SeaKnots

How did you name your boat? I am always curious about how people name their boat and if there is a story behind it. After seeing all of the names on this site, I am looking forward to hearing the stories...So, If you have a boat how did you come up with the name?

Views: 1193

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

We were calling our new motor sailor "The big boat" but when the time to document, we needed a real name and I wanted it a simple name. After many attempts, I resorted to reading the dictionary. I found the word "Lusty" that had a meaning Adventurous, courageous and a lust for life.

So My big boat became "Lusty" Cruising in the Caribbean, we found in St Barts another "Lusty" but I do believe the name is still unique for a boat.
Yes, I haven't heard or seen that boat name before. Very unique...for a boat.
About 20+ years ago, when moving up to a 33' sloop, my wife and I took the kids sailing for the weekend, anchored in a quiet cove and talked about what to name our newly acquired vessel. After a good night sleep our 4 year old daughter at the time, says that she wants to name the boat after how it rocks her softly to sleep...........and so it stuck, Soft Rocker.

We're now on our 4th Soft Rocker and I can't imagine we'll ever change. As you already know, when you cruise to different ports and make friends you come to be known by your boat name.
Attachments:
Out of the mouth's of babes.....
What a terrific picture under sail. Those are so hard to come by.

Wow! On the 4th boat using the same name...your daughter must be so proud!
Andrea,

Before getting my boat I considered both power and sail and what it would be like aboard each and did not like the idea of a loud engine making conversation near impossible but on a sailboat there would only be the sound of the wind in the sails and the splash of water on the hull. I have since purchased a sailboat and it's name comes from the shortest definition of sailing that I could think of. " Depending on the Wind " /)/)/)

Ray
"Depending on the Wind"
Ray,

That is brilliant! I hope you have an engine too though - just in case. ;-)
My wife and I were sailing with some friends to the Bahamas and was listening to Queen on the CD player. Fat Bottom Girl happen to be playing. Our friend thought that would be a good name for a sailboat. A few years later, we bought our Pearson 35. We were trying to come up with a new name for the boat and our friend called us up and said I have the name for your boat, "Fat Bottom Girl". So it has been that ever since. It always ends up being a conversation piece.
That is a good conversation item!
My Westsail 32 is named Po Chang ...

Pai Chang ( one of the first Chinese Master of Zen) was given the name Po Chang by Tao-Chih (His Buddhist Master).
It meant: (he who bears the) Ocean (of wisdom in his ) Bosom.
Some of his writings include:
“A day without work is a day without food,”“Don’t cling, don’t seek,”
“When hungry, eat; when thirsty, drink; when tired, sleep.”
“What is the Buddha Nature?” Master Po-chang answered, “It is like seeking for an ox while you are yourself on it.”
‘ What is there that is extraordinary sitting alone on a mountain’

Po Chang was also the name I used (also given to me by Ray) for many years when playing Yi Jing with friends; we used to have great fun at parties at my place …
Neighbours, friends would just drop by to get a reading from Po Chang … (wine, food included). We would come up with incredible interpretations of the numbers with beautiful explanations in regards to the reading … biased to the situation but with laughters and joy form all involved: the reader, the read to, the friends …
Many years of me being Po Chang ( cork of a bottle in the water following the current, i.e. Let it Be, Go, Do) and a big plus: the Chang monasteries were the first to promote the ‘do it’… in replacement of the traditional Buddhist way of life which was to ask for food, clothes, etc).

Bosom meaning
adj : very close in friendship or affection; "a bosom buddy"; "an intimate friendship" [syn: bosom, intimate]n 1: (archaic) the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept; "his bosom was bursting with the secret"2: a person's breast or chest3: cloth that covers the chest or breasts4: a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family" [syn: embrace]5: the locus of feelings and intuitions; "in your heart you know it is true"; "her story would melt your bosom" [syn: heart]6: either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman [syn: breast, knocker, boob, tit, titty]v 1: hide in one's bosom: "She bosomed his letters"2: hug, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced" [syn: embrace, hug, squeeze]
Thank you for the beautiful insight - I was wondering what the story behind your name was when you joined. Now I know ;-)

I haven't heard of Yi Jing before. Sounds like a great time!
I live on S/V Auspicious.

My sister is a Buddhist lama. After some degree of discussion (apparently) in the Karmapa line, they suggested Auspicious. It resonated with me and thus she was named. The dinghy, after similar discussion, is named Merit.

RSS

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"CAEA5280-4642-4EB0-A37A-056724ADE37C.mov"
May 17
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, yes I'm still out here. She's looking good and you'll love her. The 38.1 is a perfect size for 2 people with occasional guest (s). Plus she's a sweet sailing boat. I'll attach a short video of one I was delivering…"
May 17
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike if you’re still out there here is the new boat before commissioning. Should splash by end of this week after 14 months of anticipation! Wayne"
May 17
John Hanrahan liked sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed
May 12
John Hanrahan replied to sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, I am just in the process of replacing both of my eyebrow windows.  I have the new ones from Beneteau and am talking with dealer in Florida re Bebeteaus advice. It would be helpful to talk to you about your experience. I have never seen…"
May 7
John Hanrahan posted a blog post

Cabin eyebrow windows

Good morning gang,I have received both port and starboard cabin windows from Beneteau for replacement as the existing leak and are badly etched. Beneteau has referred me to the dealership for installation but I'm having trouble getting a response.   Does anyone have any experience replacing these and any recommendations. JohnSee More
Apr 28
Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Randy, New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with…"
Jan 6
Kerim N joined CAN DRAC's group
Thumbnail

Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.
Jan 6
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2022   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service