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400+ Cool and Unique Boat Name Ideas

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Cool boat names take time to come up with. Here are over 400 hundred to help inspire you!

Cool boat names take time to come up with. Here are over 400 hundred to help inspire you!

Naming Your New Vessel Is a Top Priority

Having a cool name for your yacht, sailboat, or another water vessel is practically a requirement to remain in good standing with all the other 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 pontoon party boat, houseboat, or yacht—then it's kind of an unspoken rule that you need a cool name for it.

The large list of cool boat names found below is my humble attempt to help you find that perfect name for your new vessel. Don't be afraid to mix and match some of the choices to come up with even more unique names for your boat. Thanks for giving the article a chance, and stay safe while on the water!

Best Boat Names!


For Reels

Yachts All Folks

Bacon in the Sun

Best Sailection


Miss Conduct

Alotta Ocean


Row V. Wave


Best of Boat Worlds

Dirty Oar

Ships n' Giggles

The Court Ship


Moor Often Than Knot

Sea Senora

Life is Good

Grace to Glory

Big Nauti


Inversion of the Curve

Seas the Day


Yada Yachta

The Zartan


All Spice

Arm Candy

Working Girl

Inside Fast

Wild Bill



Snake Eyes



Miami MVP

Bad Attitude

Second Glance

Double Up

Funny boat names for those with a sense of humor.

Funny boat names for those with a sense of humor.

More Cool Names for Boats




Jinx Frost

Knight Of The Caribbean

Knot the Mama

Ladies First

Lament Configuration

Last Time I Was Here

Maelstrom Avenger



Mail Order Bride

Moody Diva

More Than Enough

Mr. Joshua

Mystic of Time

Night Time In Miami


Nina Simone

Not So Happy

Odds Are Cosmic

Kissy Suzuki


Patient Zero

Penny Lotts

Pillar of Autumn


Quest Jetter

Racing the Desert

Ready for the Day

Top of the Hour

Heart of the Dragon

Rooster Cruiser

Sallie Rodeo

Salty Dog


Shock Wave

Six Feet Under

Sky’s the Limit

Soon To Be Dead

Sounds of the Night

Rock Bottom

Star of the Runway

Starry Ice

Suicide Blonde

Taboo Ways

The Funk

Paradise Pirate


Something Better

Uptown Girl

Valiant Waters



Viking God

Voyager Templar

Wandering Comet

Water Horse


Whisky Venom

Honey Passions

White Satin Knight

Wicked Witch of the North

Will of Zeus

Wind Gypsy

Wendigo In The Wind

Windsor Vast

Zero to Hero

Woodland Fairy

Wet Lady


Yankee Dog

Yellow Whale

Zen Rich

Zero Game

Zodiac Pisces

Zombie Refuge



Sector 7

Voodoo Vixen


Big Top

One of the Best Songs for Sailing

This is one of the most beautiful songs about sailing that I've ever heard, and I know for a fact that some of my friends that have boats play this tune whenever they take to the seas. Listening to this with the wind blowing through your hair is a great feeling, and one that I highly recommend you try. Just be warned that an experience like the one I just described may want to make you go out and buy a boat of your very own.

Sailboat Names That Make the Man (or the Woman)





Annie Wilkes

An Affair To Remember

Ancient Dream

Angel Heart

Baby Firefly

Baby Moon

Batteries Not Included

Better Ways

Better When Wet


Beyond the Outer Limits

Bottoms Up

Brand New Trade

Century Charm

Cherokee Rose


Crimson Guard

Cruel Sea

Curious Lady

Dancing in the Storm

December Rust

Dream Therapy

Due South

Event Horizon

Epic Moves

Flash Dance


Hands On

Hit and Run

Holly Frontier

Hot Flash

Hypnotic Grace

Isle of Woman

Lady Zoom


Poised For Growth


Rapid Fire


Riff Raff

Rio Summer

Shaken Not Stirred

Slow Going

Stormy Waters

Taste of Victory

The Spin Never Stops

The Whole Point

This Time Around






Azure's Dream

Total Effect


POV from front of a boat.

POV from front of a boat.

