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Cool Boat Name Ideas: Because A Good Boat Needs A Good Name

Updated on January 18, 2017

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Naming Your New Vessel Must Be 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 by not having a name, but feel free to give it one if you wish, though. 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. Thanks for stopping by.

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A Boat Ain't a Boat Until It Has a Name

5 Below
14th Wonder
34th Street
80/20
401K

Abigail
Above and Beyond
Above Par
Above the Cut
Abracadabra
Abraham
Achieving Average
Adam and Eve
Adam’s Refuge
Akasha
Aladdin
Aladdin’s Treasure
All Kinds of Craziness
Alotta Ocean
All Rumors
American Girl
An Affair To Remember
Ancient Dream
Andromeda
Angel Heart
Anger Management
Annie Wilkes
Apache Moon
Arcadia
Area 51
Aristotle
Around The World In 79 Days
As Good As It Gets
Ashley Ivy
A Treasure Found
Aurora Enterprise

Baby Firefly
Baby Moon
Bachelor’s Delight (Marriage does limit freedom just a bit.)
Bacchus (Roman god of wine and intoxication.)
Bad News
Bad to the Bone
Baked in the Cake
Baroness
Barracuda
Batteries Not Included
Beat The Clock
Bedazzled Hustler
Bella Rosa
Bermuda Square (Perfect name for the yacht that sails near the Caribbean.)
Best of Boat Worlds
Better When Wet
Bewitched
Beyond the Outer Limits
Big Bad Wolf
Big Nauti (What a wonderful play on boating terminology.)
Billy the Kid
Binary Event
Black Pearl (Anyone who has bought a yacht has considered this name.)
Bliss on the Sea
Bo Didley
Born To Be Bad
Bottoms Up
Brand New Trade
Brass Monkey
Bullish Activity
Butterfly Crush
Buzz Light Year

Calypso
Cannibal Caretaker
Caruso
Celtic Rose
Century Charm
Cersei
Champagne On Deck
Cherished Moments
Chrome Dancer
Cloud Nine
Cloudy With A Chance of Rain
Cookie Monster
Cool Whip
Corrupt to the Core
Cover Girl
Cracker Jack
Crazy Ivan
Crescent Moon
Crimson Guard
Cruel Sea
Crystal Sin
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Cure For the Common Life
Curious Lady

Daddy’s Dollars
Dancing in the Storm
Dark Secret
Darwin’s Commando
Deadliest Catch
December Rust
Deep Six
Deja Voodoo
Delilah Steele
Devil’s Advocate
Dirty Harry
Dixie Jones
Don’t Laugh With Me
Doppelganger
Dory
Dream Therapy
Due South
Duchess

Early In The Day
Eastern Light
Eclipse Red
Ellen Ripley
Emerald Rigby
Energetic
Epic Moves
European Blend
Event Horizon
Ever So Clever
Eye of the Storm

Family Affair
Fat Chance
Fight For Your Right
Finnigan
First In Business
Five Star Feline
Flash Dance
Fly Me To The Moon
Full Throttle

General Zod
Georgia Girl
Glass Slipper
God Of War
Golden Coin
Goliath
Good Luck Charm
Gordon Gekko
Go Short
Governor’s Daughter
Gravy
Great Pumpkin
Gypsy Embassy

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 unusual color scheme. Such colors plus an unusual name will make your on-water getaway much more memorable.

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Boat Names That Are Awesome and Memorable

Hail Mary
Hands On
Happy Ending
Happy Hour
Hard Knox
Heart of the Dragon
Helena Divine
Hercules’ Wave
High Class
Higher Revenue
Highlander
Hit and Run
Holly Frontier
Honey Passions
Honky Tonk Animal
Hot and Toasty
Hot Flash
How To Lose A Girl In 10 Days
Hypnotic Grace

Image Is Everything
Impulse Order
Indecent Exposure
Instigator
Insufferable
Isle of Woman

