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2nd Grade Boat Name Ideas

Why not have kids name every boat?

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Those are a couple of boat names offered up by 2nd graders who have been tasked with suggesting names for NY's new citywide ferry boats, according to an article on amNewYork.

Personally, I think this is a great idea... if you have a boat to name, and have access to the opinions of kids, why not ask for their advice?

Seriously - have you seen some of the boat names out there that were supposedly named by adults? In many cases, I am confident a 2nd grader could do a better job.

This Boat Name Rings True

Bill Belichick buys a new boat, and it's got a cool name.

Last month, Patriot's coach Bill Belichick pulled off (one of) the greatest championship comebacks of all time, winning Super Bowl 51 in dramatic fashion to say the least. Apparently, one of the first things he did after the victory was purchase a new boat. Smart guy!

With seven Super Bowl titles on his resume (5 as a head coach, and 2 as an assistant), it's no surprise that this seasoned boater used the traditional Roman Numeral style of naming a boat that is not his first, but with a twist.

He didn't put the number after the name... he put it before the name to celebrate all his championships. 

According to Barstool Sports, the new boat is named VII Rings.

Bill Belichick donated this boat to Sail Newport

This is not Belichick's first boat called "Rings". We don't know if he buys a new boat every time he wins a big game. We do know, however, that this past January the Newport Sailing Center announced that Belichick had donated a 24' Grady White, named "V Rings", to their non-profit public sailing center in Newport, Rhode Island. 

Hey Bill! This fledgling New England-based blog would be more than happy to accept any other old boats you have laying around. Please contact the editor for consideration.

Boat Names at the Boat Show

Gold Coast's Fort Lauderdale Daily checked out all the boats at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and came up with their list of favorite boat names on vessels displayed at the show.

Here's what they came up with...

  1. Diva 
  2. Party Girl
  3. Dropped Call
  4. No Vacancy
  5. Mustang Sally
  6. Lizzy Bee
  7. Quality Time
  8. Alter Ego
  9. One More Toy
  10. She Said Yes! Again
  11. And Away We Go
 Our personal favorites from the list are # 8, and #11. For the full story, complete with photos of each boat, check out 11 Best Boat Names At This Year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.


Boat US List of Top Ten Boat Names for 2016

While we've been starting up our own little monthly list of the top 10 boat names over the past few months, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has been busy compiling their annual list and they have finally released it today.

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might give you a hint of the #1 boat name this year!
The association's announcement tells us that "a boat name can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner." We couldn't agree more, and were intrigued by their examples. BoatUS asks, "Are they into fishing?" and answers the question with, "Reel Therapy on the boat’s transom certainly shows it." The theme continues with the following Q and A:
Do they have kids in school? What College Fund? says it best. Like to sing? In Harmony is a popular choice. Work in the finance industry? Liquid Assets is suitable. 

And now, the part you've been waiting for (or more likely skipped ahead to).

The official 2016 BoatUS list of top ten boat names


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