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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.

This personalized cooler backpack from BoatNameGear
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

 

Top Ten Boat Names - April 2016 Edition

Looking for some boat name ideas? Our new monthly feature where we search our boat name order database is back, and this time we're taking a look at boat names from March of 2016.



A lot of great boat names came through our system last month, making it hard to pick only ten. And just like our inaugural edition, all of these boat names were actually put on personalized products that were purchased online from Boat Name Gear throughout the past month.

Here are our top ten boat names from last month, including our commentary in parentheses...

Top Ten Boat Names of March 2016

  1. Epic Day  (We hope you have one, too!)
  2. On The Rocks  (Not where you want your boat to be.)
  3. Nauti Buoys  (no comment)
  4. Let It Ride  (Was this boat the result of a good run at the casino?)
  5. Saving Grace (This was one of several boat names with "Grace" this month.) 
  6. Rising Tide (Sounds more like an action movie than a boat.)
  7. Reel Grandpa (Gramps likes to fish.)  
  8. Espérance (one of the two French words that translate to HOPE)
  9. Just Add Water (Reminds me of flowers. And pancakes. Still, a clever boat name.) 
  10. Daily Grind  (You don't have to work at a coffee shop to enjoy this hot boat name.)

Want to see your boat name on the list? All you have to do is purchase some embroidered apparel or other personalized items at our online store, BoatNameGear.com. If we like your boat name, there's a chance it might make it on next month's top 10 boat names list.  For example, at least two of the top 10 from last month were purchased on personalized fleece blankets (shown above).



Top 10 Boat Names For February 2016

Ready for something new? Hopefully this will be the first edition of a regular monthly feature. Or, we might just do it this one time and then fuggedaboutit. I guess we'll have to wait and see!

Here's what we're doing. To help give you some ideas for boat names, we've scoured our database of orders from the month of February, 2016, and we have chosen what we consider to be the best ones. They may not all be the most popular or the most unique boat names, but they were our favorites. All of these boat names were actually put on personalized products that were purchased online from Boat Name Gear just last month.

Here are our top ten boat names from last month, including our comments, if we had anything to say, in parentheses...

Top Ten Boat Names of February 2016

  1. L'Attitude
  2. Viaggio  (Googled it. Italian for trip or travel)
  3. Afternoon Delight  
  4. Dad's Dream
  5. Oasis  (Probably not Puff Daddy's yacht, but you never know.) 
  6. Irish Wake (It's always St. Paddy's day on this boat.)
  7. Amity  ("Friendship", or the town from JAWS?)  
  8. Lock & Load  
  9. Black Sheep (I miss Chris Farley.) 
  10. Defense Rests  (Probably a boat owned by a lawyer, but we like the name anyway.)

If you'd like to try to get your boat name on the list, it's easy. All you have to do is purchase some embroidered apparel or other personalized items at our online store, BoatNameGear.com. If we like your boat name, it might just make it on next month's top 10 boat names list. 


Boat Name Contest Takes a Tern

A recent article from Australia's Sunshine Coast Daily caught our attention with the headline, Boat's name a tribute to surroundings.

You guessed it... the article is about a boat name, 'cuz that's what we do here. Even as we haven't done that here in a while. Perhaps now is a good time to 'tern' over a new leaf. Pun intended.

Tern Boat Names
Photo source: Nicholas Atamas via Wikipedia
This particular story is about a charter cruise company that had an unnamed boat for more than a dozen years. They finally decided to name the boat by way of a contest, and with more than 150 entries, the name they came up with was "Tern o' the Tide".

They apparently have a lot of terns in their local waters, so the name makes a lot of sense.

Here's a link to the full article:
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/new-name-makes-a-splash-in-caloundra/2939999/

If we were embroidering this boat name on a shirt over at Boat Name Gear, we'd probably recommend that the client arched the text since it is so long, and the capitalization doesn't lend itself well to breaking it up over two lines:
Tern o'
the Tide

We'd send them a congratulatory embroidered boat name hat, but unfortunately shipping to Australia from here in New England is prohibitively expensive.

Suggest some boat names and WIN!

How to help: Read the boat name stories on this site, then suggest boat names by adding a comment after any post.

How to win: Non-anonymous users who suggest boat names will be eligible for a random drawing of a personalized boat name t-shirt from BoatNameGear.com each month.

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