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?

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Yes, it is magical, I agree. I actually name a picture I had taken of a day sailing 'the place to be'.
Hi Andrea,
Well I own the "wanderer II " . when I was abuot 4-6 yrs old my grandfather had a houseboat in MISS. on the pascagoula river and every time a hurricane hit he would have to go out in the marshes and pull it back in . Well after a few times he finally named it ! Thats right ! the "wanderer" . so tha ts how my boat got her name . and she lives up to it , I had her moored for a year after Ivan and I would get calls every couple of days telling me that my boat had moved 400-500 feet from where I left her . so watch what you name them , they'll get their personality from it.
Ronald Bergeron
Hey Ronald,

Thanks for the great story. It sounds like your grandfather was a pretty relaxed and funny guy! I love you you are keeping the tradition going!

- Andrea
How about a thread for the tackiest boat names people have seen or the best boat names. A fellow sailor who happened to be single renamed his boat, 'Between the Sheets' He had a Frers 44 which sank due to a faulty seacock and that was only the beginning of his problems, five years after getting it rasied he started seeing bumps in the hull, upon investigation he found that the terminal plates buried inside the hull were made of Galvanised Steel, and not stainless as had been specified.
I think the best for a sailboat MAPF, stood for Mine And Paid For
Tackiest boat name? At Watergate marina, there was a boat owned by a couple named "Come On Eileen". He said it was because his wife was late for everything. Apparently she didn't have much of a say in naming the boat.
How about the guy who named "Bitch Godess" after his wife?!
I have seen "She got the house".
We named our 470 "Metamorphic", as a physical change was needed to sail the boat.
My boat's name is Kristibel, which is the combination of Kristina Isabel, the name we wished had we had a baby girl. I'll tell you another one. A boat in the marina qhere I keep mine is called Flying Fingers. Just recently I fond out that her owners are both deaf and they communicate with hand signals, hence, Flying Fingers is an appropriate name. Share other stories with me if you can.


Kristibel. It sounds so nice. It just flows perfectly. I also love the story about Flying Fingers. I am not aware of any names with such meaning. You should invite them to Seaknots, I would love to read about their experiences.

- Andrea
Well my second boat was a 51 foot john alden. Lived aboard for ten years. went and seen allot.Her name was GARISASASU wow. Every two letters was the first letters of people names. GA,george RI richard SA sara SA sandra SU Sue. All very close people. This boat is a 35 foot Island Packet Cat. Her name is GARI because nobodey could say sasasu over the radio. I took the boat south 2 years ago and it work well.
You live and learn. lol

We got lucky. Someone warned us early on that you have to be comfortable to be known by your name and to be sure it was easy to pronounce. Sounds like GARI is a winner!


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