At Legend Boats, we love boats. And not just the fishing boat and pontoons that we build. We love the entire lifestyle.
Some of the most memorably boats have been brought to us from Hollywood, and that's what we're here to share with you today.
Without further adieu, here's the top-10.
10. The Bat SkiBoat - Batman Returns
Although Batman is better known for the BatWing, you'd be hard pressed to find a movie that doesn't feature a version of the Bat SkiBoat which seems to barely skim the water as it thrusts into action.
9. S.S. Venture - King Kong
Perhaps this boat doesn't play the leading role in King Kong, but it is the sole reason that King Kong was discovered. After colliding with the walls of Skull Island and running aground, the natives of the island were able to capture Ann Darrow as sacrifice.
8. Q Boat - James Bond
Many 007 films feature boats, and non more prominently than the Q Boat. Aside from the stealth looks of this boat, what sticks to mind is the incredible (and longest ever) pre-credit sequence lasting a grand total of 14 minutes.
7. Jenny - Forest Gump
The most memorable part - aside from "life is like a box of chocolates" - of Forest Gump is his undying passion for the love of his life Jenny - the namesake of this movie's boat. A hurricane stomps through his county leaving the Jenny the only functioning Shrimping boat allowing Forest to purchase a fleet of Jennys.
6. The Inferno - The Goonies
A beloved movie of anyone growing up in the 80s, the film features a treasure-filled pirate ship as the ultimate destination for a group of kids. The authenticity of this ship goes a long way to make this a great movie.
5. The Belafonte - Life Aquatic
This boat can pretty well be considered a main character in Wes Anderson's cult classic. The Belafonte houses the crew pretty much all year around, and comes complete with a mini-sub, gyrocopter, and a research balloon.
4. The Nautilus - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
This classic film features the most unique boat to make this list. Well before it's time, the Nautilus features the ability to travel at a top speed 50 knots, quickly dive into the sea at steep angles, jump out of the water like a whale as it resurfaces, and runs on salt-powered batteries that it gets from the ocean. All very cool even with today's standards.
3. The Black Pearl - Pirates of the Caribbean
Easily recognized by it's black hull and sails, the Black Pearl is the fastest - including the Flying Dutchman - ship in the Caribbean. Arguably, Captain Jack Sparrow wouldn't be nearly as infamous without the Pearl. This Hollywood series has created a true icon.
2. Candy Boat - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Maybe not the most attractive boat in the bunch, but definitely one of the most memorable. Willy Wonka's Candy Boat left many kids terrified after their brightly coloured, candy filled dreams took a dark, hallucinogenic turn.
1. Orca - Jaws
You probably wouldn't recognize this nondescript boat by itself. But that fin sticking out of the water makes it a dead give away, and we're willing to bet that the line "You're gonna need a bigger boat" comes instantly to mind.
Honourable Mention: Lifeboat - Life of Pi
Ang Lee's Life of Pi achieves the near impossible by bringing an "unfilmable" story to life in glorious fashion. A great deal of this movie takes place on a raft with jaw dropping scenes of a boy and tiger. This story of survival is inspiring and the lifeboat - due to it's passengers - is unforgettable.
So what do you think? Should we have put The Titanic on the list, or do you agree that it's a little too obvious? Which one is your favourite? Did we miss one?
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Now that you have boats on the brain, it's probably time you
Yours in boating,