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Old 27-05-2013, 17:34   #1
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Do any of you show your name on your boat preceded by M/V or S/V?
For instance, the boats name is Serenity. Would the lettering say "Serenity" or "M/V Serenity"?
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Do any of you show your name on your boat preceded by M/V or S/V?
For instance, the boats name is Serenity. Would the lettering say "Serenity" or "M/V Serenity"?
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Old 27-05-2013, 17:48   #3
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Just the name.
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Re: Boat Name Protocol

Just the name.

Btw the SV, MV thing is just USA. No other country uses it as far as I am aware.
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Its used by 'Office Wallahs'.... insurance, marinas n stuff...
but its for paperwork only..
Unless.... your an 'Office Wallah'
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Old 28-05-2013, 07:26   #7
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Re: Boat Name Protocol

When someone sees the boat, they should be able to tell whether it is a sailing vessel or a motor vessel. Hence, just the name on the boat.
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Re: Boat Name Protocol

I didn't think anyone actually had that written on the sides and stern of their boats but was just curious. The only time I see that is on commercial vessels and never saw S/V. The common ones in the Gulf of Mex are M/V and R/V (Research Vessel).

Radio protocol is entirely different. When on my sailboat, I always identified myself as "sailing Vessel XXX". This makes for a much easier recognition of who I am especially when in the middle of commercial traffic in Coastal La.
Now that I am a power jockey, I am not sure what to call myself on the radio. I don't like the word yacht even when used as 'motoryacht'. But I guess it is the most appropriate to use when mingled in with commercial traffic.

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Old 28-05-2013, 16:57   #9
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Identify yourself by the boat's name. If they want more info, they'll ask.

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