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The Boat Name Game

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Naming boats has a rich tradition going back many hundreds of years and covering everything from the largest commercial tankers and war ships to dinghies.

The reasons for naming boats vary, whether to honor a hero, a monarch, a loved one, a city, or simply to show a sense of humor.

The naming of a boat often includes a special ceremony, sometimes accompanied by a launching or simply a christening. But whatever the occasion, whatever the size of the craft involved, the naming of a craft signifies the unique relationship we have with boats. People don’t stencil names on the back of their cars or on the door of their homes.

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Famous boat through history will always be remembered by their names, whether it is the Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, Mayflower, Queen Mary or Titanic. But naming personal boats takes on a personal touch.

As the owner of three Freedom Boat Club locations, with more than 80 boats and constantly adding to the fleet, it can be a challenge to keep coming up with worthy, relevant names. We often ask club members for input and as a result, have come up with come up with some good ones:

One of by favorite boats is named after Buddy Boy, a beloved one-eyed Golden Retriever who died a little over a year ago. My personal boats are named The Boatanista (for obvious reasons) and My Happy Place.

I enjoy seeing the creativity people use in naming their boats. Some of my favorites include: She Got the House, A Little Nauti, Fish & Chicks, Ship Happens, A Better Wetter, Seas the Day, Fear Knot, Buoys of Summer, Wake and Bake, Aquaholic, Liquid Asset.

Here is a list of the top 10 boat names each year, as compiled by BoatUS: https: www.boatus.com/boatgraphics/top-10-boat-names.asp

 Do you have a unique, creative name for your boat? Let me know about it. Email me at [email protected]

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