400+ Cool and Unique Boat Name Ideas

Updated on September 1, 2018
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Cool boat names
Cool boat names

Naming Your New Vessel Is a Top Priority

Having a cool name for your yacht, sail boat, or other water vessel is essential to be in good standing with people who enjoy being out on the water on a regular basis. Now don't get me wrong; if all you have is a speed boat or fishing boat, then you're probably safe not giving it a name. If, however, you own a more substantial vessel, such as a sail boat, house boat, or yacht, then it's an unspoken rule that you need a good name. The downside of not naming your ship is a severe lack of respect from other sailors and maybe even some ridicule behind your back. You've been warned.

Somewhere in the list of names below, I'm sure you'll find the perfect one to use for your new boat, and if you don't, try mixing and matching to come up with even more interesting possibilities!

Best Boat Names

  • Alotta Ocean
  • Best of Boat Worlds
  • Seaduction
  • Bacon in the Sun
  • Yachts All Folks
  • Ships n' Giggles
  • Master Baiter
  • Fo' Reels
  • Big Nauti
  • Best Sailection
  • Legacy
  • Row V. Wave
  • B-Yacht'ch

Cool Names for Your Vessel

Heart of the Dragon
Highlander
Honey Passions
Honey Passions
Instigator
Insufferable
Jaded
Jafar
Jinx Frost
Kissy Suzuki
Knight Of The Caribbean
Knot the Mama
Ladies First
Lament Configuration
Lamprey
Last Time I Was Here
Lecter’s Lady
Lucia
Lucifer
Maelstrom Avenger
Mail Order Bride
Moody Diva
More Than Enough
Mr. Joshua
Mya Jane
Mystic of Time
Night Time In Miami
Nikita
Nina Simone
Northern Exposure
Not So Happy
Odds Are Cosmic
Omega Red
On The Rocks
Paradise Pirate
Patient Zero
Penny Lotts
Pillar of Autumn
Popeye
Props
Quest Jetter
Racing the Desert
Ready for the Day
Rebel Soul
Rock Bottom
Robin Hood
Rooster Cruiser
Sallie Rodeo
Salty Dog
Sandman
Sappho
Shock Wave
Six Feet Under
Sky’s the Limit
Something Better
Soon To Be Dead
Sounds of the Night
Spirit Folly
Star of the Runway
Star of the Quarter
Starry Ice
Suicide Blonde
Taboo Ways
The Funk
Top Of the Hour
Twilight Time
Underdog
Utopia
Uptown Girl
Vagabond
Valiant Waters
Vanishing Point
Vertigo
Viking God
Voodoo Vixen
Voyager Templar
Wandering Comet
Water Horse
Weatherly
Wet Lady
Whisky Venom
White Pearl
White Satin Knight
Wicked Witch of the North
Wild Affair
Will of Zeus
Wind Gypsy
Wendigo In The Wind
Windsor Vast
Winter Victory
Wooden Tiger
Woodland Fairy
Woodstock
Xena
X-Factor
Yankee Dog
Yellow Whale
Zen Rich
Zero Game
Zero To Hero
Zodiac Pisces
Zombie Refuge
Zenysis
Verbana
Nirvana

Sailboat Names That Make the Man (or the Woman)

Abracadabra
Abraham
Absolution
Akasha
Annie Wilkes
An Affair To Remember
Ancient Dream
Angel Heart
Baby Firefly
Baby Moon
Batteries Not Included
Better Ways
Better When Wet
Bewitched
Beyond the Outer Limits
Bottoms Up
Brand New Trade
Century Charm
Cherokee Rose
Copeland
Crimson Guard
Cruel Sea
Curious Lady
Dancing in the Storm
December Rust
Dream Therapy
Due South
Event Horizon
Epic Moves
Flash Dance
Gravy
Hands On
Hit and Run
Holly Frontier
Hot Flash
Hypnotic Grace
Isle of Woman
Lady Zoom
Pandemonium
Poised For Growth
Predictable
Rapid Fire
Rasputin
Riff Raff
Rio Summer
Shaken Not Stirred
Slow Going
Stormy Waters
Taste of Victory
The Spin Never Stops
The Whole Point
This Time Around

Classy Boat Names

14th Wonder
401K
Above and Beyond
Above Par
Above the Cut
Abigail
Abraxas
Aladdin’s Treasure
Aristotle
Andromeda
A Treasure Found
Aurora Enterprise
Baroness
Bacchus (Roman god of wine and intoxication)
Aladdin
Arcadia
Ashley Ivy
American Girl
Bella Rosa
Black Pearl
Bliss on the Sea
Bowline
Calypso
Caruso
Celtic Rose
Cersei
Champagne On Deck
Cherished Moments
Cover Girl
Crescent Moon
Delilah Steele
Dory
Duchess
Eastern Light
Eclipse Red
Ellen Ripley
Emerald Rigby
European Blend
First Edition
First In Business
Five Star Feline
Fly Me To The Moon
Glass Slipper
High Class
Happy Ending
Helena Divine
Hercules’ Wave
Higher Revenue
Jack of Hearts
Just A Dream
Kipling
Lap of Luxury
Leviathan
Life of Leisure
Liberty Meadows
Lucy In The Sky
Magenta
Mariposa
Meridian
Orion
Queen Sky
Pink Rose
Proteus
Quiet Sail
Red Swan
Roxie
Sea Nymph
Second Wind
Serenity
Sienna Marie
Silver Lining
Southern Comfort
Spartacus
Strawberry Fields
Tall Goddess
Tarot Odyssey
The Pearl
Titanic
Treasure Girl
Unchained Melody
Unity
Unnamed
Vanilla Sky
Velvet Morning
Victorious
Virgin Mary
Wanderlust
Whisper
Whistler
Wildflower
Wind Song
Zephyr

