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StevenBauer
09-18-2006, 06:32 PM
Just thought it has been a while since we had an ugliest boat contest and I thought this one might start things rolling:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid215/p55e43118625806b4d14910412250915f/ecea76e6.jpg

Concordia...41
09-18-2006, 06:37 PM
Shamelessly pinched from another thread...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/JohnRawson/15070019s.jpg

John B
09-18-2006, 06:46 PM
Although I always thought the varnished cabin top was a bit much I never thought of Tawera as ugly.:D

Ken Hutchins
09-18-2006, 06:51 PM
My vote is for that Raw Faith thing.

Gonzalo
09-18-2006, 06:53 PM
I can't post pictures (never bothered to learn how.) This link is for the Boeing 307 airliner that was converted to a yacht. It's not wooden, but it is ugly.

http://powerandmotoryacht.com/features/0904cosmicmuffin/index4.html

Joe (SoCal)
09-18-2006, 06:56 PM
I can't post pictures (never bothered to learn how.) This link is for the Boeing 307 airliner that was converted to a yacht. It's not wooden, but it is ugly.

http://powerandmotoryacht.com/features/0904cosmicmuffin/index4.html

http://powerandmotoryacht.com/september04/PMY0904CM_2.jpg

Phillip Allen
09-18-2006, 06:57 PM
I can't post pictures (never bothered to learn how.) This link is for the Boeing 307 airliner that was converted to a yacht. It's not wooden, but it is ugly.

http://powerandmotoryacht.com/features/0904cosmicmuffin/index4.html

looks like some rich fool's idea of a fornacatorium to me

Hal Forsen
09-18-2006, 07:04 PM
http://www.cwwtravel.com/images/travel/aquanovia_main.jpg

Yuck yuck yucky!
HF

Gonzalo
09-18-2006, 07:06 PM
Joe, thanks.

Hwyl
09-18-2006, 07:07 PM
Contradiction in terms. There's no such thing as an ugly boat, just differing tastes.

Joe (SoCal)
09-18-2006, 07:15 PM
WINNER

http://www.macgregor26.com/index/powering_dale_large.jpg

Phillip Allen
09-18-2006, 07:18 PM
Joe! Say it ain't so!

Joe (SoCal)
09-18-2006, 07:24 PM
Joe! Say it ain't so!

Oh yes the MACGREGOR 26 is Sooo wrong on so many different levels.

http://savvyoutlook.com/photoGray/aldenBugly/2005/macGregor26/images/flotation_large.jpg

Water ballast.

And they make LOTS of em :eek:

http://www.boats4sail.info/pics/boats_in_yard_small.jpg

Katherine
09-18-2006, 07:29 PM
Still looks like a Bayliner with a mast.

Joe (SoCal)
09-18-2006, 07:32 PM
Still looks like a Bayliner with a mast.

Sails like one too bleeeeeeech

Phil Heffernan
09-18-2006, 07:32 PM
http://www.bluewatersresort.net/pontoon%20boat.jpg

I have never understood the appeal of these...but every boat club has at least one :D

PH

Hwyl
09-18-2006, 07:34 PM
I bet their owners love them, (I don't) they will do 20Kts under power.Edited MacGregors that is

Here's another boat considered not too pretty

http://www.containeryachts.com/images/090806_B_large.jpg

it's a Far harbor 39, but it's designed to be shipped in a container, or stored in a container, so you could ship her to Europe for $5K sail her there, stor her in a container over the winter, have her shipped to the Seychelles, more beautiful in concept than looks, but beautiful to someone

Backfin
09-18-2006, 07:35 PM
Phil,
Only good as a committee boat.

Joe (SoCal)
09-18-2006, 07:47 PM
I bet their owners love them, (I don't) they will do 20Kts under power.Edited MacGregors that is

Yea this is what I want a sailboat for :rolleyes:

http://www.penyachts.com/images/macski.gif

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
09-18-2006, 08:56 PM
http://antiqueboat.com/boats/images/marz18-3.jpg

S/V Laura Ellen
09-18-2006, 09:32 PM
NOPE, JUST SAD.

http://antiqueboat.com/boats/images/marz18-3.jpg

HOW MANY FORMITES LOOKED AT THE PHOTO OF THE BOAT AND THOUGHT TO THEMSELVES THAT THEY COULD FIX IT. IT WASN'T ALWAYS UGLY!

