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Monday, March 30, 2015

Is Your Boat Name On The List?

The BoatUS Top Ten Boat Name List 

BoatUS has released its annual top 10 list of boat names. And while this year's top ten is mostly comprised of boat names you’ve seen on previous lists, it does seem to include one or two new entries this year. The question is: Is your boat name on the list?

Here is the press release from BoatUS about the top ten boat names, along with a photo of one of the boat names on an embroidered shirt from BoatNameGear.com

Big and small, power or sail, there are many different kinds of boats and so many different kinds of boat owners. But the one thing they seem to agree on is how boating makes them feel, at least if your looking at a boat’s name on the transom. “Serenity” has been named the #1 boat name for the second year in a row with the release of the 2015 list of Top Ten Boat Names from Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). It is also the name’s tenth appearance on the popular list of boat names issued annually since 1992 by the recreational boat advocacy, service and safety group. “Calm, peaceful and untroubled is what boating is all about for so many boaters,” said BoatUS spokesman Scott Croft.

The BoatUS 2015 list of Top Ten Boat Names:
  1. Serenity
  2. Seas the Day
  3. Andiamo (Italian for “let’s go”)
  4. Aquaholic
  5. Second Wind
  6. Island Time
  7. Happy Ours
  8. Journey
  9. Serendipity
  10. Relentless
Croft says boaters frequently come to BoatUS to get ideas for a name by taking a peek at the Association’s online list of over 8,000 boat names, then use the free and easy layout program to, “Start playing around with a boat name to get an idea of what it will look like, picking letter styles and colors.” Boaters can then choose to either order online or if they want some more creative help, may use the BoatUS Premium Boat Graphics service that offers the talents of a professional designer. An online photo gallery can also help boaters also narrow down a choice.

“Picking a boat name can be harder than naming one’s own child,” said Croft, who has had to name several of his boats through the years. “Boat names can reflect your lifestyle, your relationship to loved ones or what you do for a living. And that’s only the beginning.” For the record, Croft’s first boat name was “Constitution” because, “We happened to name her on a July 4th weekend and I had only a limited choice of ugly hardware store letters.” For his second boat name, Croft chose “Aiden R.” after his only son and used the BoatUS graphics service.  “Kids sometimes think it’s pretty cool to have their name on a boat. It’s also a real safe bet for parent to choose – but only if you have one child,” he said with a smile.

Press release source: www.boatus.com
Photo source (as well as embroidered boat name polo shirt): www.boatnamegear.com


Friday, March 20, 2015

SailQuest Boat Show Returns To Mystic Shipyard


SailQuest Boat Show Companies announced recently that Mystic Shipyard will be the location for its annual boutique boat show to be held May 1-3, 2015. This family-oriented show will feature new sailboats, trawlers, downeast-style powerboats, kayaks, paddle boards and select brokerage yachts for sale, from 12 to over 50 feet long. Located in the heart of historic Mystic, Connecticut, Mystic Shipyard is offering free parking and free admission to the show.

“We are excited to hold SailQuest at Mystic Shipyard. Boutique shows give our clients the opportunity to view their favorite brands without the crowds and hassles of the big fall shows. Mystic offers many attractions and is known for its special place in maritime history. Having the show in early May makes SailQuest the kickoff to the 2015 boating season,” states Tom Pilkington, Prestige Yacht Sales, Norwalk, CT.

The docks at Mystic Shipyard will showcase a wide range of models, including: Catalina, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Hunter, Lagoon, Beneteau, Minor Offshore, Nordic Tug, Hunt, Blue Jacket,  X-Yachts, Southport and more to be announced. 

SailQuest Boat Show Companies will be supporting Sails Up 4 Cancer Organization at the show.  Sails Up 4 Cancer is a non profit organization dedicated to funding research in the education, prevention, and cure for all types of cancer through the art and enjoyment of sailing.
Bring your friends and family to this show and enjoy Downtown Mystic’s shops, restaurants and of course Historic Mystic Seaport. 

Mystic Shipyard Address: 100 Essex Street, Mystic, CT 06335. 

If you are interested in exhibiting, please call Anne atWindCheck at 203-332-7639 or emailanne@windcheckmagazine.com .

About SailQuest Boat Show Companies: Since 2008, they have brought this boutique boat show to Connecticut shoreline mariners for many years and prides itself on holding the show in various towns along the shoreline.