10/09/2012 07:07 am ET | Updated Dec 09, 2012

The World's Coolest Boat Hotels (PHOTOS)

From small and scrappy vessels to big barges, boats of all stripes have inspired unique accommodations. Let's take a tour of some of the world's most sea- or lake-worthy accommodations and remember that sometimes visiting a beautiful place means staying just off shore.

-- Marisa LaScala, Condé Nast Traveler

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