50 Most Extravagant Boats From Around the World

We are going to take a look at some of the most extravagant boats in the world. Some of these may be futuristic boats and some may be super yachts that have everything you would ever need to live for months out at sea. Maybe you have always dreamed of owning a yacht or you have been on a friend’s yacht. Either way, do not worry about the lack of a yacht in your own life. Instead, escape reality and look around these monstrous boats that you will never get to experience in your lifetime. Hey, why not. Besides, people will save a ton of money on fuel by checking them out this way. Some of these super yachts are large enough to house multiple families comfortably for many months. Other yachts on this list are large enough to hold enough people for a cruise ship. These luxury yachts have stunning exteriors plus interiors. If anyone is out on the sea, there is no way they’ll miss these when they pass by. Sit back and enjoy this list of the most extravagant boats in the world.

Proteus Look-A-Like

This strange boat resembles the one named Proteus from the decades-old Fantastic Voyage movie. However, it is real and can be seen from time to time scooting around San Francisco Bay like a giant water bug.

It’s powered by a couple of 355 hp massive diesel engines and has a distance range of about 5000 miles. It can top out at 70 mph and the ride is smooth as glass. You can thank the titanium spring-loaded struts for the smooth ride.

Bubble Boat

At first glance, this might look like some sort of futuristic submarine. What you are looking at is the Himiko. That’s right, it’s the equivalent of a shuttle ferry, yet completely enclosed and filled with windows to give you spectacular views.

It holds quite a bit of people and offers seating throughout, particularly along the sides so you can get a spectacular view of the area as you drift to your next destination. If they try to tell you that it is a submarine, politely identify the windshield wipers. I’m no engineering expert, but the last time I checked submarines do not require windshield wipers.

Sail-Assisted Yacht

It is what is known as a sail-assisted motor-powered yacht. The vessel features a variable-speed hybrid power plant, containing two line shaft propellers with controllable pitch. Furthermore, since it is a sail-assisted vessel, you will find a three-mast fore and aft sailing rig.


This yacht is actually due for production and delivery in 2017, making it one of the largest water vessels of its kind ever built. If you happen to see someone sailing past you with one of these, be sure to flag them down.

Submarine Sail Boat

This strange boat creation looks like it is part sailboat and part submarine. The company’s founder, Jisup Lee, patented the design in 1997. He wanted to make underwater exploration enjoyable and easy for everyone.


He also wanted it to be easy on the environment so he set his sights forward and started the process. The Ego is the first of it kind to bring underwater exploration to people everywhere.



Ever seaworthy, the Adastra can handle 50-knot winds and has traveled a little more than 40,000 miles. The fore deck has a large sun bed, while the aft deck features a sofa and wet bar, perfect for having a nightcap on the open ocean.


The Adastra is designed with a longer length-to-beam ratio. This allows for a lighter, thinner hull, which creates less drag and yields greater fuel efficiency.


Old School Sup Sail

This Schooner was steel-hulled and was originally planned to travel the Pacific Ocean, but plans changed where instead it hauled coal oil along the East Coast of the US. The ship was called the “Thomas W. Lawson”. How’s that for a demotion?


This is the beautiful type of ship you just don’t see anymore, the layered sails confirm its era. Sails on commercial ships would be borderline useless these days, with the advent of powerful engines, but nonetheless, we can’t be the only ones who would love to see a large ship out in the ocean operating by sails….right?


Perhaps we just got our wish. Although it’s not as large, nor as commercial, as the last boat – this cool ship is called the Hetairos. This boat was built by Baltic Yachts and planned by Dykstra Naval Architects in 2011 in Finland.


It’s sweet deep green exterior with high-quality cherry-wood finish give this boat a classy, expensive look that is almost unparalleled. One a windy, sunny day like this one it seems like a thrill to be on. But that looks like a ton of work once the weather turns!


Submarine Shark

Wait, take a closer look at this dolphin again. It is a two-seater personal watercraft and is the first of its kind to mimic the movements of a dolphin. The dolphin makes quite a show when it is moving through the water, diving under, and leaping through the air like a bird taking flight.


The large glass windows allow the captain and passenger to see the world pass by at breakneck speed while cruising through the water. We can all agree this would be a thrilling ride, even for the most conservative thrill seekers.

