BoatU.S. Releases Top 10 Boat Names


Plying the waters on a boat can be very serene. That’s probably why the majority of boats are named Serenity. BoatU.S. unveiled the top 10 boat names after tallying requests for names to the BoatU.S. Graphics service.

The top names are:
Serenity (the utter calm and quietude boating brings)
Seas the Day (a nautical wordplay on the Latin saying “Carpe diem,” taking boating to its fullest)
Andiamo (“Let’s go!” in Italian and a perennial favorite boat name)
Irish Wake (mourning and merrymaking after the death of a family member or friend)
Freedom (patriotic name that first appeared on the Top 10 Names List in 2004)
Adagio (Italian for “at a slow tempo”; represents how boating reduces stress in our hectic lives)
Ohana (from the Hawaiian culture, meaning “family” in an extended sense)
Oasis (a fertile spot in a desert where water is found; symbolizes boating’s ability to refresh and nourish our daily lives)
Happy Ours (a playful take on the good feeling you get at the afternoon communal cocktail time)

Firefly (making the list for the first time; it’s thought that the kids picked this one)

A directory of more than 9,000 boat names can be found at


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