How to Choose..the
perfect name for your boat.
How hard is it to come up with a boat name?
How to Choose the Best Name? Well, that's craigmarine article is
Why? After all, boats and yachts are only holes in the water lined
with a bit of fiberglass,steel or wood into which owners throw money.
In theory, boats don't need names anymore then a car or house.
Don't be fooled into believing that these floating holes called
yachts or boats, don't have a personality of their own. Boats reflect
their owners like mini biographies, and owners need to consider
what story their boat names tell the world.
Three main elements are present in any decent boat lettering job
and they constitute what Principle:Attracting attention,Enhancing
vessel appearance and Attracting attention.Attracting attention
or directing the eye to yacht or boat. Enhancing boat appearance
with color, style and content that add to, rather than detract from,
the color and style of the vessel and conveying information in a
simple and readable way.
Here, you can find literally thousands of names, some pretty clever
names,letters and graphic representations.When you look at a boat
transom, your first questions are not why it's shaped as it is or
what sort of engine might be lurking on the other side of it, but
rather how the boat's name. In fact the names we mostly use today
partake of a rich maritime history. The
millions of yachts and boats in the United States alone provide
an overwhelming number of potential examples. Here, I Show You just
a small sampling A to Z of what can be seen on the water, representative,
entertaining, instructive sampling, not a best.
The process must sound pretty easy,but... it isn't quite that
easy. Find a name and just use it! Right?! Naming a boat requires
commitment-and commitment is difficult to find in this modern boatinfg
world. Try To See a boat's name and lettering
as a first impression attire very least, and ideally as a unique
opportunity for personal expression. Today we are surrounded by
objects that have been named by their owners as a way to advertise
ownership, ascribe personality, or simply ease identification. Boats,
Yachts, cars, houses, and even toys are named. Boat names are the
exception, their visual name representation is often an integral
part of the vessel's identity and its owner.
There are so many options that it should be interesting today,
if not compelling, to think about who you are and what you want
to say through your boat's name and its design and style.
There are regional nuances to be enjoyed. Names like the Great
Lakes, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the West Coast,The North
Coast, northern Europe, England, and elsewhere in the world.
Boat family Names
most married boat owners must make family decisions and compromises
everyday, and these dynamics find their way into the boat naming
process.The Rutkes chose the name "without a clew" for
their motor yacht because they needed a boat their family of Five
Female Boat names
are still the most traditionally styled.In more contemporary scripts,
capital letters are replaced by upper- and lowercase letters with
the intent of maintaining a feminine and simple lettering design.
Boat Names like Jenna, Aliyah, Brooklynn, Piper, SHE-W7ORTHY, Daniela,
Valerie, Giselle, RED HOT MAMA TEMPTRESS, Gabriela, TEMPLE RAPTURESS,
Shira, Noa, Arielle, Alicia,Avigail, Yara, Makerita, Daniela,Shannara,
Tamara, Ashaya, Sara,Ayelet, Ayala, Aliza, Isabella,Leora, Zoe,
Anastassia, Aia,Naomi, Tiana, Zsa, Cerina,Rachel, Rebecca, Jessica,
Thera,Ceris, Liora, Deganit, Billie-jean,Sarah, Aigner, Eliana,
Ella,Efrat, Ghada, Alana, Inbal,Shani, Lauren, Rosebud, Julia,Hannah,
Olivia, Liat, Genavieve,Ilana, Daniella, Hailey, Michalea,Tamar,
Naria, Jazlin, Kayla,Mia, Noami, Kiara etc.
Names that primarily functional, or they combined function with
a descriptor.A name like Wet Spot, Vitamin ocean etc.
An ancient Names
To give better context to our current boat naming conventions,
it is instructive to survey some of the traditions of naming and
seafaring. Single-word attributes of a ship were popular among the
Greeks, such as Charis for Grace, Aglaia for "beauty,"
or Chrsye for "golden."
Names of minor heroines or sea nymphs, such as Nereus. In early
Greece All boat names were written in the feminine form - it may
have been an attempt to appease or please the gods. Names from Greek
mythology, Greek gods and goddesses - Chaos, Erebus, Aphrodite,
Zeus, Poseidon etc.
In Ancient Egyptian naval inventories show ship names that honored
their god-kings in a variety of ways, used singly or in conjunction
with adulatory descriptors like Ramses II etc.
Animals and Fishes named Less commonly,
boats were named after animals as in the fishes.
This boat name sponged with 2 colors over hand-cut mask, with brushed
outline and computer-cut port-of-call. First-place winner in a 1995
national AT&RN graphics contest.[more]
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The revolutionary Led Boat Names
Gineico marine are proud to announce the addition of high output
LED names to our extensive marine lighting range. The names represent
the latest in European trends, where by the vessel name can be easily
read at night and the light coming from the name is also used to
illuminate the back deck of the vessel for safer boarding.
The revolutionary aspect of the new names is that the 3mm 316L
stainless facia is bonded to the 15mm acrylic body of the name and
the high output LED's are encased inside the acrylic. This unique
manufacturing process results in letters that are completely watertight.
Each boat-name kit comes complete with fixing bolts, drilling templates,
and wiring making installation very easy quick.