Jack of Hearts
Jaded
Jafar
Jinx Frost
Judge and Jury
Just A Dream

Karma Sonic
Kipling
Kissy Suzuki
Knight Of The Caribbean
Knot The Mama

Ladies First
Lady Zoom
Lament Configuration
Last Time I Was Here
Lecter’s Lady
Leviathan
Liberty Meadows
Life of Leisure
Life Will Kill You
Little Shop of Horrors
Longitude Daze
Love Me Tender
Low Tide
Lucia
Lucifer
Lucy In The Sky
Lying Bastard

Made the Hard Way
Maelstrom Avenger
Magenta
Mail Order Bride
Mariposa
Meridian
Midnight Cowgirl
Miss Kitty
Miss Taro
Misty Dawn
Moody Diva
More Than Enough
Mr. Joshua
Mya Jane
Myrtle Beach Time
Mystic of Time

Neptune Reef
Neverland
Night Time In Miami
Nikita
Northern Exposure
Not So Happy
Number 6

Ocean Outlaw
Octopussy
Odds Are Cosmic
Old Fashion
Omega Red
One Size Fits All
On The Rocks
Orion

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Cool Sailboat Names Make The Man (or Woman)

Pandemonium
Paradise Pirate
Parent Trap
Patient Zero
Peaceful Fountains of Desire
Penny Lotts
Pillar of Autumn
Pink Rose
Plenty O’Toole
Poised For Growth
Poor Poor Despicable Me
Popeye
Predictable
Proteus

Queen Sky
Quest Jetter
Quiet Sail
Quiver Reel

Racing the Desert
Rapid Fire
Rasputin
Ready for the Day
Rebel Soul
Red Swan
Refuge Way
Riff Raff
Rio Summer
Rock Bottom
Robin Hood
Rooster Cruiser
Roxie
Rumor Has It

Sad Hamburger
Sallie Rodeo
Salty Dog
Sandman
Seaclusion
Sea Nymph
Second Wind
Serenity
She Got The House
Shelter From the Storm
Shock Wave
Short Squeeze
Sienna Marie
Silver Lining
Six Feet Under
Sky’s the Limit
Slippery Monkey
Slow Going
Sneezing Panda
Solitaire
Some Like It Cold
Something Better
Soon To Be Dead
Sounds of the Night
Southern Comfort
Spartacus
Spearmint
Spirit Folly
Star of the Runway
Star of the Quarter
Starry Ice
Still In Fashion
Stormy Waters
Strawberry Fields
Suicide Blonde
Summer Moon

Taboo Ways
Tall Goddess
Tarot Odyssey
Taste of Victory
Thanks For Nothing
The End Is Weird
The First Twenty Million
The Gentleman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain
The Spin Never Stops
The Whole Point
This Time Around
Too Cheap To Ignore
Top Of the Hour
Treasure Girl
Tug
Tuna Helper

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
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Naming Your Boat Is Always a Little Easier With a Suggestion List

Unchained Melody
Underdog
Undine
Unfriendly Bride
United Dancer
Unity
Unnamed
Up To No Good
Utopia
Uptown Girl

Vader’s Floating Palace
Vagabond
Valiant Waters
Vanilla Sky
Vanishing Point
Velvet Morning
Venger
Verbal Kint
Vertigo
Very Goodnight
Victorious
Viking God
Virgin Mary
Voodoo Vixen
Voyager Templar

Walkabout
Wandering Comet
Wanderlust
Water Bird
Water Horse
Wave Bye Bye
Way Cool!
Wealthy Nun
Weatherly
Weekend Edition
Wet Lady
Wet Poodle
What If?
Whimsy
Whirlwind
Whisky Venom
Whisper
Whistler
White Pearl
White Satin Knight
Wicked Witch of the North
Wild Affair
Wildflower
Will of Zeus
Wind Gypsy
Wendigo In The Wind
Wind Song
Windsor Vast
Winning Ticket
Winter Victory
Woodland Fairy
Woodstock
World Is Not Enough

Xanadu
Xena
X-Factor

Yachts All Folks
Yacht C
Yankee Dog
Yellow Whale

Zen Rich
Zephyr
Zero Game
Zero To Hero
Zodiac Pisces
Zombie Refuge
Zulu Dawn

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