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Exotic Boats by alexey ,  Mar 29, 2013
Exotic & Intriguing Boats For Pleasure and For Living

They come in all shapes and sizes, from fairly normal to the absolutely crazy!  These are a lot of fun. Imagine seeing one out on the water.

Wooden Ferrari Boat

Livio De Marchi sculpted a full size Ferrari F50 boat out of wood. [link]

Wooden Ferrari Boat

Guitar Boat

This unusual boat is a giant replica of Josh Pyke’s acoustic guitar. [link]

Guitar Boat


Transparent Boat

See the world below you with remarkable clarity in this cool boat. [link]

Transparent Boat

Sofa Boat

Comfortable sofa placed on a motor powered floating platform. [link]

Sofa Boat

Solar Powered Boat

World’s largest solar powered boat with 5,000 sq. ft. of solar panels. [link]

Solar Powered Boat

Paper Boat

Life size paper boat created by Frank Boelter from Germany. [link]

Paper Boat

Houseboats That Make You Do a Double-Take!

From traditional-looking contemporary homes that just happen to be floating on water to ultramodern houseboat concepts that look like they might be able to fly, these boats are simply out-of-the-ordinary. Some are high-end, while others are cobbled together from reclaimed planes, trains and automobiles, proving that you don’t have to have a large budget to take your home to the high seas – or the lake, bay, river or canal.

Streamlined Wooden House Boat

(images via: contemporist)

Technically a house barge, since it can’t propel itself from one location to another, this home on the Eilbekkanal in Hamburg, Germany is warm, homey and modern with its curved wood exterior. Inside, the space is divided by a single spiraling wall that wraps around each successive space with public living areas on the exterior and private areas like the bedroom and bathroom on the interior.

(image via: glassoffashion)

This is technically a ‘shantyboat’, but it looks more like a parade float that veered off into a marina. And hey, there’s a lot of trash in the world – why not put it to good use? Spotted on the River Adur in England, this houseboat clearly has an owner with a creative eye for recyclable materials. A bus and a washing machine are just two obvious elements included in the design.

‘Train Wreck’ Houseboat Made from Train Car

(image via: sfgate)

A repurposed train car forms the center of ‘Train Wreck’, an otherwise very house-like floating home at South Forty Dock in Sausalito, California. In a former life, it was a 50-foot-long, 120-year-old Pullman sleeper car. Owners Renee and Henry Baer cut it in half, split it into a ‘V’ shape and attached it to a 20-by-40-foot concrete hull.

Floating House Inspired by Nature

(image via: environmental graffiti)

The curve of ocean waves just as they’re about to break inspired this elegant houseboat on the Willamette River in Oregon. Architect Robert Harvey Oshatz employed wood and plenty of glass for an organic feel. “I believe that every house has a sense of poetry to it, so what I wanted to do was design a house which would reflect the poetry of the movement of the river,” he said.

Solar-Powered Houseboat Concept

(image via: ecofriend)

If the Waterworld version of apocalyptic predictions ever comes to pass, this solar houseboat concept could be a relatively comfortable way to survive the chaos. Inspired by a fishing bobber, the house has a flotation belt and is half-submerged for stability even in the face of large waves. An upper-level garden grabs all those harsh rays of sunlight, which are also harvested for power.

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