What name floats your boat?
Since 1991, BoatUS, the Triple A of the nautical world, has been compiling annual lists of the most popular names people give their vessels. The database now tops 8,500.
Sometimes the list reflects the times. After 9/11, patriotic names were in. Movie subjects (think, Black Pearl, Endless Summer and Seabiscuit) translate well. Aquaholic has appeared eight of the last 10 years and Serenity has made the Top 10 in 15 of 20 years. After making the list for almost a decade, Obsession stopped being one in 2000.
This year marks the first time that two names are non-English: Andiamo (let's go) and La Belle Vita (the beautiful life). Alas, no really clever ones (A License to Chill, 2005).
So, what names made the grade? Drum roll, please:
3) The Black Pearl
4) La Belle Vita
6) Island Time
7) Second Wind
8) No Worries
10) Blue Moon