Jumping from fifth to first, “Serenity" was the most popular boat name for 2013, according to Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS). “Second Wind” moved up from sixth to second, while “Island Girl” cracked the top 10 for the first time at third. (Click the song titles for musical accompaniment.)
Possibly as a sign of the times regarding concerns about Big Government, “Freedom” also showed up for the first time at fourth.
- Second Wind
- Island Girl
- Island Time
- Irish Wake
- Happy Hours
- Seas the Day
“We’ve had indicators that a boater who names his boat Second Wind may have rebounded from a misfortune such as divorce, health or other major issue, while someone who names his boat Island Girl or Island Time may enjoy a more carefree spirit and need an escape from everyday life,” said Greg Edge of BoatUS Boat Graphics. “And you can guess that boats with names like Happy Hours may be the most popular boats on Friday night at the marina or Saturday afternoon raft-up – their more outgoing owners celebrating with family and friends.”
Need a boat name? BoatUS has more than two decades of top 10 boat name lists and more than 9,000 names in its online Boat Name Directory, as well as a checklist to help pick a name, christening ceremony information, and an easy-to-use online design tool to make your own boat name here.