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What to Consider When Naming Your New Boat

Last updated 4 years ago

The traditions and relationships surrounding boating culture make for great stories to pass on to future generations, and can also help to build bonds with current ones. One such tradition that many Maine boat owners know is the process of naming your boat. While the name you choose may be unique or have personal significance, boat owners draw from many of the same sources of inspiration to come up with boat names.

Places of Significance
You may choose to name your boat after a special place, such as where the boat is located, where you purchased it, or where you had your first marine excursion. Many boat owners choose a namesake location that has little to do with boating, but has some other sort of significance, such as the place where they met their spouse, the city they grew up in, or the name of a street they lived on.

Boating Experiences
Many boat owners hope the name they pick for their boat will inspire how they use it. Fishermen may give their boat names that conjure up images of fishing excursions or fishing culture—Never Flounder, Reel Fish, or Big Catch are some examples. If you mostly use your boat to relax on the water, you may choose a name like Serenity or Smooth Operator. Thinking about buying a speed boat? A name like Speed Racer, Wake Maker, or Great White might go nicely.

Joke Names
Finally, some boaters tap into their sense of humor to name their boat. Popular varieties of joke names include inside jokes you share with friends and family, crude humor, puns, or alterations in spellings. Boating and fishing jokes, such as plays on the word “reel”, are common examples of this.

If you haven’t found that perfect boat yet, come to Moose Landing Marina. Located off Route 302 in Naples, we carry a great selection of new and used boast ready to purchase or rent. We also have over 1,000 feet of water frontage with deep water slips ready for rental. Call (207) 693-6264 to learn more about our boat storage, rental, sales, and maintenance services.


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