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Name of the Biggest Boat in the World

The largest ship in the world is a super tanker named the Knock Nevis of all things. Not sure we'd recommend that as a boat name, even if you have a really big boat.

Just how big is the Knock Nevis of Norway? Our friends in Canada put together the following graphic to show us just how big the biggest ship actually is...

Knock Nevis Super Tanker

Boat names can and will be used against you in a court of law

It's not very often that the subject of boat names is raised in a courtroom, but that's exactly what happened Monday in Chicago.

In the trial of a former police officer accused of perjury and obstruction of justice, the defendant was asked if he was proud of his reputation of taking the law into his own hands, and if that was why he chose "Vigilante" as a boat name. (Read the full story from Matthew Walberg in the Chicago Tribune.)

There's a lesson here for you folks trying to come up with the 'perfect' boat name. Sometimes, a boat name can be too perfect, and can come back to haunt you.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this happening before?

Baseball Boat Names

This message speaks for itself, and I'm glad it came in the middle of baseball season. Got any boat name ideas for him? Comment below:
I'm a retired pro baseball player, now in technology sales. My wife does anesthesia...we love being out on our boat. it's a 260 sundancer.

An Explosive Boat Name

We just got this message from someone who needs help naming their boat, and we think it's the bomb! Lots to go with here... from the name of their business, to the rivers they boat on, to the industry they work in. Please post your boat name suggestions as comments below.
Our names are Wayne and Jackie, we have 2 kids (a boy and a girl). We import, wholesale, retail consumer fireworks, our brand of fireworks is called "Pyro King", our company name is Victory Fireworks, Inc.

We enjoy our boat on the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. We are only able to enjoy the boat from July 5th thru the summer---short season for us!

Please help us...Thanks, Jackie

Help Her Name a Seadoo Speedster

Here's another message we received a while ago that fell between the cracks. No name ideas yet for this woman's Seadoo, so please post your ideas at the bottom of our blog post.

Here's the original message:
I'm married with two kids. I've just purchased a 2008 Seadoo Speedster 150 jet boat. It's red, black and white with a wake board tower. It's my first boat.

I wanted something fun that I could drive alone and take the kids out tubing, skiing and wake boarding in the bay. I love being on the water, jet skiing or just floating and relaxing.

I'm a stay at home mom, I'm from the south, and I like country music. This will be my toy, not his. It's a hot boat, razor sharp, fast and turns on a dime. Any ideas for a name would be appreciated.


Mr. Boat Name

Received the following request for boat name help a while back and it slipped through the cracks, as did a few other's we're going to try to post today.

Got suggestions? Post them at the bottom of our blog post, and thanks for your assistance.

Here's the message:
I love salt water fishing, me and the guys go often.

All of my friends call me Mr."B" and say I should name my boat Mr. "B" but I have been told a boat cannot be a mans name?

I live in Southern California,in the mortgage financial industry. My boat is 21' center console,outboard...

Boat Name for JJ

Here's a post from someone looking for a boat name with their initials in it:

This is the message we received, along with a picture of a similar boat we found at 

I have a 25' Bluewater CC.

I love to fish. 

We want a boat name that have to JJ, either at front or at the end. 

Any suggestion will be appreciated. 


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 each month.

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