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Old 31-10-2015, 10:02   #16
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I've been struggling for a year to name my new Chris White - Atlantic 47. We have a bunch of names that we kind of like but after a week or two, they fall flat. Our last boat was an Atlantic 57 named Agility that we sold prematurely. We are considering naming the new one Agility.

Should we append the new boat name with a "2" or just name it Agility?

Is it bad form or a mythological/nautical curse to name a new boat the same as it's predecessor?


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Old 31-10-2015, 10:06   #17
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Not much to say at this point. The boat should be finished in January.
I saw them at Valdivia recently (the 47 and the 57) both looked great. I am so jealous
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Old 31-10-2015, 10:11   #18
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Named my second pet dog the same as
my first dog. They don't care.
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Old 31-10-2015, 10:24   #19
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I believe the proper naming ceremony (per King Neptune) is that you have to have someone sacrifice their virginity. I've heard that alcohol sometimes helps.
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I believe the proper naming ceremony (per King Neptune) is that you have to have someone sacrifice their virginity. I've heard that alcohol sometimes helps.
Not sure I know a virgin. And child molesters should be shot.
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Your boat. Name it what you want.
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Ah, now I get why there are so many boats named "Breaking Wind 4,529"
years ago I sold my Nicholson 32 "Rozinante". Lovely boat and name. The new owner renamed her "Far Call". Sheesh !
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Re: New boat - same old boat name?

I've had several unnamed, and some I kept the name. I can't see it as a big deal? I would skip the two. Keep the name on her, changing names is supposedly bad luck.
I'd hate to see King Neptune come and get you.
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I've been struggling for a year to name my new Chris White - Atlantic 47. We have a bunch of names that we kind of like but after a week or two, they fall flat. Our last boat was an Atlantic 57 named Agility that we sold prematurely. We are considering naming the new one Agility.

Should we append the new boat name with a "2" or just name it Agility?

Is it bad form or a mythological/nautical curse to name a new boat the same as it's predecessor?


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We re-used our last boat's name, without the "II" (which always makes me cringe).

It took us a year to name our previous boat, and we really loved the name as it's a triple entendre which includes all of our kids' names.

Luna Sea = (kira LU, NAthan, SEAnna)

So yeah, we just stuck with it on the new boat and include the MRF as the boat's "surname" if we have to differentiate.
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I named by boat "Miserly", but they charge extra for more than 6 letters, so I changed it to "Misery".
LoL, great post, thanks.
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Mine are always Barking Mad.
Not superstitious so I never bother with any ceremony.
Name fits. Usually sailing with a couple dogs, and you have to be a bit crazy to own a boat...
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Had a boat named Entropy. Named my next boat Entropy Too.
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Re: New boat - same old boat name?

I named my Olympian 34 "Radiance II" after my McGreagor 21, "Radiance". Wish I had left the II off.
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FYI - most of the boats with numbers after the name are Canadian. By law they cannot have two boats in the country with the same name so... if there's a name they really like but it's already taken they have to add the numeral.
It's so. However, we're talking about the US here.

In the US you can have boats with the same name, without numerals, with different hailing ports.

Accordingly, assuming the new owner of his old boat kept the name and hailing port, the OP should name his new boat Agility, with a different hailing port.

Never mind this mythological/nautical curse baloney. It's quite OK to name a new boat the same as its predecessor.
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Re: New boat - same old boat name?

We seem to be in a minority here, but we use the "II" on our second Insatiable. For a number of years, the first one was in a harbor we visited regularly. For us, it made it so that "Insatiable" got their VHF traffic, and we, "Insatiable II" got ours and not theirs. Also, we had had the first one twenty years, and were associated with it. Using the name a second time made long term cruising acquaintances who traveled a lot, check us out to see if it were we--and a wonderful reunion occurred. So, to me, if you have a reason for indicating to others it's your second one of that name, use the "II", and so on. Nobody does math with Roman numerals these days.

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