Discover Boating to recognize best boat names

CHICAGO – Discover Boating launched its first Best Boat Names Contest online, which runs from now until June 15 on, Grow Boating Inc. said in a press release yesterday. The contest will award the individual with the most unique boat name a houseboat vacation package at a destination of his or her choosing. Discover Boating is presenting the contest and and Forever Resorts are sponsoring it.

“ is becoming more and more of an interactive space, not only for the potential boat buyer, but for the boater looking to learn more about what he or she can experience on the water,” said Carl Blackwell, Grow Boating and the National Marine Manufacturers Association vice president of marketing and communications. “We’re excited to launch the boat name contest because it’s a way we can engage visitors to”

Contest entries are being accepted from April 23 through May 23. Boaters can enter at and add their most original and creative boat name to the list. From May 24 through June 15, visitors can view the names posted and vote for their favorites.

The grand prize winner, whose boat name is selected as the “most original,” will receive a three-day, three-night weekend getaway on a houseboat for up to six guests, which and Forever Resorts is providing. The houseboat vacation includes airfare, fuel costs and an operator for the boat, and the winner may select from more than ten Forever Resorts locations nationwide.

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