The story behind your boat's name

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dpvandy01, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Rivertender

    Rivertender Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 7, 2006
    Tampa Bay
    370 aft cabin S Ray 1997
    Twin 454

    My other half created, named, and executive produced PBS 's READING RAINBOW for all of it's 26 years. Few others have had the situational priviledge of positively influencing so many young people's reading habits, so the name is my attempt to honor her accomplishment.

    The boat is about to be documented to this name as we are just getting around to changing the name.
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  2. Rivertender

    Rivertender Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 7, 2006
    Tampa Bay
    370 aft cabin S Ray 1997
    Twin 454
    .My other half created, named, and executive produced PBS 's READING RAINBOW for all of its 26 years (which got her 10 personal daytimecEmmys). Few others have had the situational opportunity to positively influence so many young people's reading experience. The name is my attempt to honor her accomplishment. Boat is about to be documented to that name.
  3. Brent Nutting

    Brent Nutting Member

    Mar 24, 2016
    Lk Saint Clair, Fair Haven, MI
    2002 480 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3196
    Boat's Name is Irie (documented).
    Definition by Urban Dictionary:

    Top definition
    to be at total peace with your current state of being. The way you feel when you have no worries.
  4. Soulshine

    Soulshine Member

    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    My boat’s names have always been song titles.

    This started with a boat that was already named Dirty Deeds... not exactly my style, but I didn’t own it long.

    I’ve had boats named Gilded Splinters, Soulshine and currently Feelin’ Alright.

    I have a small, insane project speed boat that will be called Stone Cold Fever if I ever finish it.

    This has become contagious among my boating friends and dock neighbors with theirs being Good Vibrations, Slow Ride, Here Comes The Sun and Whole Lotta Rosie to name a few.
  5. ThorSen

    ThorSen Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    Western North Carolina
    2018 SPX 190 OUTBOARD 150
    150 4-stroke Mercury outboard

    After all, they are what we use to pay for, all our toys!
  6. M Prod

    M Prod Active Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 340 Sundancer
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    ‘PARIS’ The Admiral and I spent our honeymoon in this amazing city, and since then it has become one of our favourite places in the world having been back many times since. It became like a second home, and was/is our happy place. With the birth of our son, we decided to put our world travels on hold for a bit and got into boating. This being our second boat that we now vacation on, Paris just seemed like a natural fit. Even though we’re not going abroad so much as of late, we still will always have Paris.

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  7. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Member

    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    1A05A23B-64D6-4E35-A4C9-3FE54EFE6102.png My boat doesn’t have a name. But my wife thinks I should call it. “The Grinch” because she thinks I’m a grinch.
  8. Mike D. 895

    Mike D. 895 New Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    2007 32 Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 Mercruisers
  9. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3

    Have a friend who named his boat 'Good Vibrations', a rather stogey couple asked him how he came up with the name - he told them one of his businesses made vibrators (for ladies). Of course he doesn't, he just wanted to raise their eyebrows.
  10. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    Honda 30HP
    We did a major facelift on “Beach Inn” in September (kids named her that) we never really liked it and since they’re not on the boat much anymore we’re renaming her “MOJO”
    Our initials. To go with her good looks now.
  11. Soulshine

    Soulshine Member

    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    That’s great!

    For similar reasons I plan to name my next dinghy Shoregasm.

  12. Boatguy49036

    Boatguy49036 Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2017
    Marblehead , OH
    390 Sundancer 2004
    Garmin 7612 XSV
    8.1 Mercruiser
    Our boats name: On Second Thought...

    My wife and I always wanted a big boat but a few years ago we talked ourselves out of it. So impractical, waste of money, blah blah blah. One day in the summer of 2017, we were contemplating Our 1st year of retirement and big boat discussion came up again. She’s ours now. YOLO
  13. JoAna

    JoAna Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    San Diego, CA
    2005 420DB
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3 450HP
    Our last boat named: "SolAna" Sol which is Spanish for Sun and Ana (my first name). We are currently in the middle of purchasing a 2006 Sea Ray 45 foot Sedan Bridge and so far don't have a solid name yet. But the Captain kinda likes "Scuttlebutt" I like "Salty Kisses" for its obvious meaning.
  14. Walshy

    Walshy New Member

    Feb 7, 2018
    2005 420 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSL twin
    My fathers boat was called Imerus (Him-Her-Us), it's a bit corny but we loved it and so called our boat ImerusToo (literally) in his honour. Imerus copy.jpg
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  15. CaptainRandall

    CaptainRandall New Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    1997 Sundancer 300
    Twin 260 Mercs
    Ours is actually a bit controversial. We have three daughters so we named our boat 'Three Sisters' in reference to the supposed 'rogue wave' action which occurs in the Great Lakes. I'm not sure if it is referred to similarly on the oceans. Some have told me that it is ominous or even bad luck to name a boat 'Three Sisters'. I'm not superstitious. I find that most trouble happens when you are not prepared or make irresponsible decisions. Of course, anything can happen to the most seasoned captain, but I don't think a boat name is any cause for concern.
  16. dvx216

    dvx216 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives

    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Getting it made as we speak The definition prerogative just seemed fitting
    a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.
    "owning an automobile was still the prerogative of the rich"
    synonyms: entitlement, right, privilege, advantage, due, birthright
    "it's my prerogative to hold on to the farm"

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  17. Desert Moon

    Desert Moon New Member

    Mar 7, 2018
    1991 350 Sundancer
    Twin 454 Mercruiser V Drive
    My last name is the sundancer is now moondancer
    My next boat will be
    That is where they landed on the moon for the 1st time.

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