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Re: s/v S/V question ?

Originally Posted by johnnyquest37 View Post
I'd use S/V if the boat's name requires some clarification that it is a boat's name. If the there is little ambiguity, just italicize the name of the yacht. If the boat is named Mr. Bill or something like that, S/V might help eliminate doubt.
That is the standard style rule for most publications. Also,the use of "the" in front of a boat name is clumsy; popular books may print "the Titanic," but would you call your daughter "the Cindy" or sail to "the Hawaii?" Italics are cleaner.
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