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I have seen some funny, some stupid and some ridiculous boat names but what should you never name your boat to stop you feeling a total prat on the radio.
 

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"Urgency" US boat in the Bahamas :(
 

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We did see a boat called "Sexy" and i just wondered how I would ever ask the wife to call anyone with that boat name.
 

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Being Welsh I thought that "Boy-o" might make for a decent boat name....until I considered the radio transmission: "This is Boy-o, Boy-o, Boy-o..."
"Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!":laugher
 

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In Michigan I saw a power boat named "Alcohaulin' Ass"

In the Apostle Islands last summer on the VHF I heard the Coast Guard dealing with a distress call from "Fishing Whiskey" (or "Fishing Whisky" if they're Scottish) — I wonder if they reply any differently to boats with alcohol-themed names?
 

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While sitting at a dock we were recently rammed by a boat who lost control coming out of their slip due to the currents inside the marina.

The boats name, aptly enough: "Swift Current"
 

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that one found adrift in the gulf of mexico "escape pod"
 

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I owned a number of classic wood cruisers over the years. Named them Murphy's Law. Every one of them lived up to the name.
 
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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS Saw a badly preped. racing sailing dinghy with the wonderful name NORFOLK-AND-CHANCE but it is normal for it to do well in the round the cans. It would be fun to call it in to the C.G. AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
 

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About a year ago I saw a photo of a powerboat named "My Dixie Wrecked". Gave me a chuckle at first - later it seemed childish. Probably it violates Coast Guard rules.
 

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On a more serious note I have seen/heard a bunch of boats with names that drive the marinas and bridge tenders crazy. You might like manananjajajajkukuku (made up Hawaiian name) but i assure you the bridge tenders will not. Not to mention the Coast Guard of just about any country. There was a very famous ad years ago from the Berlitz language school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk9ukdMkN2c

Fair winds and following seas ;)
 
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