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Nautical Fails That Prove Not Everyone Should Operate A Boat

People may think that operating a boat might be similar or even easier than driving a car. Sure there’s less traffic on the water but it was its own challenges and if you don’t know how to deal with them you’ll soon find yourself in the water.

Some of these boats ended up under the water while others somehow managed to catch fire! We even have some collisions that show that it’s not as easy as people make it out to be.

As a child, did you ever lose something to the tide and really wished that it would wash back up on the beach? well, this is no toy or boogie-board. This is a full sized sea vessel.

What happened to his boat? Did the captain have to abandon ship after a mishap? Maybe it capsized and eventually made its way onto the beach. The crew would’ve been bobbing in the ocean in their life jackets watching their vessel get dragged onto the shore.

This man must not have a sense of direction, he’s missed the pier and tipped his boat over somehow. Maybe they sprung a leak which made the boat capsize. Maybe the boat was on its way down into the depths as this photo was taken.

The man standing by the boat has that classic “there’s nothing I can do now” look about him. He’s accepted that he’s not getting his boat back the side up anytime soon.

This is an ironic image to say the least. The boat is an inferno sitting on one of the best ways to put out fires. This just goes to show that anything with an engine can catch fire.

At least we know that the fire can’t spread anywhere else since it’s surrounded by water. Still, the fire seems happy to just scorch what remains of this poor small boat. Hopefully, the owner has insurance.

Imagine you’re gracefully gliding over the glassy water and then the terrain gets way bumpier. Your vessel stops and you look around only to see that instead of water you’re on it’s actually mud. Now that’s bad luck.

This man was clearly on a fishing trip, you can tell by the fishing rod he brought along. We don’t think he’ll catch any fish up here though. With cars being so hard to get out of the mud this guy’s in for a real challenge. At least cars have wheels.

We’re not sure how this guy could’ve T-boned another yacht. It looks like it’s the only other boat on the water. Maybe this guy did it on purpose?

At least you can tell which boat is at fault here. The blue vessel is actually tied to the dock so it couldn’t have caused the accident. This only concludes that the owner of the other boat went at full speed straight into the stationary boat.

This boat must have been going pretty fast to be able to skip off the water into this house. It looks more like a parked car than a boat at this point! Maybe he mistook drive for reverse and ended up shooting forward. We’ve all done that, haven’t we?

The best part of all this is the expressions the man are showing. No one has a clue how this boat got here. They’re just left to wonder while they all have a chat and the man in the driver’s seat of the boat just casually whistles.

This boat must have made an incredible jump to be able to leap out of the water and land right by the highway. The boat must have ramped off the rocks and up into the guard rail of the highway.

Luckily the guard rail was there. Can you imagine driving on the highway to be met with a boat crossing the road? Normally the guard rails are to prevent cars from going over the edge. But here it prevented the boat from going into the street.

This man seems like he’s struggled to successfully get his boat out of the water. He managed to get it out of the water but it must have skipped off the trailer when he hit a bump. Now it’s sadly beached on the ground.

The guy seems very surprised. He’s probably wondering how he’s going to put his boat back. He must not have a lot of experience when it comes to putting boats on trailers. But who knows, maybe the trailer is at fault?

Remember when you were swimming and the current kept pulling you towards some nasty looking rocks? We know how you feel. That’s why when you’re operating a boat you should really be careful if you’re going to be skirting around huge rocks. The current can easily bump you into them.

It is still easy to avoid this with something called an engine. You just have to make sure that your vessel isn’t pointed towards rocks when you slam on the power. The passengers and captain could have been playing a party game? Who knows?

This image is cool. There’s no denying that. The men seem the least bit bothered that their boat is airborne, over land, and traveling at high speed. Nobody knows how they ended up like this.

Imagine the aftermath that ensued once this they landed the boat. The men must have been jostled around quite a bit. The boat probably didn’t appreciate the abuse either!

At first glance, you may be wondering how in the world this boat landed on the vegetation several feet above the water. The only logical explanation that we can think of is that someone was recklessly driving when they lost control and the boat flew up and onto this slope.

Just imagine how intense that moment would be when you go from controlling the boat, to the boat controlling you. Hopefully, the thrilling moment was enjoyable while it lasted.

The driver of this boat must have been a horseback rider, becuase they treated their boat like a jumping horse. Last we checked, a boat doesn’t have the capability of leaping over tall items like ramps.

Just imagine if a person had been walking down the ramp when this happened! This scenario is like in a movie when a speeding chase leads to a car leaping off a cliff and landing on the other side. Most of us know those things aren’t realistic, but this person clearly did not.

You know you’re a diehard camper when you take your RV onto the river. We can’t imagine that this ended well. You have two large canoes carrying a giant RV that already appears to be tilting to one side.

Just imagine if they hit some rapids! The craziest part is that one guy is just casually walking on top of the RV like he’s fall-proof. He could at least get down on all fours and grab on to a rope!

This boat driver went a little too far when trying to park their boat at the dock. The point is to keep the boat in the water and tied to the dock, not on the wooden walkways!

The most embarrassing part is that every boat owner who comes through is going to have to squeeze past this haphazardly-angled boat to get to theirs! On the bright side, at least this yacht won’t get lost at sea. Next, this docking job is so poor, we can’t even figure out how they did it!