Bourbon Mistral

This unique ship is called the Bourbon Mistral. What’s special about this ship is that it uses anchor handling tug/supply. This means the bridge-forward design gives a large rear cargo deck suitable for working near offshore platforms. It’s got a very semi-truck flatbed vibe to it.


This bad boy was built in 2006, holds a gross quantity of 3922 tons, measures 88.8 meters by 19 meters (291 feet by 62 feet), and it boasts a wopping maximum speed of 8 knots.


Corvette Boat

Most of us love driving old classic sports cars. Take the old Porsche models from the 60s. However, what if you could turn one into a boat? The fabrication job must’ve taken quite some time, but the end result is a stunning, yet strange boat.


If you decide to go skiing or wakeboarding behind this one, you better hold onto your rear end. It’s all in the name of fun though, and part of the reason we love strange boats like this one.


Expedition Yacht

The Yacht was used for expedition. It’s still usable if anyone has world travel and wants to own what looks like a massively expensive ship – albeit a handsome one. This looks likes seen some whales in its day, and maybe even broken up an iceberg or three.


Navy blue and ivory are such an attractive combination of colors, and once you add in the slight gold trim and wooden piping – this expeditionary yacht ramps up its attractiveness by a large margin. What a gnarly big ship!

Damen Sea Axe

This cool boat is called the Damen Sea Axe. It is a fast wave-piercing monohull made for supporting offshore support in the oil industry. This high speed craft is from Mexico and was built in 2009.


It measures 52 meters by 9 meters (170 feet by 29 feet) and caries a maximum of 427 tons. It reaches a max speed of 11.6 knots.

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Hot-Tub Boat

Here is a unique boat. They make boats out of hot tubs. This means you can get wet without getting off your boat. You get a full 10 hours of tub time from the onboard battery, and there is an optional bimini top.


It has ice chests built into the deck, four of them to be exact, and a pretty incredible mp3 system to crank out your favorite tunes.


How about this $1.7 Million Corvette ZR1 themed boat? They call it the “ZR48”.  This 48 ft, all-black boat has ZR1 design cues throughout the vessel.

It’s packing two Mercury 1,350hp twin turbo racing motors that provide a total of 2,700hp or 4.2 real ZR1’s.

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Orca Submersible

Here’s a two-person watercraft that breaches and submerges just like a killer whale. It can run at 50 mph over the water’s surface and up to 25 mph while submerged.

That is not your ordinary speed of a personal submersible, this would make for a very exhilarating ride. Don’t forget to try and race the dolphins when you see them in the water.

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Palmer Johnson 48 SS

This massive boat was found in a Miami boat show. It’s called the Palmer Johnson 48 SuperSport. With a top speed of 32 knots and a crew of 9 fitting 12 guest, this boat is amazing.


It’s also giving off a sort of Transformers vibe, which we love. The moving lines of the exterior with the sloping front windows also almost make it feel like a massive, aquatic sports car.

Götheborg Replica

This cool ship is a full-scale sailing replica of the Swedish East Indiaman, “Götheborg”. This ship was made back in 2005. Photos like this make us appreciate so much more how difficult shipbuilding and sailing must have been back when these ships were state of the art.


It seems like with that many ropes, something has to go wrong constantly. Anyways, this is a cool ship. And it’s definitely on the list of the 50 strangest boats on the planet!


Solar Yacht

It is the world’s largest solar-powered yacht called Turanor. Turanor can achieve speeds of 14 knots and has a pretty clever hull design to help boost speed and efficiency. They figured once the record was set, someone would want to scoop up the solar-paneled wonder and parade it around the ocean.


Well, the fine folks at Geneva university in Switzerland are using it as a marine research station. Solar power technology and marine research by a reputable university go hand in hand.


Cape Class Patrol Boat

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service have this pretty cool boat in their collection. It’s called the Cape Class Patrol Boat. The keel for the first Cape Class patrol boat was laid in June 2012 at Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.


The vessel was launched in January 2013 and was named as Cape St George in March 2013. Keel-laying of the second vessel was hosted in January 2013. The vessel was launched in January 2014, officially named as Cape Byron in April 2014, and was delivered in May 2014.


The J-Class Yachts

These boats are a part of the J-Classe yachts. Specifically there is a J5 Ranger, JK6 Hanuman, JK7 Velsheda, and the JK4 Endeavor. The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America’s Cup.


