Boat naming your vessel can be quite a daunting task. Do you go with something traditional like naming it after your significant other? Or do you shift gears toward where you’ve been, where you’re going, or what you’ll do when you get there? Do you “tack” in some nautical terminology or do you steer clear of the puns? The options are endless and there is so much room to represent you and your life (or not). Check out a few considerations we recommend below to help aid you in your decision!
Consideration 1: Before finalizing your vessel’s name, do a quick search for its popularity. Be sure to take a stroll through your local marina and/or boatyard, too! If you pick a popular name, there is a good chance you’ll end up crossing paths with another vessel in your boating region with your same name. This creates the potential to cause some confusion over the radio.
Consideration 2: Speaking of the radio – think of how your name will sound coming over the radio and if you will be comfortable enough to use it yourself. Is it easy enough for you to say and for others to understand?
Consideration 3: Once a vessel has been named, superstition dictates it is bad luck to change it. However, if you must, be sure to find the right renaming ceremony to clear you and your vessel of any bad vibes. We’ve all heard the bad juju stories. (Watch for our upcoming blog on Boat Naming Traditions.)
Whatever your final (Final, Final – one of our favorite boat names) decision is on naming your vessel: Be sure your davit has the Hurley name on it. Decades of research and development have assured Hurley Davits remain the best on the market all over the globe in both quality and affordability.