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BoatU.S. releases annual list of top 10 boat names

February 5, 2010 |  1:00 pm

A boater attaches the name of his boat.

What's in a name? A lot, when it comes to naming a boat, according to the Boat Owners Assn. of the United States, which recently released its annual top 10 list of most popular boat names for 2009.

"One newcomer to the list, the number five pick 'Bail Out', clearly speaks volumes about what's on boaters' minds," said BoatU.S. president Nancy Michelman. "With today's economic uncertainty, naming a boat Bail Out could indicate that boating is a survival mechanism for the family that will keep them afloat.”

In countdown order, here's the 2009 list:

10. Comfortably Numb

9. Namaste

8. Serenity Now

7. Pegasus

6. On the Rocks

5. Bail Out

4. Jolly Roger

3. Lazy Daze

2. Seas the Day

1. Second Wind

The list is assembled each year by the BoatU.S. Boat Graphics service, which offers a free library of over 8,500 boat names and also allows boaters to select, custom design and preview watercraft names online.

A listing of the annual top 10 vessel names beginning with 1991 can also be found on the website.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: A boater attaches the name of his boat. Credit: Boat Owners Assn. of the United States

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