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Old 05-21-2021, 03:44 PM   #1
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Boat names that just have to be shared.

Saw one today with the name "Wasted Seamen"
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Old 05-21-2021, 03:51 PM   #2
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Saw one today with the name "Wasted Seamen"

You must have been at my marina :-). Only a few slips down from mine is a boat with that name.

Another is Knotty Boys.
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I donít understand people that donít respect their boats and put names like that on the boat. Lack of maturity???
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:04 PM   #4
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You must have been at my marina :-). Only a few slips down from mine is a boat with that name.

Another is Knotty Boys.
Actually it drove past me on a trailer. Plagiarism lives.
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:14 PM   #5
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I donít understand people that donít respect their boats and put names like that on the boat. Lack of maturity???

Imagine calling over the VHF radio to a marina or draw bridge operator?
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:24 PM   #6
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A lot of people view boats without the romance of the sea some have.

Look at all the different activities people use boats for where the boat is just a means of doing it.

TF is a different world than most boaters live in.....everything from naming them to caring for them.....etc....etc.....

Many other boaters belly laugh at the subjects from here I bring up at dock talk happy hour.
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Old 05-21-2021, 04:54 PM   #7
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I saw a boat in Bermuda while walking around named

"Fugly"

It was, and I was rolling around laughing.
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I named one boat "MissStress"
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Old 05-21-2021, 05:51 PM   #11
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My father has had three boats over the course of his eighty seven years.
Lathos, Lathos II and Lathos III. Lathos is a Greek word meaning mistake.
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I donít understand people that donít respect their boats and put names like that on the boat. Lack of maturity???
Have you seen some of the boats that have those names? Usually big express cruisers with lots of colored lights and huge sound systems that never leave the dock (and watch out if they ever do!)

My favorite boat name of all time: Never Again II
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Maybe a half point for creativity in some cases and lots of negative points about character. psneeld has it right; there are just plenty of folk with no respect for either themselves or the poor boats they inflict these names on. It just doesn't bother them, just like the neighbor with the overgrown yard and junk lawn mowers rusting away.
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For the record, with the exception of weekend toys, I too think that a boat should have a dignified name.
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For the record, with the exception of weekend toys, I too think that a boat should have a dignified name.
And feel free to do so, but our feelings aren't worth a spit to many boaters.

Many respect me and my experience, but could care less about naming their boat.
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We all come to the sea for different reasons and the boat's name is part of an expression of ourselves. In the UK where I was born it is common to name a boat after a lady; your mother, spouse or another important figure in life.

In life we judge new acquaintances by their words, demeanor, dress and accoutrements. The crass name provides another helpful identifier. However don't write them off. They may be going through a phase! I once named a motor boat Mate Tricks, thinking it was a cool play on the current movie of the time Mattrix. Most were not amused

At the same time I had a sailboat which I named Basic Mazecraft, which I instantly regretted as I had to explain the name to everyone I came across.

I am now in a Moon theme: MoonStruck, MoonDance, MoonShadow.

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My point exactly....

Many boaters in the US don't come to the sea.....in the romance of cruisers, voyagers, seamen, etc.....

They buy boats to fish, drink, party, water ski and the like, lay around, have a place at the shore to hang, go fast....etc...etc.... Look at how many are abandoned or abused....so what's in a ridiculous name to them?

They could care less about what their boat name means to anyone else other than what they think it does...
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My point exactly....

Many boaters in the US don't come to the sea.....in the romance of cruisers, voyagers, seamen, etc.....

They buy boats to fish, drink, party, water ski and the like, lay around, have a place at the shore to hang, go fast....etc...etc.... Loook at how many are abandoned or abused....so what's in a ridiculous name to them?

They could care less about what their boat name means to anyone else other than what they think it does...
I thought this name singularly appropriate.
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The most humorous I have seen was Ship Happens. The funny part was its dinghy: Piece of Ship
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While I agree that boats should have a dignified name, there are some people that have quirky senses of humor, and try to keep the mood light. I am a former captain and mate on large sportfishing yachts. Two names that come to mind are “Plastic Toy” and “Poverty Sucks”. These names were on the back of multi-million dollar sportfishing yachts, with full time professional crews, and were maintained with an open checkbook. The owners of both of these yachts were the nicest most respectful people that you would ever meet. They just didn’t take themselves so seriously.
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