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Italian-American Boat Names

Received this message last week from Boston. Lots to work with, including a picture, career, cultural heritage, family. Can you help him name his really nice boat??? Please add comments below.
Bought '09 luhrs convertibel 35' w/Zeus pod drive. Have wife Claudia and two daughters - Siena and Carina.

We have long family history in Italy - I am first generation Itlo-American, have spent a lot of time in Italy. My home town in Italy is Fontana Liri - have spent time on the Amalfi Coast.

I work in the investment business. We live up currently in the Boston, MA area. I like sports and am a classic type A personality.

Boat Name for a Bow Rider

Just received this message and need help naming this boat:

We just bought a 16 ft bow rider for our family.

This is our first boat, however, my wife of 10 years has grown up on boats.

We have two daughters, one 8 and one 5. Avery and Sydney.

Not sure if one even names a 16 ft boat but would love your opinion.

Tuesday’s Boat Name of the Day

Lisa Marie. She’s not only a Presley, but also a 31-foot lobster boat.

Yes, today's Boat Name of the Day is the "Lisa Marie".

She (the lobster boat, not the Presley) was stolen in Maine last year by a drunken teenager and taken for a joy ride. The boat is in the news today as the now 20-y.o. man was sentenced to a couple of years in prison for the escapade.

Ouch. Have you done worse things in your college years? I guess it’s all fun and games until someone loses a boat.

Name this Watkins Tri-Cabin Sailboat

Received this message last week and still can't think of a good sailboat name. Can you suggest one? Please post your ideas below the story. Thanks!
This is our third sailboat in three years. All Watkins, of course.

Our Watkins 23XL is named Tovah, Hebrew meaning good. Currently the new boat is Ping An, a Watkins 36AC.

We love sailing and hanging out on the boat. We are at a loss as to what to name the new boat.

This is our retirement boat, we plan to go cruising when we retire in 5 to 7 years.

Topping Names Like Elias and Pelagic

Came across a wonderful blog this morning in our relentless search for boat names and the stories behind them. Once in a Lifetime is a firsthand account of a family's voyage from Alaska to Australia - and beyond - aboard their Crealock 37, named Pelagic.

First of all, I had to google the word "pelagic" to learn that, appropriately, it comes from the Greek πέλαγος or pélagos, which means open sea.

Second, it turns out that a post on the family's blog from this past week is more than just a discussion about boat names. The news is not in that the family is trading up to a bigger boat, but in the reason why they need a bigger boat.

Congratulations to Mike, Alisa and Elias on their really big news from the crew of the Boat Name Blog.

Balloon Boy and the Boat Name of the Day

Yesterday the world was captivated by a strange and potentially horrifying scene as a silver balloon flew across the skies of Colorado – allegedly carrying a six year old boy named Falcon, who quickly earned the nickname “Balloon Boy”.

We were relieved that Balloon Boy was later discovered safe on the ground, and soon felt taken when it was speculated that the whole event was a twisted publicity stunt by the boy and his family.

In fact, we were so relieved about Falcon's safety that we have chosen Maltese Falcon as today’s Boat Name of the Day.

The Maltese Falcon was itself built with showmanship in mind and begged for publicity, as it was the largest and fastest personal sailboat in the world when launched in 2006.

Earlier this week, our Boat Names of the Day were:

Orca (homage to Jaws, and You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat)
Wind Swept  (a customer of our favorite store for nautical gifts)
Purple Reign (a competitor in this weekend's Head of the Charles)
Santa Maria (The boat name for Monday, October 12th. Too obvious?)

Broken Boat Name

After reading this sad story, you may be thinking of boat names with the word "survey" or "lemon" in them:
1.5 hours after I bought the boat, the starboard outdrive bit the dust and I had to limp into port on the just the port engine.

in the process, i stripped the gears in the steering gearbox.

When we pulled it out of the water, the outdrives were corroded and we found lots of other issues......HELP with a cool name!

Amberjack Boat Name

Sea Ray Amberjacks are NICE BOATS if you like fishing in style! Wanna help name one?

We received this email last week - if it inspires any boat name ideas, please post them below.
My dream has always been to have a boat on Lake Erie.

I just purchased a Sea Ray 270 Amberjack & I am studying for my captains license.

I am truely addicted to fishing on Lake Erie.

Round the World for a Boat Name

Wednesday’s Boat Name of the Day is "Jamaica Lightning Bolt" - one of the contenders in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Participants in the ten month challenge began the race last month and are about to enter into the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone), more commonly known as the Doldrums.

More about this race at today’s Daily Boater.

Bigger than a Wee Boat

Just got this boat name request and need your help. Please read and submit you boat name ideas below!

My husband decided that if he couldn’t have a Corvette for his 40th, then he wanted a boat. We started off small and his mom and dad bought a 17 ft Bayliner. Three days later and still no name, I stated to my mother-in-law "I know technically this is your boat…" She quickly responds, "no it's a we boat". Every one yells that’s the name. Are 17ft Bayliner is now "WEE BOAT".

We are now stumped on naming our second boat, a 22 ft Winner.

After enjoying Wee Boat for a few months we decided that it was not big enough for our 3 boys (although we do plan on keeping her). We won the bid on E Bay and after one trip out we decide this boat will do just fine for a while. But what to name her, it has already been two week! Some names we are pondering: Still Winning, A Stone’s Throw (our last name is Stone), For The Boys, and Wee Boating.

When Pigs Fly

Friday’s Boat Name of the Day is "Flying Pig", which is the name of a 46-foot sailboat that was reported missing a couple of days ago en route from Lake Worth, FL, to the Bahamas. The AP reports that when the so-called missing boaters overheard a marine broadcast of their being lost, they called the coast guard on the radio to let them know they were safely anchored near Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

Previous boat names of the day this week included:

Thursday:  "The Good Fight", via a Customer of BoatNameGear, but the products were purchased as a gift, so we can’t tell you where the boat hails from or what products they had us stitch the boat name on ;-)

Wednesday’s cool boat name of the day was Arctic Autumn, spotted in Alaska. There's more to the story, and great pictures, here.

Tuesday’s boat name was "Knot 4 Sail" from a customer of in VA (the boat is in Virginia, not BoatNameGear.)

Monday’s boat name was SEA NOTES, suggested via twitterer @estikna – the name is on a boat in NJ and refers to big money, benjamins, $100-bills… as in C-Notes.

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Is Shamu a good boat name?

Received this profile from a couple of first time boat owners. Can you help them and their daughters name their boat?

We have two daughters - Nessi and Jessi are their nicknames, and a dog Precious. 

The 29 foot Monterey is black and of course the white/off white top. 

My daughters love Shamu and when the boat was on the forklift being put on the water that was the first thing I thought of .... Shamu

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