For 22 years and counting, the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), has released its annual Top 10 Boat Names. The group polls its 500,000-plus members to come up with the list every year. This year’s top 10 features a few new names as well as several favorites:
1. Seas the Day
2. Nauti Buoy
4. Dream Weaver
6. Serenity Now
7. Second Wind
8. Liquid Asset
9. Miss Behavin’
10. Blew ByYou
This year’s list included three newcomers: Nauti Buoy, Serenity Now, and Blew ByYou, a popular racing sailboat moniker and clever word play on an old Roy Orbison song made famous by Linda Ronstadt. Two other boat names made the list for the second time were Dream Weaver and Pegasus. All of the others are multi-year repeats.
Some names that did not make the top ten list but appeared more than once include Pandora, a reference to the planetoid at the center of the film Avatar, as well as boat names that invoke favorite songs — with Margaritaville and Dream Weaver leading the charge.
To see the BoatUS Annual List of Top Ten Boat Names for the last 22 years as well as a list of over 8,000 boat names, go to www.BoatUS.com.