Classy Boat Names

14th Wonder


Above and Beyond

Above Par

Above the Cut



Aladdin’s Treasure



A Treasure Found

Aurora Enterprise


Bacchus (Roman god of wine and intoxication)



Ashley Ivy

American Girl

Bella Rosa

Black Pearl

Bliss on the Sea




Celtic Rose


Champagne On Deck

Cherished Moments

Cover Girl

Crescent Moon

Delilah Steele



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


Lap of Luxury


Life of Leisure

Liberty Meadows

Lucy In The Sky





Queen Sky

Pink Rose


Quiet Sail

Red Swan


Sea Nymph

Second Wind


Sienna Marie

Silver Lining

Southern Comfort


Strawberry Fields

Tall Goddess

Tarot Odyssey

The Pearl


Treasure Girl

Unchained Melody



Vanilla Sky

Velvet Morning


Virgin Mary





Wind Song


The Clutch

Rough Numbers

Lady Heather


Clever boat names make you seem smart.

Clever boat names make you seem smart.

Clever and Cool Boat Names for People Who Love the Water

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


Seas the Day

Thanks For Nothing

Moor Often Than Knot

Hail Mary

Weekend Edition


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


Shelter From the Storm


Fast Money


Fish and Ships

Enough Said

A famous boat name, for sure.

A famous boat name, for sure.

Unusual Boat Names That Stand Out

Phixius: This name means "put in to fight", and my first run-in with this word came from the movie The Replacements (2000). This was the name of Shane Falco's houseboat.

Poseidon: Poseidon was most well known for being the god of the sea and storms in ancient Greek religion. Pairing this name along with cool artwork of a trident (his main accessory) would definitely give you one of the better yacht boat names on the ocean.

Funny Fishing Boat Names to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Quiver Reel

SS Minnow

Silver Lining


Tuna Helper

Can of Sardines

Angler's Edge

Bait Master

Talkin Bass

5 Below



Old Fashion


Fish N' Chips

Reel Secrets

Fin & Tonic

Wave Buster

Bad News

Pier Pressure

Heavy Duty


Molly Bloom

One Day Gain

Idle Time

Master Baiter


High Noon


Off the Hook

Sailboats need names too.

Sailboats need names too.

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


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


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


Ever So Clever

Eve's Refuge

Family Affair

Fight For Your Right


Full Throttle

General Zod

Georgia Girl

God Of War

Golden Coin


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

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

Classic Boat Names That Are Cool As Hell





Robin Hood

Wooden Tiger

On The Rocks

Star of the Quarter

Northern Exposure

Winter Victory




Spirit's Folly

Mya Jane



Wild Affair


Rebel Soul

Lady of the Lake

White Pearl


Lecter’s Lady

Twilight Time

Vanishing Point


Omega Red

Face Value


Forbidden Love

Plan B

A speedy boat on the open water ...there is nothing better than that.

A speedy boat on the open water ...there is nothing better than that.

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


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


Still In Fashion

Summer Moon


United Dancer


Verbal Kint

Very Goodnight


Way Cool!




Zulu Dawn

Big Story


Trouble Brewing




Candy Man

Rock Heart

Friar Tuck

A cool name for a boat can come from anywhere.

A cool name for a boat can come from anywhere.

Thoughts, Tricks, and Tips for Coming up With a Name for Your Boat or Ship

  • Let your plans for your new vessel inspire its name. If you're using it for racing, why not throw the word "fast" in there. If it's strictly for relaxing and taking it easy, any words associated with stress relief could be used.
  • "Here's a yacht I would like to own!", is a term I rarely use, but when I spend a lot of money on a sea vessel, I will make sure the name on the side is prominent and long-lasting.
  • 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.

Paired Boat Names (Owning Two Boats Is Better Than Owning One)

Boat Name #1Boat Name #2Relationship



Weasley Brothers from Harry Potter



Sherlock Holmes Stories


Silent Bob

Kevin Smith Characters



From the Alice in Wonderland Stories

Big Daddy


The dad and daughter from Kick-Ass movie.

Racing Boat Names Don't Get Any Cooler Than "The Boat"

If you're a fan of fast boats and good movies, you should definitely check out One Crazy Summer starring John Cusack and Demi Moore. The film is all about summertime fun on the water and the boating culture...a great family movie. It may even want to make you want to enter a boat race yourself.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2016 Don

Got Any Good Boat Name Suggestions?

