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My boats name is 'Rhythm' so named by the PO. I can't think of a more fitting name for a beautiful sailboat so it stays the name to this day. I did however name my dinghy. The little boat is '&Blues'.

BTW, I think Jobi would be a great name...MGM
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If you have a name that speaks to you....that is what you should name the boat. Great story, and someday maybe a good call in to say that your boat is home.

I had never named a boat myself. I have had a few with no name, and I inherited a few of my fathers "Honey Bee" (my mother was Bea) and he had I to IV and I owned IV and just restored II. Another story.

When we bought this sailboat we needed a name. I wanted JET, but my wife did not like the story and came up with Splash Dance and it seemed to fit. So, Splash Dance it is. Feels right! Go with your gut!
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A boat down the dock from us is named: Laughing Lady and the dinghy's same is Chuckles.
Many years ago, my dad named his, then new, beautiful, black-hulled, '60 Hinkley B40, Lola - my mom said it was from a line in an old song - Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets!
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Our sailboat is "Whiskeyjack," which is a Canadian bird primarily blue in colour, like our boat. the name came with the boat, we liked it, so it stays. The dinghy is named "Chirp." Our wooden cruiser is named "Legacy," a name we thought was fitting for a wooden boat.

One thing to keep in mind about names. Never name your boat something that sounds ridiculous when hailing on Ch 16.
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my 30 nimble express was named elaine tyler, the name of the granddaughter of the po who had the vessel built. i told him i would keep the name, as it sounded like a proper name of a sailing vessel. bljones, we have wiskeyjacks in northern minnesota also.
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I had just built a little shellback dinghy the summer before purchasing EIGYR. Just before I finished the dinghy, my uncle (who always let me borrow his Beetle Cat when I was a little one) passed away. In his honor, I name the little boat "Arthur". When EIGYR came into my life, I did some research and found the name Igraine, who was the mother of King Arthur. The Welsh version of this name is Eigyr, which I preferred.
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My boatname is Buckeye, i was a ranger, am ritared right now.......
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"Wabi Sabi" we find beauty in the marks of wear upon her, she is not perfect but she is good enough to take us out and bring us back
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"Mikabee" it's made up from my first name, my wife's first name and our last name.

My parents did the same: "Lajobee"
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my sailer is named sea note blues
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