Mar 8, 2018

Funniest Boat Name FailsBoat names – we received a lot of them plus a whole treatise on them from Dave Stark (below.)

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I have a Gemini catamaran named Bigeminy. I'm also a heart rhythm specialist.
-- Robert Hamilton

Our sailboat … “No Rush”
-- Don Wood, FPYC

My small 21ft SanJuan sloop is named “Scotch Mist”. As in is it real or just a chimera?!!
-- Sandy Lauder

Our current boat a 2007 Hanse 370 is named “BANK Note” I was a banker and my wife is a music teacher in our working lives. A friend who is a sailor came up with the name for us in about one minute! People who know us love it, people who do not know us come up with all kinds of connotations!
Best, Grant Tipler

I’ve always liked the boat name; Liquor Box … but its probably not media/socially appropriate to publish in these crazy daze.
-- Patrick Mango

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