Have you ever gotten into a spot that you can’t get out of? That’s what happened with this yacht. We can’t imagine how someone drove this boat into this position, but they’re certainly in a pickle.

The yacht is not only stuck between two docks, but is also wedged between two of the wooden beams that support the dock! The spot they had to pull into was so obvious, how did they get it so wrong?

This speedboat may be rapidly flooding with water, but that didn’t stop this guy from posing in it for a photo. He has his life jacket on and everything, prepared to go down with his sinking ship.

Despite the circumstances, he’s wearing a big smile on his face, happy as a clam. They must have some incredible insurance to be unfazed by the fact their boat is going down. To be fair, they do have it roped to a dock, so at least it won’t be lost.

We’ve all been in that scenario where you’re stuck in traffic on a highway all because a car accident blocked the road. Just imagine if you finally get to the accident spot to see it’s not a car with the problem at all, but a boat in the middle of a highway!

The yacht must have fallen off of its trailer when it went over that small bump in the road. This is why they say it’s better to be safe than sorry.

This little boat clearly wasn’t docked right, because it ended up getting turned upside-down. Hopefully, the owners didn’t have anything of importance that they left in the boat, because if so it’s definitely been taken by the current.

This boat is so tiny that the surrounding sand is already starting to bury it. We’d imagine that if the owner left it like this long enough, the boat could become completely buried. It’d be rather comical to see a family digging in the sand for their boat! These boats are going down and they make not be able to come back up.

This boat made it all the way to land, and is even tied up at the dock. So why is it that it still is having issues staying afloat? We sincerely hope that the problem began after the boat was docked.

Otherwise, the riders could have been scrambling to make it back to land. If so, they must have been so relieved to not have their boat sink in the middle of the lake that they probably don’t even care it’s malfunctioning at the dock.

They say that a picture tells a thousand words, and that’s certainly true in this case. For starters, the upside-down boat must have flipped while it was in motion, being that it’s in the middle of the water.

Then there are all the lifejackets that are thrown on top of the boat, as though the riders were tossed a bunch of jackets and just left them there. With all those pokey branches sticking out of the water, we can’t imagine it was the most pleasant swim to safety.

This little boat is going down like the Titanic. By the looks of it, there’s no saving this thing. If there was, it would at least be tied to the boat that this photograph was taken from.

Our best guess is that the owner was saved by a rescue crew when he took this picture as a memento. At least everyone on board is going to have a safe return, though we can’t say the same about this boat.

The best part about this picture is the owner of the boat and truck is standing on the shore, having not one care in the world that his car is in the water. Hopefully, someone on the docks clued him in that it’s going to be a bit difficult to drive his boat home.

But, if we’re honest, we feel as though if it took this long for him to realize his truck is practically submerged, he should be allowed to drive anything on land or at sea.

Nothing quite says, “you’re good,” like a parking job that results in a boat being launched into the roof of the dock. Like, seriously, how does one even accomplish this? They had to have been going way over the speed limit and launched themselves over the actual dock to wind up in the roof.

Sir or madam, we would like to see your boating license and registration, please. Oh, and just a heads up — you’re not going to get it back for some time.

You have to hand it to this guy. It takes a good amount of skill to sink a sturdy ship, especially when the ship is traveling down a canal that is lined with tires. If you’re not up-to-date with sailing, those tires are there to assure the boat doesn’t get scratched.

But, they’re also there to make sure a boater doesn’t ram into the wall at top speed, sinking the boat in the process. Note: exhibit A above.

We’d bet a nice chunk of change that whoever was driving this truck had a huge “oh, [add colorful language here]” moment when he heard the crunching of the truck bed. How you forget to lock your boat on the trailer is beyond us, but these people managed it somehow.

Not that we’re huge boat people, but we’re guessing sailing over the family truck wasn’t exactly the wave their family planned on riding during this outing.

Well, we hope the owner of this boat wasn’t too attached to it because it doesn’t look as though these giant sea lions are giving it up any time soon. The best the former captain can hope for at this point is the sea animals loving his ship as he once did.

Because, clearly, this is their new home away from home and they are ready to sail the seven seas. All these two need are white captains hats and they’re good to go!

If you think you’re having a bad day, just think about the day the captain of this huge cargo ship is having. We’re going to take a wild guess and say someone is definitely fired! Just look at all of that cargo about to tumble off the ship.

We wouldn’t want to be on the other end of that crew when the higher-ups get word of the about-to-capsize ship. Grab a dingy and get out of their way, mates!

There are really only three things that could have possibly happened here. One, the drivers of the speedboat thought it would be a nice idea to help out the farmer. Two, they wanted to literally take out the farmer by driving their boat into him.

And, three, they were trying to park. Regardless of the “why,” let’s focus on the “how.” Like how on Earth did they manage this? And can we talk about how there’s a group just watching?

Some people need to be parking-shamed when in standard parking lots with cars. Then some need to be parking-shamed because they think the bottom of a cliff face is a good place to park their boat.

We’re not entirely sure, but that can’t be good for the hull. It’s probably scratched all over. If they’re lucky, the rock didn’t puncture through. But we watched Titanic. If an iceberg can breakthrough a ship’s outer layer, so can a rock.


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