The Name Game: 3 Tips For Naming Your Boat

Naming your boat isn’t just something you need to do to identify it or refer to it — it’s a way for you to truly make it yours and connect with it in a personal way! As fun and exciting as this process can be, it can also get quite confusing when you start thinking of all the various options on your list and how to eliminate them all to find what truly resonates with you.

Here are some top tips from your trusted West Palm Beach boat dealers, who know a thing or two about how you should go about naming your boat:

Short and sweet

Think about how in so many situations, the saying “less is more” applies. This is one of those. Having a long, drawn-out name with several words can be frustrating for people to remember or refer to. And what’s the point of having a name that you will resort to shortening yourself later? So, think of a name that’s brief and to-the-point. This will also come in handy if there’s ever an emergency where you have to spell it out on radio while calling for help.

Simple but significant

Just because we are suggesting keeping it short doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be significant to you. You have invested a lot on your boat and it’s going to remain one of your most prized possessions, so its name must reflect how much it means to you. Think of all the people who mean the most to you, or a passion or hobby that is an important part of your life. You can even find inspiration through movies or books that left a lasting impression on you.

Unique and original

Don’t resort to something common or cliched just because you’re stumped for ideas and feeling frustrated at how long this process is taking. Do you have a unique talent, interest, or career? Or perhaps a destination you visited that could be used for inspiration into creating a distinctive name? Creativity is key, so it’s okay to be humorous too, if you want — especially if it reflects how you are as a person! Our experienced crew at South Florida Yachts will gladly help you find boats for sale in West Palm Beach and even offer assistance if you need to short-list names! Contact us now to learn more about how we can be of service to you.