NEWINGTON, Conn. — Boating information site FirstBoat.com has released a list of the most popular boat names of 2011.
“Boat names like Serenity, Happy Ours, Family Time and Just Chillin dominated this year’s top ten,” FirstBoat publisher Andrew Canepari said in a release. “It is clear from these names, perhaps now more than ever, that boating really provides people with a way to relax and make the most of their time with family and friends.
The list is compiled annually by FirstBoat in collaboration with CustomBoatNames.com. According to the site, the top 10 names are:
Following are the top ten most popular boat names for 2011:
1. Serenity (In addition to “Serenity” they saw variations such as “Serenity Now!” of Seinfeld fame, as well as clever misspellings including “Sea-Renity”)
2. Happy Ours (Variations on this boat name included “Happy Hours” and “Happy Hour”)
3. Feelin’ Nauti (According to editors, they were surprised to see this in the Top 10, as there are so many other popular boat names that include “Nauti” in the name)
4. Family Time (Many other boat names that referenced Time came close to the top ten, editors said.)
5. Liberty (Variations included Miss Liberty, Lady Liberty, and Liberty Belle)
6. Black Pearl (“Pearl” was popular as well but didn’t crack the Top 10)
8. Knot On Call (Several boat names used the word “Knot” cleverly, editors said, but only this one made the top ten)
9. High Maintenance
10. Just Chillin