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Old 02-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Top Ten Boat Names 2011

Per Boat US these are the top 10 most popular boat names from 2011.* Number 1 - 9;* *I can understand.* But for us, number 10, would be . . . .*at best . . . .in our dreams* *

1.** Seas the Day
2.** Nauti Buoy
3.** Aquaholic
4.** Dream Weaver
5.** Pegasus
6.** Serenity Now
7.** Second Wind
8.** Liquid Asset
9.** Miss Behavin'
10. Blew By You
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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How about*** Obsession.

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Old 02-09-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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That list proves what I have believed all along--- sailboaters are far better boat namers than powerboaters.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, it seems, cutesy names are in vogue.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
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RE: Top Ten Boat Names 2011

All found on sail boats

Sail Bad the Sinner

le poulet de la mar

Baby Doc towing Little Tender Behind
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #6
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There are definitely some "interesting" sailboat names out there for sure. But by and large, the sailboat crowd seems able to resist the "cutsie" (aka dumb) names that so many powerboaters seem to go for. The sailboaters can come up wth some clever or obtuse names, no question, but they don't tend toward the "bubba" names so many powerboaters seem to like.

I'm sure one could make a psychological study of this for a PhD thesis. Personally I think it's to do with sailboaters viewing their boats as extensions of the environment they boat in where powerboaters are more inclined to view their boats as dick extensions and so name them accordingly.

But that's just a theory.......
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
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RE: Top Ten Boat Names 2011

I kinda liked "For Play" but my wife wouldn't hear of it.

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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Sailboats definitely have the most interesting and sometimes unintelligible names.* We passed one once called "Oti*OA OA" .* I asked him*how to pronounce it as we arranged an easy pass.* "O-tee-O-Ahh-O-Ahh" is how you say it.* Now how the Hell am I supposed to hail you on the VHF with a name like that?* And the ones you could pronounce either didn't write the name on the transom where you could see it or it was so small that you couldn't see it with binoculars.**

Since we are always being passed I made our name simple and easy to understand via VHF.* I hate being hailed as "the white trawler moving south near red marker 98..."

I don't care what your boat name is or what the story behind it is, I only want to be able to contact you directly via VHF with no confusion.

I keep my boat names simple....* A woman's name and nothing cute.* "Polly P." is our trawler.* "Sara Sea" (OK, maybe that is cute!) for our Grady White.* Our next boat, if we ever buy one, will be "Barbara D."
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #9
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Quote:
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All found on sail boats

Sail Bad the Sinner

le poulet de la mar

Baby Doc towing Little Tender Behind
Some of*my favorites:

P'Sonya

LiL Lolita

And my favorite all time sailboat name (as seen at the Latitude's Festival last year

Filthy Rotten Whore*


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Old 02-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #10
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I kinda liked "For Play" but my wife wouldn't hear of it.

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*Bill, I knew two couples that owned a sali boat together. *The name of it was Four Play. *They kept in by the bridge in Bath, NC.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #11
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Our next boat, if we ever buy one, will be "Barbara D."
You could use this for the inspiration for your graphic treatment on the boat.* Crabber Debra D out of Bellingham.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #12
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Our next boat, if we ever buy one, will be "Barbara D."
You could use this for the inspiration for your graphic treatment on the boat.* Crabber Debra D out of Bellingham.

*Since "Barbara D." is my mother, that would be a huge hit !*
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I don't care what your boat name is or what the story behind it is, I only want to be able to contact you directly via VHF with no confusion.
*Don't know how to pronounce this boat's name.* Besides, it has many too many syllables.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:49 AM   #14
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All are loads better than Carpe Diem , the mirror worshiping set seems to prefer.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:56 AM   #15
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I was gonna name one of our sailboats "Puffy Galore"...but I didn't want to have to explain it to my mother....:-|
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:59 AM   #16
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And Marin, I will agree with you to a point but you also have to admit that stupid names do come from sailboaters as well...."Wind Chaser"...etc. In fact, one trawler name we considered was "Wind Caught"... I have always LOVED "Clewless"!!!..... *We also considered "Rhumb Dumb".


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Old 02-10-2012, 06:40 AM   #17
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I'm glad Skinny Dippin' is not on any list. Yes, it is a "cutesie" name, but it ALWAYS makes people smile when we tell it to people. It's simple, easy to pronounce, BIG AS LIFE on the stern, and at the time we named her, it was totally unique in the Coast Guard registry. Score one for power boaters! (and for our ego :-D )
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:10 AM   #18
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Right after his mother Ruth passed away we named our Grady White "Ruthless", I just lost my dad "Doc" and so the new name of our new trawler is "Doctail"
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Carl:
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #20
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My first two boats were "O'Frigate". Dinghy was "Rubber Friggy".

My next one already had the name "Attitude Adjustment" and I was smart enough to keep it. * Our dinghy was "Minor Adjustment"

My current boat is "the new Attitude Adjustment". *Our dinghy is "Tweak".

One of the more memorable sailboat names I have seen was "You're Dead a Long Time". Don't know why that one stuck in my head

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