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Top 10 most popular boat names, 2011

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Our partners over at just announced the most popular boat names of 2011. In reviewing the list, the FirstBoat folks noticed a trend among the boat names. It turns out boaters are expressing the fact that they enjoy the calmness and friends-and-family-time that they get to experience out on the water. Sure, sort of an obvious statement, but in the recent past boat names such as Stimulus and Bail Out were in the top ten.

But this year, the names are all about the "chill". Names like Serenity, Happy Ours, Family Time and Just Chillin dominated this year’s top ten. Do boaters know how to relax more than the rest of the population? More importantly, is your boat name on the list?

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The odds are that your boat name is on this year's list. The list was compiled based on the most frequent unique purchases of vinyl boat lettering at, and unique purchases of personalized boating gear and apparel from Of course, no personal data was shared with anybody, ever.

The List
Following are the top ten most popular boat names:
  1. Serenity (In addition to “Serenity” we saw variations such as “Serenity Now!” of Seinfeld fame, as well as clever misspellings including “Sea-Renity”)
  2. Happy Ours (Time was a common theme in boat names this year. Variations on this boat name included “Happy Hours” and “Happy Hour”)
  3. Feelin' Nauti (This one surprised us when it rose to the top five, as there are so many other popular boat names that include “Nauti” in the name)
  4. Family Time (Another variation of the Time theme that we saw again and again. There were many other boat names that referenced Time that came close to the top ten)
  5. Liberty (Always a favorite, we also saw variations such as Miss Liberty, Lady Liberty, and Liberty Belle)
  6. Black Pearl (Every boater feels like a pirate sometimes. Just plain “Pearl” was popular as well, but it didn’t crack our top ten)
  7. Andiamo (Let’s Go! A quick internet search will show you that this is not only a popular name for boats, but also for Italian restaurants in America)
  8. Knot On Call (Several boat names used the word “Knot” cleverly, but only this one made the top ten)
  9. High Maintenance (Yes, this describes most boats very accurately)
  10. Just Chillin (Looks like relaxing is on the mind of even the younger generation of boaters)

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