This International Event was born from an annual race around the Isle of Wight, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron and called the ‘100 Guinea Cup’.

Wally Power 55

The Wally Power 55, a pretty cool boat for boating on the river or lake. Wally makes many unique but cool boats for boating enthusiast. Wally is a international yacht producer that is famous for creating high-quality, innovative, interesting looking yachts.


The Wally Power 58 is a great example of that. As we know some of these are not realistic for everyone to own, but that doesn’t mean you can’t picture yourself on the open water on one of these amazing boats.

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The Helicat

She was designed to navigate rough waters with ease. There are no open spots to hold water, it sheds over and under with ease. With no water collecting, the potential for sinking is much much lower. This makes cruising rough water at 20-30mph no problem.

This is good news in case something happens to one while you are cruising around the open sea. Two vinyl doors help keep you dry while careening over the waves, and they can be customized with your logo to advertise your business. Imagine blazing over rough water in that!

Sinking Sail Boat

This boat may look like it’s sinking, but it is not. It is the creation of French artist Julien Berthier and is aptly named Love-Love. It was designed to look like it is perpetually sinking, but in fact, never does.


He says it symbolizes the metaphor of love that involves death, lost hope, and sinking dreams. Now, the vessel can be viewed at the art museum rather than the bay. If you find yourself in Normandy, be sure to look it up and watch the video that goes along with it. Not bad for a 1/2 sinking ship.


Plane Boat

The inside is outfitted with a full living space including a couch, bar, entertaining area, office and bunk space. And while at the time, the pressurized cabin of the Boeing B-307 allowed it to fly higher than any other aircraft of its day, currently it sits on the water, and is known as the Cosmic Muffin.


We do give the build bonus points for recycling and repurposing something to give it a second life that would normally be thought of as ludicrous. And while it may look silly coasting down the water, the inside gives it its character and class.

The “My Steve Irwin”

This ship is called the MY Steve Irwin. It’s a 59 meter flagship apart of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Rest in peace Steve! What a cool exterior paint job. And let’s be real here, any ship, vessel, car, helicopter, etc. that is dedicated to conservation of the Earth should be named after Steve Irwin!


The all-time legend did so much for the Earth that it’s only fitting he gets a few ships named after him. The paint makes it cool, but that skull/octopus combo puts this boat on the outrageous list for sure!

Future House Boat

The second option gives you two couches and some tables affixed caddy corner style to allow for eating and dining. The third configuration allows for a classic water taxi configuration for shuttling passengers.


While the fourth gives you a bit more of a houseboat feel offering a kitchen, private bath and two sofas which transform into double beds. It’s pod-like shape speaks to a more modern design, while the powerful engine generates all of the speed you need to cruise around the water in style.



Sure, we have all seen our fair share of stretch Cadillac limousines. This strange boat is known as the Nautilimo and is the creation of none other than Captain Joe Fox.


Captain Joe is one fine specimen cruising around the Florida Keys with his stretch limousine on the water. Of course, you might have to talk to Captain Joe about changing his attire for the occasion, but if the price is right I’m sure he will.

Barge From Belgium

This 106 year old barge is from Belgium. It carried cereals and brewed beers from France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. An outrageous boat that carries beer?


Where do we sign up? Also why does it look like it’s navigating the Amazon right now? Either way, it’s a cool boat there’s no doubt.

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Wooden Ferrari Boat

Yes, you are looking at a strange boat. Yes, you are looking at a wooden boat. Yes, you are looking at a wooden Ferrari made into a boat, or is it a wooden boat made to look like a Ferrari?


Ripley has long been known for bringing us the odd, strange and intriguing, charging us to view it and we gladly pay. All you had to do was attend the San Diego Bay Fair festival held annually, and in 2014 you would’ve seen this boat’s first voyage.

The Red opera Boat

This boat was called “The Red Opera Boat” and was a secret headquarter for a Chinese secret society called the “Triad”. This group’s mission was to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and restore the Ming Dynasty.


For it to be used for a secret society, big bright red may have not been the best choice for concealment. They might have been better off with a blue to try and blend in with the sky and water.

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Guitar Boat

Okay so we have seen boats that look like they’re sinking, boats made from cars, boats that look like helicopters, but not anything quite like this. He had the genius idea of shooting it while piloting a guitar boat.