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-18-2006, 10:06 PM
http://i8.ebayimg.com/02/i/08/5b/87/cc_1.JPG

Wild Dingo
09-18-2006, 10:25 PM
Ive always thought this thing was pretty damned ugly

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid41/p7c9d4fe1b9d09f44b3c286b11ed40240/fcf6d486.jpg

skuthorp
09-19-2006, 12:29 AM
http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2101728492

I've been color correcting rubbish like this all day. A few nice ones though, I'll post them tomorrow

maxima302
09-19-2006, 12:38 AM
http://d.im.craigslist.org/Vg/oO/lummkBa2vSCxavzN4LqA28cmNvmJ.jpg

http://b.im.craigslist.org/i3/Mj/WjLxtCCvURSg88wgRUNig3xKVszK.jpg

On craigslist as we speak,,,, 400 bux takes her

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-19-2006, 02:53 AM
Ive always thought this thing was pretty damned ugly

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid41/p7c9d4fe1b9d09f44b3c286b11ed40240/fcf6d486.jpg

Ah - the joys of being wrong -

That is IN-SPIRE-ASHUNAL. It was designed to hunt jet-skis.

John B
09-19-2006, 02:55 AM
sex on a stick.

G Jacobson
09-19-2006, 04:26 AM
Maybe it's just me, but I find Four Winns to have the most offensive designs in the tupperware toy category.

This one gives me the impression of a giant athletic shoe with a built-in jacuzzi. Either that, or it the toilet seat is missing from the bow, - I can't decide.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a68/SilverFly/Ugly_Plastic_Boat.jpg

Chris Coose
09-19-2006, 05:55 AM
No photos.
3 times this season I have been practically alone in an area of water on the shore side of Great Diamond and Cow Islands and this cigarette boat emerges from out of the blue.
It sprays a large tail and makes a tremendous noise. I mean loud. People from all over the immediate bay call the Harbor Commission to see what can be done about his intrusion.
It is comical because for all the noise he doesn't seem to be going proportionally as fast.

I think of each of the cylinders filling up with huge volumes of gas, the conflict with the relative peace of the bay, the size of the guy's Johnson and his screaming approach to endangerment and ultimate extinction when I witness this craft.
I know the guy who owns the boat and he is a republican and for the most part is as self-centered as a person can get. He must get a kick out of his disturbance. Just like the Harley guy with straight pipes.
"look at me, I am a fool."

botebum
09-19-2006, 06:13 AM
"the size of the guy's Johnson" :D :D :D

Doug

Joe (SoCal)
09-19-2006, 06:39 AM
Chris I hear ya my brother and I will provide a photo of the speed daemon of choice on the Hudson that causes my boom to shake and sail to luff even on a strong reach.

http://images.boats.com/photos/429/128/65965_102_pic.jpg

Seems every gold chain wearing yahoo in the Hudson Valley has to have one of these POS the Formula 271 FASTech Bleaaaaaaach

Popeye
09-19-2006, 06:48 AM
http://www.wetasschronicles.com/RaftJunk.jpg

poof , you're a floating neutrino

brad9798
09-19-2006, 09:53 AM
I hear that, Chris Coose.

There is a roughly 50-foot Fountain near me ... with triple engines ... with six straight pipes coming off the back ... it'll run 65mph cruise and about 90 top end.

Massive wake ... massive noise ... it was interesting to see once ...

I was going 55 on the SeaDoo a couple of years back ... just flying ... then out of nowhere, this Fountain blows by me like I was standing still. And only about 25 feet to port to boot! Dangerous move at such speeds.

Anyway, lots of ugly boats out there ...

But with three kids, some of the ugly boats do have much practicality!

Here's one:


http://www.stardustcruisers.com/photoalbum/1/ext1_jpg.jpg

A lot of the gian houseboats are fugly ...