Clever Names for Pun Lovers

Achieving Average
Around The World In 79 Days
Homerun Hire
Happy Hour
Aboat Time
Parent Trap
The Codfather
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
She Got The House
Usain Boat
Marlin Monroe
Refuge Way
Ship For Brains
Seas the Day
Had It All, Lost It All
Up To No Good
Wave Bye Bye
Unfriendly Bride

Homeless
Seas the Day
Thanks For Nothing
Moor Often Than Knot
Hail Mary
Weekend Edition
Solitaire
Rumor Has It
Pier Pressure
Vader’s Floating Palace
The End Is Weird
80/20 (Stocks/bonds split)
What If?
The First Twenty Million
Some Like It Cold
As Good As It Gets
Bachelor’s Delight
Too Cheap to Ignore
Cool Whip
But Came Down A Mountain
Wet Poodle
The Gentleman Who Went Up A Hill
Yacht C
Octopussy
Shelter From the Storm
Seaclusion

Fishing Boat Names

Quiver Reel
SS Minnow
Silver Lining
Tug
Tuna Helper
Can of Sardines
Angler's Edge
Bait Master
Talkin Bass
5 Below
Moonlighting
Neverland
Old Fashion
What-a-Fish
Fish N' Chips

Creative Names for Your Yacht

5 x 5
34th Street
Adam’s Refuge
All Kinds of Craziness
Apache Moon
As Good As It Gets
Bad to the Bone
Barracuda
Beat The Clock
Bedazzled Hustler
Big Bad Wolf
Billy the Kid
Bo Didley
Boom Time
Born To Be Bad
Bullish Activity
Butterfly Crush
Buzz Light Year
Cannibal Caretaker
Chrome Dancer
Cloud Nine
Cloudy With A Chance of Rain
Comparisons
Cookie Monster
Corrupt to the Core
Cracker Jack
Crazy Ivan
Crystal Sin
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Cure for the Common Life
Daddy’s Dollars
Dark Secret
Deadliest Catch
Devil’s Advocate
Dirty Harry
Dixie Jones
Don’t Laugh With Me
Early In The Day
Energetic
Ever So Clever
Eve's Refuge
Family Affair
Fight For Your Right
Finnigan
Full Throttle
General Zod
Georgia Girl
God Of War
Golden Coin
Goliath
Good Luck Charm
Good Vibrations
Happy Cabbage
Honky Tonk Animal
Hot and Toasty
I Put A Spell On You
Longitude Daze
Judge and Jury
Karma Sonic
Life Will Kill You
Low Beta
Low Tide
Neptune Reef
Ocean Outlaw
Short Squeeze
Sneezing Panda
Slippery Monkey
Wealthy Nun
Winning Ticket
World Is Not Enough
One Size Fits All
Water Bird

Unique Boat Names

All Rumors Are Blue
Anger Management
Area 51
Bo Didley
Baked in the Cake
Bermuda Square
Binary Event
Bond Girl
Brass Monkey
Can’t Take It With You
Cash Negative
Darwin’s Commando
Deep Six
Dazed and Confused
Deja Voodoo
Ding A Ling
Doppelgänger
Eye of the Storm
Fat Chance
Go Short
Gordon Gekko
Governor’s Daughter
Great Pumpkin
Hard Knox
Image Is Everything
Impulse Order
Indecent Exposure
Little Shop of Horrors
Love Me Tender
Lying Bastard
Made the Hard Way
Midnight Cowgirl
Miss Kitty
Miss Taro
Misty Dawn
Myrtle Beach Time 
Number 6
Peaceful Fountains of Desire
Plenty O’Toole
Poor Poor Despicable Me
Sad Hamburger
Spearmint
Still In Fashion
Summer Moon
Undine
United Dancer
Venger
Verbal Kint
Very Goodnight
Walkabout
Way Cool!
Whimsy
Whirlwind
Xanadu
Zulu Dawn
Big Story

Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.

— George Matthew Adams

Tips for Coming Up With a Name for Your Boat or Ship

  • Let your plans for your new vessel inspire its name. Using it for racing and speed? You could throw the word "fast" in there. Using it strictly for relaxing and taking it easy? "Slow" or words associated with stress relief could be used.
  • How many people do you plan on having on your boat? Will it be just you or maybe your family and friends? Plan on throwing lots of parties, or just wasting away the day in silence by yourself?
  • The color of your ship can play a crucial role in its naming, especially if you have an unusually bold or unique color scheme. Such colors plus an unusual name will make your on-water getaway much more memorable.

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        Holly 

        2 days ago

        Pretty fly for a white guy

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        Fred 

        2 days ago

        Sailboat: Passing Wind

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        Joe 

        3 days ago

        Pocket Change

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        Mike 

        2 weeks ago

        Alli Girl

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        carol c 

        4 weeks ago

        Let's Get Nauti!

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        kinggeordie 

        5 weeks ago

        HOPE "It Floats"

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        Supernurse369 

        2 months ago

        Always Ready

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        Nick 

        3 months ago

        Black pearl

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        Lenny Witt 

        4 months ago

        Wanna combine My Passed career (Heights Carpenter 300+ft.) and Injury that took me out, "They had to cut out my Lumbar complete(Lumbar Laminectomy) Maybe something like "No Bones About It",

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        Tango Dancer 

        4 months ago

        Named after our Dog & Dance!

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        Joe 

        6 months ago

        Deep Sea Rider

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        Carol 

        7 months ago

        Jamaica Me Crazy

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        Constantine Suckup 

        12 months ago

        KS Barack Hussein Obama

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        Mark 

        12 months ago

        Black Jack

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        Anna t 

        12 months ago

        sea la vie

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