That’s right, a boat made to look like a guitar. You know, they play the didgeridoo, keep kangaroos as pets and craft boats that look like acoustic guitars.

The Wally Esense

This cool boat is called the Wally Esense. Its 143 ft. and worth $22 Million. Esense is a sail 43.70m (143’4″ft) built by Wally and launched in 2006. The yacht’s interior has been designed by Odile Decq and has exterior styling by Wally.


This luxury yacht has an composite hull. , a beam of 8.57m (28’1″ft) and a 6.00m (19’8″ft) draft . What an outrageously cool and expensive boat!


The Ocean Emerald

You may have seen some pretty strange and large yachts in your day, but I bet you have never seen one like this. This dark-colored yacht is known as the Ocean Emerald and is considered to be one of the finest superyachts ever constructed.


In 2015 she was totally refitted to feature a striking cabin interior designed by famous yacht decorator Norman Foster. There are plenty of beds on the sun deck, a gym, bar, home cinema and saloon, as well as an outside deck for alfresco dining complete with a cappuccino bar.


J’Craft 42

This boater is out cruising in her J’Craft 42 somewhere out in Monaco. The only thing classier than a boat with nicely finished wood paneling, is two boats with nicely finished wood paneling.


This baby is the stuff of dreams! Who wouldn’t want to be out on the open waters in a boat as sleek and stylish as this one? We definitely would.

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Palmer Johnson DB9

This amazing boat is 171 ft. called the Palmer Johnson DB9. The ravishing 52.20m (170′) Motor Yacht ‘DB9’ is the first Palmer Johnson 170 launched in 2010 to an experienced Owner who used it for charter.


Custom-built as a performance yacht capable of speeds of up to 22 knots, her striking golden hull ensures she cruises in ultimate style.


Duck Boat

This is a floating duck boat. But if you look closely the boat gives you a few clues as to its purpose. For instance, take a look at those hearts on the side of the duck. It’s not like ducks are known for their heart.


We eat ducks and have ducks as pets, but their hearts are never anything particularly special. You know what they say if this duck is a rockin’… well, it’s something like that anyway. Let’s just leave it at this is one cool duck boat and be done with it.

Cape Class Patrol Boat

This unique ship is called the Safehaven Barracuda. This boat looks like half fish half tank half boat. Barracuda’ is a high speed, low RCS Interceptor designed specifically for military and law enforcement roles.


One of Barracuda’s unique features is that a range of both lethal & non-lethal weapons can be concealed below deck and raised up through hatches only when required during engagement.


The Stiletto

This strange boat is called a Stiletto. No, I’m not talking high heels, I’m speaking instead of the 88-foot, stealth military ship with its cutting-edge wave-damping M-Hull design. He was an admiral that came up with this clever design intending to take the U.S. Navy quite a step forward.


The goal was to test new shallow water concept vessels designed for faster warfare, and linked together by communications. It was involved in at least one drug bust during testing, proving that the Stiletto is seaworthy and can be used to manage criminal activities at sea.

1926 Mathis Yacht

This boat is called the 1926 Mathis Yacht. This would be a cool boat to catch a tan, enjoy a drink, or even read a book.


The 103.67ft Trumpy motor yacht ‘Freedom’ was built by Mathis Yacht Building in United States at their Camden, NJ shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in 1926 and last refitted in 2009. Previously named 425.


The Looker 350

Looking at this, you might think what in the world is it anyway? Just look at the picture, it looks like something out of a James Bond movie or some sci-fi thriller. This is a glass-bottom boat called the Looker 350.


Its impressive qualities involve stability, low fuel consumption, and incredibly high speed. Well, how about the ability to transport 30 passengers since it’s all glass bottom you get the most amazing view while cruising around the water.

A Quattroelle

This Superyacht is moored in Dubai. The boat is called a Quattroelle. Yacht Length: 86 m (283 ft) – Guests: 12 in 6 cabins – Crew: 28 in 14 cabins – Displacement: 2,925t – Lurssen Yachts – 2013 – Yacht Value: US$ 250 million.


Crown Prince Hamdan of Dubai Net Worth: US$ 5 billion – Owners Country: Dubai – Quattroelle was built for Michael Lee Chin, he is rumored to be building a larger 139 meter yacht.