Dan McCosh
09-19-2006, 09:56 AM
Shamelessly pinched from another thread...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/JohnRawson/15070019s.jpg


All that varnish is a bit tasteless.

uncas
09-19-2006, 10:17 AM
I agree with the statement that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
All I can say is that some of these people need glasses.

But we have all heard that a pet often looks like his owner.
Perhaps this applies to boats!

Nicholas Scheuer
09-19-2006, 10:48 AM
looks like a prop left over from Water World.

Moby Nick

Wild Dingo
09-19-2006, 11:07 AM
The floating dumpyard ala the floating neutrinos have been around for some time... a floating family of junk collectors floating around on a heep of gathered and scabbed junk pretending to be a boat

Penis envy sticks are friggin UGLY!! damned if I can see what appeal they have to anyone let alone the shiney plastic things pretending to be sheilas :rolleyes: I just cant imagine gettin any joy from havin my face shoved into the back of my head while hangin on like grim death tryin to steer one!... reckon its got something to do with premature ejeculation myself... sorta penis envy in reverse go fast blow fast

Funny though that all the boat shows seem to be geared for these horrid things go figure eh :rolleyes:

as to the practicality of houseboats... they have their uses and I reckon Id rather be livin on a houseboat than this land based creek flooding house!

The floating pontoon boat? I KNOW at least one of our forumite mates has one AND loves it!! ;)

htom
09-19-2006, 11:24 AM
The ugly boat in the picture that Dan and Margo is neither the sturdy barge in the center nor the varnished beauty in the foreground, but the shiny thing -- I hesitate to call it a "boat" -- that shares her dock, forward of her.

Earthrace. http://www.earthrace.net/

Popeye
09-19-2006, 11:48 AM
http://www.floatingneutrinos.com/Other%20Rafts/plan21.jpg


why , with an intricate set of plans detailing the frame , one could start construction

sit is floatingneutrinos.com (http://www.floatingneutrinos.com/)

Popeye
09-19-2006, 12:11 PM
i got plans for floating a double wide

Hwyl
09-19-2006, 12:46 PM
From the Neutrino's website, this lady is a writer. She has all the skills of the self proclaimed writers on this forum.
P.S. sorta appropriate to this thread.


"As for me, I have grown weary of the whining dung-heap that complains about the ugiliness of life. I test my assumtions about who I am as often as I become aware of them because I would rather live for ten days with my full heart than waste away for 80 years using only a quarter of it."
Leah

PPS, I still like them all, there's not a boat posted I would not crave.

johnw
09-19-2006, 01:18 PM
What, no Buccaneers?

http://www.fredspage.org/sailing/salstart.htm

Hwyl
09-19-2006, 01:20 PM
What, no Buccaneers?



Yup, either side of my Buccan head

Texas Boater
09-19-2006, 01:49 PM
Here is a candidate from the Bass Boat Carpet Ugly Boat Contest...
http://www.bassboatcarpets.com/images/bubba%20is%20this%20him.jpg

Texas Boater
09-19-2006, 02:11 PM
Or maybe this beauty...
http://www.devlinboat.com/homebuiltptnoddy5.jpg

Texas Boater
09-19-2006, 02:20 PM
Here is one fashioned out of a 1951 Chevy pickup full of Cubans headed to Florida. (They were 40 miles off the coast before they were caught by the Coast Guard)

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/media/photo/2003-07/8734540.jpg

Texas Boater
09-19-2006, 02:26 PM
And finally.....
http://www.phillyfellows.org/sitebuilder/images/funny_boat-346x250.jpg

What a waste, but this site takes the cake...http://foxxaero.homestead.com/indun.html

RJMerrill
09-19-2006, 02:52 PM
I disagree with the Macgregor 26 as an ugly boat. I actually think it does a pretty good job with the aesthetics. I think the whole concept is the problem with the boat, as most compromise boats like the pontoon boat with the 225 mercury hanging off the back or any deck boat (have you ever ridden in one? They hit the water so hard it will jar your fillings from your teeth.) I say stick to a real sailing boat if you want to sail.

