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Boaty is SpongeBob's boatmobile which first appears in the episode "No Free Rides." It later reappears in the video game SpongeBob's Boating Bash.


Boaty is an old-fashioned-looking boat. It is brown and shaped like a regular boat. It has a radio, which is shaped like SpongeBob's face, and a license plate that reads "IM-RDY" ("I'm Ready," a nod to SpongeBob's catchphrase).

Role in episode

It is given to SpongeBob at Mrs. Puff's house during the celebration thrown by Margaret and Harold SquarePants when SpongeBob gets his driver's license from extra credit. Mrs. Puff attempts to boatjack it.

Boaty is destroyed when the boat crashes into the police car near the ending of the episode.


  • SpongeBob calls Boaty "the best boat in the deep blue sea."
  • SpongeBob calls another boat Boaty in the episode "Gone."
  • The "IM-RDY" license plate from this boat reappears in SpongeBob's garage in the episode "Sharks vs. Pods."