Mike on September 21, 2020:

wiggly wharf

dylan on September 12, 2020:

Leaky Barrel XD

Theresa Pulley on August 31, 2020:

My searay (Nauti Girl)

Larry on August 26, 2020:

A boat at the lake i go to is named "implied co sent" love it!

Digital Marketing for Boats on August 26, 2020:

Please add to the list: Boat, The B.O.A.T. (Best Of All Time), Boaty McBoatface, Floaty McFloatface.

Ahab In NJ on August 12, 2020:

Social Distance

Sir Reel

Liquid Asset

After You (so when someone asks what you named your boat, you can tell them “I named it after you”)

RHONI on August 11, 2020:

Mines called 2 Surreel :D

Ward Johnson on August 01, 2020:

Reef Bait

Scubadoo on July 31, 2020:

I Like Breaking Wind

Jolly Rodger on July 30, 2020:

This is Captain Hook’s ship

Cade Tucker on July 08, 2020:

Mine is aqua-holic

Kerry on July 08, 2020:

Boobie Trap on July 06, 2020:

Always wanted a boat and name it SALES CALL, so when I called the office to check in, I could always say I was out on a sales call!!!

Pete on July 06, 2020:

Otters pocket

Van on July 05, 2020:

I use twin stainless steel beer kegs for fuel tanks that are visable from the deck , Boats name BEERRUN

Terry on July 02, 2020:

Just add water!

A on July 02, 2020:

Aloha sunrise

Troy Butler on June 30, 2020:

Mine is "Deez Knots".

walt on June 29, 2020:

Wam Bam !!!

David Degallier on June 24, 2020:

YODA Captain

nanzy on June 24, 2020:

"joint custody"

Eeeeee on June 21, 2020:

Almost heaven

A Guy who simply likes boats. on June 15, 2020:

Add the "Crusty Cruise" and the "Moist Maritime Mansion"

Bob of North Idaho on June 14, 2020:

I've been calling my boat SMELLS LIKE FISH! The wife doesn't like it. Add to the list?

David Graham on June 03, 2020:

Just a Tart

Sailing Boat

Sick leave on June 03, 2020:

Name for my boat when I worked.

Chico on May 27, 2020:

River mist

James P. Harney on May 25, 2020:

Our first boat in the 80's was the Dreamweaver. Our new boat is the "Dreamweaver Too"

Addy Graybeal on May 22, 2020:

Just got a 200 million dollar yacht yay !

Mike Mitchell on May 17, 2020:

"FROM UNDA SEAS" checking in .. If your in Omaha, Nebraska this will be on the Missouri River.. Party on!!

Don (author) from Tennessee on May 14, 2020:

Short phrases on the side of your boat is a cool thing, but can they be considered a name? Maybe...

Red R on May 13, 2020:

" It's a gas "

Don (author) from Tennessee on May 10, 2020:

If you're a Star Trek fan "Data" would be a great name for a yacht.

Confined Data on May 09, 2020:

I need a name for my yacht please give me some good ideas

Jamie Pantling on May 07, 2020:

Fat Bottom Girl is the name of my 1996 J16.

The Great Orme on April 13, 2020:

Nauti by Nature

Garn tv on March 29, 2020:

On a roll

Party bus

Hector on March 15, 2020:

WETBOX If your on Lake Erie Use another name! This one is mine..... :)

Pat on March 04, 2020:

Name for a sail boat ....Gone With The Wind

Linda Schade on March 02, 2020:

Water Dog

No name on March 01, 2020:

Spinacher ( Popeye’s boats name )

CARL on February 27, 2020:


cheryl lee on February 27, 2020:

rock and roll

Shade on January 31, 2020:

Named my sail Viola Wind...

cappage on January 13, 2020:

ss georgie

Nadia on December 07, 2019:

We named our boat NO DRAMA

Don (author) from Tennessee on October 28, 2019:

It really should be your Dad giving the boat a name instead of you since it is a gift for him. You could write down five or ten suggestions for him to name his boat; maybe he'll use one that you have on your list.

Charlie on October 27, 2019:

I need a boat name and I just about to bought a boat for my Dad and want to surprise him.

