Wacky Weekend: Bizarre Boats

Anchors away! Take to the waves with the totally decked-out boats from Australia, South Africa, India, and other countries in the photo gallery below.

HAVING A BALL: Designed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, a fiberglass boat shaped like a soccer ball glides along the city’s waterways. The boat encouraged tourism to Holland, a region in the Netherlands.
Photograph by Foto24, Gallo Images, Getty Images
A "SHOE"-IN TO WIN: A giant shoe-shaped boat races down the Thames River during an annual competition in England.
A "SHOE"-IN TO WIN: A giant shoe-shaped boat races down the Thames River during an annual competition in England.
Photograph by Phil Cole, Getty Images