I think this is a pretty darn ugly water craft. http://www.seadogcruises.com/

Paul Pless
09-19-2006, 02:58 PM
Clearly a photoshopped picture from either Knoxville, Tennessee or Auburn, Alabama.:mad:

http://www.bassboatcarpets.com/images/bubba%20is%20this%20him.jpg

uncas
09-19-2006, 02:59 PM
Is that an engine?

Joe (SoCal)
09-19-2006, 03:29 PM
No thread would be complete without a classic ugly WOODEN boat ;)

http://members.shaw.ca/brad.clarke/boats/futurepics/brick.jpg

Phil Bolgers Brick

B_B
09-19-2006, 04:07 PM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/BraamBerrub/Picture_100A1.jpg
Bracewell Pacesetter (this truly is the most flattering angle)
- see other great products in the Bracewell pipeline:
http://www.bracewellboatworks.com/news.htm

John Bell
09-19-2006, 04:21 PM
http://www.bluewatersresort.net/pontoon%20boat.jpg

I have never understood the appeal of these...but every boat club has at least one :D

PH

I've got one. Think "floating living room". For what it is, it 's great fun. Plus, when I'm aboard, I don't have to look at it!

This one is mine...
http://jmbell.home.mindspring.com/vga_DSC01507.JPG

Go ahead with your slings and arrows. I'm going off to bed.

JB in Helsinki where it's now 12:30am tomorrow....

kulafu
09-19-2006, 04:34 PM
http://www.wingo.com/proa/ashby/proa0630.jpg

On the website it was called a "steel proa". That's just wrong on so many levels...

brian.cunningham
09-19-2006, 04:38 PM
Party barges, and a lot of the ugly boats, are maximized for what happens on the boat, rather than the boat itself.

This usually includes a blender .... and a barf bucket

John Bell
09-28-2006, 08:49 PM
Party barges, and a lot of the ugly boats, are maximized for what happens on the boat, rather than the boat itself.

This usually includes a blender .... and a barf bucket

Only one who ever tossed their cookies on my boat was my dog. Gracie ain't been invited back... and I don't think she's insulted, poor dear!

Woxbox
09-28-2006, 09:41 PM
http://foxxaero.homestead.com/files/Wierd_boat_WEB.jpg
All he needs is a mattress, and he's ready to cruise. Now that's quick and dirty.

Bob Adams
09-28-2006, 09:55 PM
If I cruise down Curtis Creek this weekend, and remember my camera, there will be a hands down winner posted Monday!

Ron Joslin
09-29-2006, 02:30 AM
This might not be fair as the boat is in for repairs and I hope paint.
However it is wood. Did I win?



http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k284/SANWALD/Matt2006241.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k284/SANWALD/Matt2006242.jpg

JimD
09-29-2006, 04:03 AM
This might not be fair as the boat is in for repairs and I hope paint.
However it is wood. Did I win?


It's a partial victory. You're definitely in the running for the "Let's take a fine hull that a craftsman went to a good deal of effort to make and slap together a really ugly, amateurish cabin and combing" prize, though.

S/V Laura Ellen
09-29-2006, 11:03 PM
I saw this today.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid215/pa079e1cb0286d15d73be243fe8876188/ecc00870.jpg

Beau K
01-16-2008, 09:13 AM
Hello everyone i actually found this place googling for unique wooden boats and this thread popped up, anyhow like someone else has said in this probably now long forgotten thread, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" or should that read beer-holder :p hahah ha, any way here is a boat i came across that could be termed "ugly" i guess, but i am really likeing unique looking houseboats.

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6862/houseboats1gi1.jpg

See you around the forums, i will make proper introductions soon when i have a little more time.

Beau K

Nicholas Scheuer
01-16-2008, 09:31 AM
I thought the Cubans aboard that old Chevy truck should have been admitted to the USA. We need more people who combine imagination, engineering talent, and pluck.

I maintain that Chevy is quite elegant, very likely the best boat that ever started out life as a road vehicle.

Moby Nick

Pierce Nichols
01-16-2008, 09:32 AM
it's a Far harbor 39, but it's designed to be shipped in a container, or stored in a container, so you could ship her to Europe for $5K sail her there, stor her in a container over the winter, have her shipped to the Seychelles, more beautiful in concept than looks, but beautiful to someone

Lovely concept, fugly boat.

