rover", which, funnily enough, is about a somewhat improbable ship called the ''Irish Rover''. [[spoiler: Subverted, [[spoiler:Subverted, as it sinks in the end.]]



*** The iconic ''Druna Skass'' (or Wolkenkratzer in the Japanese version) deserves a special mention. This recurring boss since the earliest installment of the series (a sprite-based PC game) is armed to the teeth and sports ultra-heavy armor which renders cannons smaller than 60cm harmless. The ship and its variations are the only canon superweapons to sport a literal WaveMotionGun in the series to this date, [[spoiler: which was used to blast the Shikoku Island into two halves just to make a grand entry for itself in Warship Gunner 2]].

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*** The iconic ''Druna Skass'' (or Wolkenkratzer in the Japanese version) deserves a special mention. This recurring boss since the earliest installment of the series (a sprite-based PC game) is armed to the teeth and sports ultra-heavy armor which renders cannons smaller than 60cm harmless. The ship and its variations are the only canon superweapons to sport a literal WaveMotionGun in the series to this date, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which was used to blast the Shikoku Island into two halves just to make a grand entry for itself in Warship Gunner 2]].
24th Jun '17 1:05:33 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* The [[RedWithRockets Soviet]] (and later [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian]]) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon-class_submarine Typhoon-class]] ballistic missile submarine is the largest submarine ever built, displacing as much as a WWI dreadnought when surfaced. The submarine carried 20 ICBMs, and was large enough to include relatively comfortable living facilities for the crew. The ''[[Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober Red October]]'' is a fictionalized Typhoon-class.

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* The [[RedWithRockets older [[RedsWithRockets Soviet]] (and later [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian]]) counterpart the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon-class_submarine Typhoon-class]] ballistic missile submarine is org/wiki/Akula-class_submarine Akula-class]] attack submarine. Apart from carrying less cruise missiles and being somewhat less stealthy the largest submarine ever built, displacing Seawolf, as much well as a WWI dreadnought when surfaced. carrying AntiAir missiles, it has largely the same performance characteristics as the far more expensive American submarine. The submarine carried 20 ICBMs, and was large enough to include relatively comfortable living facilities for the crew. The ''[[Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober Red October]]'' is a fictionalized Typhoon-class.aesthetics help its CoolBoat title as well.
24th Jun '17 12:42:54 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* 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''.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawolf_class_submarine Seawolf-class]]. Seawolf-class]] attack submarine. Intended to be the real ass-kicker of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the ''Seawolf'' was crammed with cruise 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''.''Literature/RedStormRising''.
* The [[RedWithRockets Soviet]] (and later [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian]]) [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon-class_submarine Typhoon-class]] ballistic missile submarine is the largest submarine ever built, displacing as much as a WWI dreadnought when surfaced. The submarine carried 20 ICBMs, and was large enough to include relatively comfortable living facilities for the crew. The ''[[Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober Red October]]'' is a fictionalized Typhoon-class.
4th Jun '17 8:15:31 AM LordDynasmon
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** The setting of the movie, ''Anime/OnePieceFilmGold'', is set on a cruise liner that houses a ''massive city'' within it. It's so huge that the World Government even declares it as it's own ''nation''.

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** The setting of the movie, ''Anime/OnePieceFilmGold'', is set on a cruise liner that houses a ''massive city'' within it. It's so huge that the World Government even declares it as it's its own ''nation''.
21st Apr '17 10:01:46 PM nombretomado
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* Since ''SuikodenIV'' is set in the Island Nations, it was only natural to have a CoolBoat for your headquarters. The ship offers all of the usual amenities for a ''{{Suikoden}}'' base, from shops and a blacksmith to {{Minigames}}, a training hall and a massive onsen.

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* Since ''SuikodenIV'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'' is set in the Island Nations, it was only natural to have a CoolBoat for your headquarters. The ship offers all of the usual amenities for a ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' base, from shops and a blacksmith to {{Minigames}}, a training hall and a massive onsen.
16th Apr '17 4:52:53 PM nombretomado
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* The Interceptor, the ''SpyHunter'' series' CoolCar, turns into a CoolBoat when you drive it into water. Comes complete with assorted ''Film/JamesBond'' goodies to use on the bad guys chasing you.

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* The Interceptor, the ''SpyHunter'' ''VideoGame/SpyHunter'' series' CoolCar, turns into a CoolBoat when you drive it into water. Comes complete with assorted ''Film/JamesBond'' goodies to use on the bad guys chasing you.
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