Clam on October 22, 2019:

I named my twin engine Donnie 28ZX “CLAM CATCHER”

Lydia on October 20, 2019:

She who dates

My newt

hot rocks

Sugar rush

Sizzerlin' Hot


Hydro sphere


Rag doll


El niño

Wacky when wet

Gale force

Don (author) from Tennessee on October 03, 2019:

How about "Harper Valley" after the song "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley (a great song about a strong woman).

Carrie Collett on September 29, 2019:

I need a boat name and I’m a female boat owner. Give me ideas. I made the money to buy the boat but that’s not required in the name. Nothing trashy prefer clever. Thanks!

nmislevy on September 15, 2019:

im naming my boat

"it's all about me"

i worked hard for this and its my time

or "Hell no"

dont ask because im on my boat

Dan on August 07, 2019:

Knot dry


Mike on July 05, 2019:

Named my quad-fish triton Fish 'N Play.

MrJim66 on July 05, 2019:

Monkey Madness

Que Sa-rah Sa-rah on June 25, 2019:

If you're wife's name is Sarah she will always love you and the boat!

Don (author) from Tennessee on June 04, 2019:

How about calling your boat "Bouncer"? The thing that's fun about speedboats like that if you fast enough, it's kind of like being on a low key roller coaster. Just don't go too fast to make it dangerous.

Rose Durance on June 03, 2019:

I need a name for a 34 ft scarab 3 any suggestions

SURREAL on May 31, 2019:

You figure it out!

MellaYellow on May 18, 2019:

Cobalt yacht with twin Corvette engines Big Twins

GloJo on May 10, 2019:

Ours was Aquaholic. Bad idea, we were constantly stopped by Fish & Game...

Bill Brinton on April 09, 2019:

Miss B. Haven

Leo on April 05, 2019:

Good double entendre name for a deep draft sailboat.

Bottom Bumper

Don (author) from Tennessee on March 26, 2019:

Naming your boat after someone you know, admire or care about is a very classy way to name your vessel.

Lane on March 25, 2019:

Make Jenny a classic boat name

Don (author) from Tennessee on March 17, 2019:

One of the funniest names for a boat I've heard in a while. I can imagine it written in cursive on the side of a million dollar yacht. Hahaha.

Gaz on March 16, 2019:

Titan uranus

Bryan B-Dub Watts on January 28, 2019:

My grandad had a gas burning Chris Craft in the early 70's named;


(Y.O.B.H.Y pronounced- yobie...)

Which stood for






Bryan B-Dub Watts on January 28, 2019:


2nd generation charter boat. When my dad purchased this boat, he was going to name her the SHERYL LYNN, after my mother. He was Previously a Funeral Home Director, so the entire charter fleet claimed, "You can name it whatever you like, but we are calling her The UNDERTAKER!

So it was and so it remains

titantic 2.0 on November 13, 2018:

just don't sink

Skipper on October 26, 2018:

Knot CrazSea

When everyone tells you you’re crazy for buying a NEW boat!!

bunny bob12 on October 10, 2018:

how about the golden catch

Deep_C_28 on October 04, 2018:








I could go on...

Steelheart on September 23, 2018:

Ss dragon

Raymond l Walters on September 21, 2018:

How about Hoochy Koochy 123 for a boat name

Holly on September 18, 2018:

Pretty fly for a white guy

Fred on September 18, 2018:

Sailboat: Passing Wind

Joe on September 17, 2018:

Pocket Change

Mike on September 02, 2018:

Alli Girl

carol c on August 21, 2018:

Let's Get Nauti!

kinggeordie on August 14, 2018:

HOPE "It Floats"

Supernurse369 on July 01, 2018:

Always Ready

Nick on June 04, 2018:

Black pearl

Lenny Witt on May 23, 2018:

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",

Tango Dancer on May 09, 2018:

Named after our Dog & Dance!

Joe on March 19, 2018:

Deep Sea Rider

Carol on February 01, 2018:

Jamaica Me Crazy

Constantine Suckup on September 14, 2017:

KS Barack Hussein Obama

Mark on September 07, 2017:

Black Jack

Anna t on September 01, 2017:

sea la vie