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Boat Christening Gift?

What's considered an appropriate gift for a boat christening/naming ceremony?

Alcohol of all types, I'm sure. Any unique ideas you've seen or heard of?

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A ships bell. engraved with the boats name and lanch date.
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A ships bell with the name of the boat on it.

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A ships bell with the name of the boat on it.
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Money, large denominations.

Oh, you don't mean for me.
There's free to expensive ideas below.
First boat; Stainless steel folding rigging/sailing knife with the boats name engraved on it.
old salt; a old brass compass or ships bell (antique, same name if you can find it, blank if not).
well equipped; gift certificate for x hours of you waxing the boat with the owner - no money out of pocket and always needed.
Bare boat; a set of signal flags, and a flag halyard (installed), plus a book of flag etiquette.
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A sousaphone. Every boat needs a sousaphone.



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HA! I assume that sousaphone replaces the traditional conch shell?

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i like hand towels with the vessel's name embroidered lower on the fold so it’s displayed when hung on in the head, galley. On one or two of the towels, cuz you’re not cheap enough to get just one, embroider the date of commissioning.

Beach towels will only get lost when hung on the lifelines to dry. Lot cheaper than the bell, but it still says invite me aboard this summer.

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Only boat christening gift I've ever given is a golf shirt or a canvas bag with the boat name and a small sailboat embroidered on it.....Do you suppose that's because my wife has a commercial embroidery machine and does such work part time?

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