Interesting Tent RV Boat

If you find yourself floating out on the open waters of the Pacific Northwest and come across a strange boat with a large footprint on it, take pause and pay attention. He and his team out of Victoria, British Columbia set out to construct a boat that provided family affordable accommodations on the water.


The boat can actually be adjusted in length from 8 1/2 feet to almost 12 feet. Inspiration for the look was taken from the canal boats found in Europe, various camper vans and air stream trailers.

Clear Kayak

Clear kayaks are starting to become a real thing now. However, with current kayak products making a move to offer clear vessels, they are becoming more and more common. Pick any manufacturer and search their inventory for clear vessels and the popularity is pretty obvious.


However, there is one other major important factor when it comes to purchasing a clear canoe like the one you see here. The clear vessels are not plastic, therefore they are a lot easier to move through the water. Whatever you choose to do, you can certainly do it in style with a clear canoe.

Boat Glider

Okay, so a closer look at this strange boat will offer a bit more to the story. This is actually a boat and a glider combined. However, the beauty of the design and intricate detail speaks to the quality and craftsmanship of the product.


With a bit of time and instructions in hand, you can actually build your own flying boat. It might look a bit odd, but hey, it is classy as well. We think the team at wFoilsail did a pretty incredible job with the design.


Recycled Materials Boat

This strange boat looks odd and for good reason. It is actually a work of art. That’s right, an individual named Jay Nelson creates these works of art from recycled materials. From his early days running around the house with his dad, who was a professor at USC in the physics department.


Jay had a knack for tooling around with different things while his dad was working on various projects. From there, his obsession with art and objects only deepened. His pieces of art involve cars, trailers, and various pieces of home décor.


McLaren Inspired River Boat

Frank Stephenson, American automobile designer, is known for his work at Mini, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and McLaren. He designed this riverboat with smooth and silent electric power.


The boat shares similar characteristics to the McLaren with similar seats the flip up like McLaren doors. The riverboat also has a hood ornament from a 1932 Cadillac.

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The Ermis2

The Ermis2 is one of the fastest super-yachts ever made. The ship built in 2008 by New Zealand shipyard McMullen & Wing, was capable of getting up to 58 knots.


Hold on to the fine crystal! Ermis1 was a special boat, but the Ermis2 looks cleaner than almost any other super-yacht we’ve seen.

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The Hinckley

This amazing boat resembles a loafer, but is a smooth ride. This boat is called a Hinckley, and was found in Rhode Island. With the American flag whipping in the wind in the back, this All-American boat is outrageous…ly cool.


Something tells us there’s a chilled bottle of champagne with some crystalline glasses somewhere on board. Perhaps not, but we’d like to think so. You can barely see the red plush interior cushions, making this red white and blue boat even more American. What a ride!


1928 Chris Craft

This classic is a 1938 Chris Craft out on Lake Placid, NY. Despite there being 300 plus of these boats made, there are only 2 still active. Which makes is wildly expensive obviously. While the actual price tag is disputed and not confirmed, we’ll tell you now: it’s a whole lot.


The high-quality wood finish combined with custom interior design makes this outrageous boat something to salivate over. If only we could take the reigns for a day!


BMW Oracle

This boat is called the BMW Oracle. The reason it’s at an angle is that it’s taking a sharp turn. We don’t know about you, but this image kind of makes our palms sweat!


It looks okay enough from here but can you imagine going 30mph and turning left while your side of the vessel is lifted 30 feet in the air!? Intense. But however crazy it looks, it also looks like a lot of fun. Must be difficult to handle this outrageous boat.

The Predator By Feadship

This boat is called the Predator by Feadship. It has 3 bedrooms inside that can house up to 6 guest. They must be massive bedrooms because how in the world can this big ‘ole ship only house 6 people?


Anyway, moving on – how much fun does landing a helicopter on the helipad at the front of the ship while it bobs and sways on the water sound? We wouldn’t want to be the pilot in charge of landing there.

The Ghost

This strange boat is called “Ghost”. However, Ghost is designed to be a high-speed attack craft that can be used to combat everything from piracy to major drug trafficking. The picture here looks rather plain because at the time of this rendition, the weapons integration market was yet to be tapped for outfitting the boat.


Ghost is capable of holding massive amounts of internal weaponry as well as several onboard additions like a Gatlin-style machine gun and Mark 48 torpedoes. Once those are concluded, Ghost will be ready for integration into the U.S. Navy.