Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Relax! The Top Boat Names Are Out

Top boat names show that boaters are seeking serenity, and they want it NOW!

Photo © Boat Name Gear
This morning we released the most popular boat names of 2011 on FirstBoat.com. A trend seems to have emerged from this year’s list that demonstrates how boaters enjoy their time on the water. Boat names like Serenity, Happy Ours, Family Time and Just Chillin dominated this year’s top ten. Does this tell you that boating really provides people with a way to relax and make the most of their time with family and friends? Is your boat name on the list?

We had help
The list is compiled annually by FirstBoat in collaboration with www.CustomBoatNames.com - where boaters design their own boat name lettering online, and www.BoatNameGear.com - the leading retailer of personalized gear and gifts for boaters. FirstBoat is also the home of the original Boat Name Machine, featuring over 100,000 randomly generated boat names. The Boat Name Machine and other boat naming resources are available online at www.FirstBoat.com.

The List
Following are the top ten most popular boat names for 2011:
  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)