Just a few weeks after our partners over at FirstBoat.com announced the most popular boat names of 2011, insurance company BoatU.S. has released their version of the list based on their own data.
In addition to selling insurance, BoatU.S. sells vinyl boat lettering. To come up with their list, they scan the boat names that their customers order throughout the year when buying vinyl lettering. This is not too different to how our friends at FirstBoat arrive at their top boat names, only FirstBoat uses data from multiple sources to achieve a more realistic view of the most popular boat names in the US. The FirstBoat list was compiled based on the most frequent unique purchases of vinyl boat lettering at CustomBoatNames.com, and unique purchases of personalized boating gear and apparel from BoatNameGear.com. Of course, no personal data was shared with anybody, ever, as we're sure is the case with BoatU.S. as well.
Anyway, you probably only care about the top 10 boat names, so here are the top ten from BoatU.S.
- Andiamo (Let's go)
- The Black Pearl
- La Belle Vita (The Beautiful Life)
- Island Time
- Second Wind
- No Worries
- Blue Moon
Andiamo (7 at FirstBoat)
Black Pearl (6 at FirstBoat)
Serenity (1 at FirstBoat)
The press release containing the full FirstBoat list and a little background on each boat name can be found on our "corporate" site's blog, Nautical Sites.
Those three boat names are the only ones to appear on both lists, which derive their results from different sources. Does that make "Serenity", "Black Pearl" and "Andiamo" the three most popular boat names overall? What do you see around your dock?