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Boat Name for a Gulf Angler

We received this request for boat name help several weeks ago and haven't thought of any boat names yet for this full-time resort manager, lifelong fisherman, and recent sea charter captain (www.gulf-angler.com). Please take a look at the picture of his boat and his message, and suggest boat names below:
Can you name this SeaHunt?

My name is Preston. I am 25 years old and live in Destin, FL. I work as Guest Services manager for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. My passion is fishing.

I have a wife named Hadley and we have been married for almost 2 years. We have been together since we were both 12 years old.

I attended Auburn University and I am a big Auburn fan. My favorite color is blue. I am the oldest of 4 boys. Country music is my favorite genre of music and I enjoy listening to George Strait, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney.

I do not have any children yet but I have 3 dogs. I want a boat name that is about 1 or 2 words and is clever/catchy. This is my first new boat.

MORE Top Boat Names

Another site releases their top ten boat names... how does it compare to FirstBoat's?  Is your name on the list? 

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.
  1. AquaHolic
  2. Andiamo (Let's go)
  3. The Black Pearl
  4. La Belle Vita (The Beautiful Life)
  5. Mojo
  6. Island Time
  7. Second Wind
  8. No Worries
  9. Serenity
  10. Blue Moon
Boat names that made it to the above list as well as to FirstBoat's top ten include:
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?

Boat Name for a Family of Five

Received this request for boat naming help recently and need help thinking of a boat name. Here is the message along with a photo from the family:
Can you name this pontoon boat?
We are a family of 5...
mom, danielle, dad, eric, and 3 boys: peyton, parker and pierce (all begin with "p")

Mom is obviously the odd one out..only female! Mom LOVES the boat and actually probably takes it out the most. We have it docked to use in Sandy Pond and Lake Ontario, NY.

Names about "moms' toy" (boring) or 3 "p"'s (duh) are what we've been thinking

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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