Re: s/v S/V question ?
Originally Posted by Whiteowl
I'm not a sailor but I want to have a plaque made for a sailor friend. This is a private cruising vessel less than 35 feet. Is the use of S/V or s/v appropriate to use in front of the vessel's name? If not is there something else to use? I want to be sure the boat name is understood to be the name of the vessel and not a nickname for the recipient. I have seen the s/v and S/V used but I'm not sure when that is appropriate or if there are rules as to the use of the abbreviations.
If the yacht is a US vessel formally registered and documented one can use the format U
essel ("USSV") YachtName
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