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Why Do People Keep Naming Their Boats

Why Do People Keep Naming Their Boats

It’s likely the first thing friends or guests will notice when stepping onto your boat: its name! What’d you name it? Why’d you name it? Most boats are largely identified by the name that they are given.

Naming your boat is a long-held tradition, which has created some memorable mentions throughout history but few people know the history behind the concept.

Here’s what we found out:

Boat-Naming Goes Way Back

 We’re talking way back. Like, back to the Romans, Greeks, and maybe even before then. But not for the same reasons as today—ancient civilizations named their boats largely out of superstition and fear. If you needed protection from threats, like mythical creatures or bad storms, you’d name your boat after an ancient god as a sort of tribute to them in hopes that they’d protect your boat.

There’s a Lot of Luck Involved

 You’ll see this a lot with boat-naming traditions: the belief that a name can either usher in good or bad luck. Some people believe that naming a boat after something or someone you love brings good luck; others think that renaming a boat can create bad storms ahead. Centuries ago, Christians typically “christened” a boat as a show of respect for the boat’s voyages.

Here’s What to Keep in Mind

 Boat-naming has largely persisted as a tradition because it’s a quick, easy way for boat owners to communicate effectively with one another. That said, name your boat something short, and simple: no more than 5 or 6 syllables. Just remember, have fun with it and don’t be afraid to get creative!

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How to Safely Swim from a Boat

How to Safely Swim from a Boat

You’re out in the ocean, anchored in a tranquil patch of blue, and everyone’s jumping in to cool down. Who wouldn’t want to take a dive in? Before you dive into open water from a boat, it’s incredibly important that you know how to swim safely and responsibly. Here are some tips to keep in…

Terminology Every Boater Should Know

Terminology Every Boater Should Know

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a veteran boater or fresh out of boating school, you should be fluent in both the navigation and language of the water. Boaters use specific terms for a reason; it’s the easiest way to communicate among people who enjoy the same niche. This special boating terminology allows boaters to communicate…

Must-Have Boating Accessories

Must-Have Boating Accessories

As a navigator of the open water, you bear a huge responsibility to both yourself and your crew. This is why you’ll need to be prepared for any type of situation. Here is a list of boating accessories you should keep on your boat at all times to ensure the safety of your crew. Safety…

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

If you’ve just gotten proper licensing and certification to steer a boat, you’re probably pretty eager to set sail. But remember, you’re sharing the open waters with other enthusiastic boaters, some more experienced than you. Stay ahead of the game by practicing these boating etiquette tips that will guarantee a safe and happy trip for…

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Hurricanes have, unfortunately, presented big problems for homeowners throughout the state of Florida this year. They have also caused trouble for boat owners who have been forced to deal with flooded boats and all of the many issues that come along with them. If your boat was flooded by one of the hurricanes that hit…