Post your boat's name

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dave S, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Rohan

    Rohan Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River, Sydney, Austra
    2008 Sea Ray 275 Sundancer, NorthStar 657 Chartplotter, 2.6m Zodiac tender 3.3 Mercury O/B
    350 Mag SeaCore Bravo III drive
    We named our boat after the name of the last ship my great grandfather commanded, which was the second ship to bear that name.

    The first Acara was a 4193 GRT steam ship, 380 feet long, built in England in 1898 and which on 1 March 1902 ran aground east of Jones Inlet, Long Island NY, under the command of George Kilgour. It became known as the Tea Wreck due to the amount of tea it was carrying on its voyage to New York. Today the ship lies a little over ¼ of a mile off the coast in about 20 feet of water.

    The second Acara was built in the same shipyard in England in 1904 and was 4982 GRT and 400 feet long. My great grandfather, Captain Arkley Smith, born in Dundee Scotland on 31 May 1860, was the master of this ship from 1905 through until his retirement in 1909. That ship was sold on many times over the following years, ultimately to the Italian Achille Lauro Line and renamed Ercole. It was scuttled by the German forces off the coast of Livorno Italy in July 1944, then refloated after the war, refurbished and put back into service. It was later broken up for scrap in 1952.

    The third Acara is therefore my 2008 275 (260DA) and we don’t plan for the history of Acara 3 to be quite as eventful!

    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
  2. Scott3262

    Scott3262 Member

    Jun 21, 2016
    Myrtle Beach, S. C.
    2003 Sea Ray 260 Sundancer
    350 Mercrusier w/ Bravo III out drive
    Mine of course is named after the Admiral, "The Tamz" notice the "Z" has hair tools, as she is a very hard working salon owner/operator. She deserves all the R and R she can get!

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  3. Last Dollar

    Last Dollar Member

    May 10, 2011
    Huntington WV boating the Ohio River and lakes in
    Sea Ray 225
    5.0 Mercruiser
    LA$T DOLLAR..........Got the inspiration for this at the marina gas pumps a few years back when gas cost over 5.00 a gallon. I came to the conclusion that I will spend my last dollar on boating, with no regrets.


    Jan 4, 2017
    Solomons Island Maryland
    SeaRay 400 sedan bridge
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    My first " named " boat was named after my wife. Her name is Sue Ellen, but her family called her Suzelle. So we were at the closing table and had to come up with a name pretty quick for the documentation papers. She didn't like it much but everybody else loved it. We have recently sold her and are in the process of purchasing our new to us boat a 2001 SEARAY 400 sedan bridge. Sea trial is scheduled for tomorrow.

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  5. hakunamatata

    hakunamatata Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2015
    Southport Marina - Kenosha WI - Lake Michigan
    410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126
    Our 410 we closed on the week before Thanksgiving and since she was sitting in storage, her name remains "Just 1 More" until we are able to get her in the water to perform the renaming ceremony when she will become "Hakuna Matata." This will be our 3rd rendition of this, but are electing to drop the roman numerals this time around. My wife works for an adult beverage company and needless to say our bar is always well stocked. As a result she had made several years back some drink books that barred the name "Hakuna Matata II" on it. Earlier this winter after clearing all of the PO's crap off of the boat we began to load the our stuff aboard and thought we had grabbed and left home everything with the old name. Well, this drink book happened to make it aboard and when she came across it, I never saw a book go flying off the boat as quickly as that did. She said she isn't taking any chances in angering the gods with this boat. We didn't perform the renaming ceremony on either of the two prior boats and definitely had our shares of misshaps and problems. Coincidence, or was Titan really just pissed off? Not taking a chance this time around!
  6. RidgeRunner

    RidgeRunner Member

    Jan 25, 2017
    Chesapeake VA
    Amberjack w/ Fishing Package. Full Camper Pkg. 3 ax. Trler. Standard Horizon 2200 VHF w/AIS No Mid
    Single 350 MAG MPI B3
    "Mountains to Sea" was conceived prior to purchase.
    Based on my Vacation home in the Va. Mountains and the 4hr travel time between there and the coast.
  7. scooper321

    scooper321 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    "Lollygagger" 2003 Sundancer 320, Simrad NSS2 Evo9
    Twin 5.7L Horizon Mercruiser (350 MAG MPI) V-drives

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