The Best Boat Moments In Cinematic History That Will Convince You To Buy A Boat
Boats are awesome and there are many reasons why you may want to buy a boat. Maybe you grew up around the water, maybe you have dreams of sailing around the world or perhaps you just fell in love with the epic depictions of boats in film and television.
When someone says ‘boat movie’ your first thought is probably Titanic, CGI shipwrecks and the great debate about whether or not two people could fit on that door. However, in this article, we’re dissecting a brand new genre of the best boat moments in cinematic history, the ones that you watch and then, no matter the context of the scene, you find yourself thinking: ‘I’ve got to get myself a boat.’
So, before you head here to check out which boats you can easily purchase online, check out the five best boat moments in cinematic history that are guaranteed to convince you to buy a boat.
Mamma Mia! (2008)
If you’ve ever dreamed about buying a boat, even in your wildest dreams you’d be pressed to find a more compelling or aspirational image than Meryl Streep in the Greek Isles singing ABBA hits. There are a lot of killer numbers in this star-studded hit musical including ‘Our Last Summer’ which takes place on a beautiful teak-decked yacht with white sails that gleam in the Grecian sun.
Though, our pick for the scene that made us most determined to buy our own yacht has to go to the ‘Money, Money, Money’ scene in which, the iconic Meryl Streep sings of ‘all the things she would do if she had a little money.’ The scene features Streep’s Donna decked out in designer gear, galavanting on the deck of a beautiful vintage boat and it’s enough to make you click ‘add to cart’ on the whole scenario.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Yes, the Mamma Mia franchise has made two appearances on this list but we can’t stress how much this franchise made us want to buy a boat! There’s no better backdrop for a luxury yacht than the gleaming, turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. The two best boat scenes that left us yearning for a yacht of our own were the ‘Why Did It Have To Be Me?’ scene and the ‘Dancing Queen’ scene – both iconic aquatic scenes in their own right.
The first is a testament to the beauty of young summer love and the nostalgia of days on the water, however, the second is the winner in our books based on the sheer number of boats alone. Stellan Saarsgard and Colin Firth make their entrance at the helm of a fleet of yachts after the local fishermen agree to sail them to the island so they can be there for their daughter which I think we can all agree is an ode to the way boats bring us together. There’s not one but ten great boats in this scene so make sure you take a look!
Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Although it suffered a terrible fate (what can we say, after the Titanic and now this, Leonardo DiCaprio has a terrible history when it comes to cruising), the M3 Intermarine yacht that stood in for Jordan Belfort’s yacht, Naomi, is truly a thing of beauty. Though in the film the yacht sees a tragic end, sinking in choppy water, the scenes we do see featuring the M3 yacht shows us how boats are the vehicle to a life of luxury and leisure.
What says elegance and luxury like Bond? Over its storied and decades-long history, the Bond franchise has become the epitome of understated, ice-cold elegance. This yacht featured in Skyfall is a 56m steel schooner with 6 cabins and a 440 horsepower engine. Called Aria I, this boat provided a stunning backdrop to Daniel Craig’s Bond on his journey to villain Raoul Silva’s hideaway. If you’re a Bond aficionado or if you want to try before you buy then you can actually charter this boat!
The Bourne Identity (2002)
In another classic spy movie boat, The Bourne Identity features the stunning White Knight. The 45.6m cruiser made by Astillero Jorge R Chediek in 1985, the White Knight is a boat for the ages. Refitted in 2000 just before she made her appearance in the Matt Damon film, the boat has an epic deck and, with a 1325 horsepower engine and a maximum speed of 16 knots, she certainly knows how to make her mark!
Sexy, flirty, fun and elegant – boats provide the backdrop to some of the most epic movie moments in history. So get inspired and get ready to get yourself a boat today!