Mar 8, 2018

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

Have your say. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and share you opinion on boat names or anything else on the water!

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

Related Articles

Grenada: It was all so inviting...

The Large Island of Grenada

By Katherine Stone

Anytime a Canadian is asked to travel south in the beginning of our spring, which this year was far from inviting, is a dream worth living. The thought of a sailing adventure, tropical breezes, the smell of spices and the warmth of the sun was too much – we HAD to go! The first thing we did was to dig out the copy of Ann Vanderhoof’s book, The Spice Necklace, we had acquired several years ago and to re-read the seven chapters of their adventures in Grenada. Not only should this be your required reading, but the book is loaded with scrumptious Caribbean recipes that are a must-try.

Read more about Grenada...

 

 

Leader 9.0

Leader 9.0By Andy Adams

In the case of baking a cake, Betty Crocker and Julia Child both start off with the same eggs, sugar and flour, but the results can be very different. Naval architects, designers and engineers in the boat business also have many of the same ingredients, but the trick is to make the cake unique and desirable.

With a huge history of innovative design in boatbuilding, Jeanneau brings the sort of skill and artistry to their boats that can set them apart. Their new Leader 9.0 model is a case in point.

Read more about the Leader 9.0...

 

 

 

Ask Andrew – How to hire a boat repair contractor

hiring a contractorBy Andrew McDonald

A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out there, including: Websites showing repairs, YouTube tutorials, Instagram pages and snapchat streams – let alone books, magazines, service manuals, and years of practical experience – how does a boat owner know which method(s) are ‘right’, who to trust, and who to hire to do the job? In short: How do you find and select a contractor?

Unfortunately, most people are forced to hire a contractor due to a circumstance where something has broken or failed, or the task...

Read more about hiring a contractor...