Pierce Nichols
01-16-2008, 09:37 AM
Ive always thought this thing was pretty damned ugly

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid41/p7c9d4fe1b9d09f44b3c286b11ed40240/fcf6d486.jpg

I have a soft spot in my heart for outlandish speed freaks like this.

Willin'
01-16-2008, 09:40 AM
Lovely concept, fugly boat.

I rememberr when Mr. Perry released the first pics of that boat on another site. At the time I commented that it looked vaguely Bolgeresque. He never rose to the bait!:)

Pierce Nichols
01-16-2008, 09:51 AM
I rememberr when Mr. Perry released the first pics of that boat on another site. At the time I commented that it looked vaguely Bolgeresque. He never rose to the bait!:)

Bolger has drawn plenty of pretty boats, and the plywood boxes have their place... just not as $200k+ production yachts. :)

However, if you have a fixed box (a standard ISO container) and you want to put absolutely the most boat you possibly can in that box, it's very hard not to end up with a plumb bow, plumb transom, and plumb sides, with a scrunched-down pilot house.

Woxbox
01-16-2008, 09:05 PM
Saw this earlier this year. (Not my photo here.) Took awhile to realize that it was an actual boat. Some folks pay to climb aboard this thing. They sit inside and watch the fishies through a glass bottom. When it's time to scoot to the next reef, the front end lifts up on little foils. Functional, perhaps. Ugly? No doubt about it.

http://www.tfot.info/upload/items_icons/Glass-Bottom-Boat_large.jpg

Pierce Nichols
01-16-2008, 09:35 PM
Saw this earlier this year. (Not my photo here.) Took awhile to realize that it was an actual boat. Some folks pay to climb aboard this thing. They sit inside and watch the fishies through a glass bottom. When it's time to scoot to the next reef, the front end lifts up on little foils. Functional, perhaps. Ugly? No doubt about it.

http://www.tfot.info/upload/items_icons/Glass-Bottom-Boat_large.jpg

I think we have a winner! I was going to post a rant about the rash of eyebleach-grade fugly production fiberglass powerboats, but event they can't compare to that thing.

David G
01-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Hello everyone i actually found this place googling for unique wooden boats and this thread popped up, anyhow like someone else has said in this probably now long forgotten thread, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" or should that read beer-holder :p hahah ha, any way here is a boat i came across that could be termed "ugly" i guess, but i am really likeing unique looking houseboats.

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6862/houseboats1gi1.jpg

See you around the forums, i will make proper introductions soon when i have a little more time.

Beau K

Actually, I think that one's cute.

Chris Coose
01-17-2008, 01:54 AM
I walked into a used book store at lunch time yesterday and right in front of me was a copy of "Glass Plates and Wooden Boats".

Scooped it up in a heartbeat, being a Marbleheader.
Best boat porn I've ever come across.

http://www.commonwealtheditions.com/client/products/ProdimageLg/P103.jpg

Nearly called off work for the remainder of the day.

willmarsh3
01-17-2008, 12:47 PM
Here is one fashioned out of a 1951 Chevy pickup full of Cubans headed to Florida. (They were 40 miles off the coast before they were caught by the Coast Guard)

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/media/photo/2003-07/8734540.jpg

These folks have my respect.

Paul Pless
01-17-2008, 12:58 PM
These folks have my respect.The guy who built that raft was sent back to Cuba after this attempt. Where he built another raft out of another automobile. He planned on returning the truck to road serviceability when he arrived in the United States. Anyways he made it on his second attempt, circuitously through Costa Rica. He's now employed as a mechanic at, you guessed it, a Chevrolet dealership in South Florida. :)

This was his vehicle on his second attempt.

http://www.floatingcubans.com/buick.jpg

Anthony Zucker
01-17-2008, 01:23 PM
RJ Merrill; The real problem with the McGregor 26 is the dangerous foredeck. It slopes and therefore is very slippery. A neighbor bought one to get into sailing and it turned his wife off. A couple choppy days anchoring and docking was all she could take.

Paul Pless; Look at the pebbles on the shore. That's Muscle Shoals, AL. All we have in Knoxville is clay.