Bringing home a new Grady-White is an exciting moment! But next comes the big question—what will you name yours? After all, the right boat name can set you apart from others on the water, all while helping define your cruising personality in a memorable way.

As a local leader in Grady-White boats for sale in South Florida, we here at Mariner Marine have seen countless boats sold and serviced with fun, silly and inspiring names! Read on to see a fee of our top tips for naming your new boat.

Keep it simple

Before we jump into the world of fun boat names to choose from (and there are many!), it is worth remembering that the overall function of your boat’s name is to help you—and others—identify your ride on the water, in case of emergency or even everyday communications. With that being said, aim for a name that is relatively short, simple and easy to say.

Pay homage to a favorite song, film or book…

Your boat is an extension of your personality, and it’s the perfect place to show off your love of pop culture, too! Pay homage to a favorite song, film, book or other media with a catchy boat name. A few of the best we’ve seen include…

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • Pequod
  • Sea-3PO

… or your beloved furry friend

Many boaters like to name their new ride after a spouse or loved one—but we say, why not throw your furry friend into the mix, too? Pooch names like “Fido,” “Luna,” or even the old classic “Spot” are easy to remember and add an air of playfulness to your cruising adventure. Bonus points if your pet enjoys a good fishing trip just as much as you do!

Find inspiration in your dream destination

What is your favorite place to boat? Or, where do you dream of cruising to someday? Find inspiration in these places and use them to guide your name decision! Some of our favorite geographic boat names include “The Big Easy” or a homegrown go-to, “Sunshine State of Mind.”

Play with language

It’s no secret that many boat owners like to get punny with their boat names! Timeless classics like “Seas the Day,” “Fin and Tonic” or “Vitamin Sea” are all sure to garner a laugh. You can also borrow from other languages to form a boat name that’s as beautiful as it is meaningful—think “Carpe Diem” or even “Mahi-Mahi” (meaning “very strong” in Hawaiian, this one works doubly well as a descriptor for your boat and a nod to your favorite tropical fish!).

We hope that these ideas help make the process of naming your new Grady-White just a little bit easier! Have the perfect name in mind, and just need the boat to match? We here at Mariner Marine are here to help. Call or visit us today to begin the search for your dream family fishing boat.

Here in South Florida, we’re lucky to enjoy balmy temps and sunny skies all year long! However, at this time of year especially, it is important to show some extra TLC to your boat for maximum performance.

In addition to being the dealer of choice for Jupiter boats for sale, Mariner Marine also provides service, storage and repairs to boats of all shapes and sizes—and over the years, have learned a thing or two about how to best care for your ride! Here is some of our best advice for maintaining your boat this summertime.

Protect your boat from the sun’s rays

Just like you lather on the sunscreen before every great beach day or boating adventure, your boat needs some sun protection, too! You can help preserve your boat’s pristine gel coat and seats by covering your ride when not in use. And every once in a while, after washing your boat, you can add a marine-friendly wax to your boat’s exterior to help preserve the shine (and prevent the fade) even longer.

Rinse after every outing

Exploring the offshore this summer? There’s never been a better time to embark upon an ocean adventure, far removed from the hustle and bustle back on shore. Just be sure to rinse your boat with freshwater after any saltwater adventure, as the salt particles can build up and corrode your boat’s gel coat over time. (Plus, rinsing after hopping from ocean to lake and back again is just good practice for preventing the spread of invasive species.) Pair regular rinses with your normal wash routine for an effortless on-the-water experience.

Prepare for summer storms

Here in South Florida, we are no stranger to summer storms—both routine afternoon thunderstorms as well as tropical storms and hurricanes that brew offshore. Fortunately, you can still make plans today to secure your boat against whatever the weather may bring! Mariner Marine, for example, can provide you with storage options (and serious peace of mind) for storing your boat during dangerous weather, or any time when you need a safe, convenient place to keep your ride. Have a plan in place and prepare to remove items and accessories from your boat before a storm, or before storing it away. Equipped with these tips and the trusted service provided by Mariner Marine, your boat will be prepared for cruising fun this summer and all year long! Contact us today to learn more, schedule storage or find the boat of your dreams.

For more than 60 years and counting Grady-White has been providing family fishing fun to anglers across the globe—but what is it that sets these boats apart from the rest? Just read on to see three big ways Grady-White boats make a serious splash.

A foundation of fishing fun and environmental advocacy

Behind every Grady-White is a heritage of fishing fun and industry innovation. Not only was Grady-White the first major boat company to appoint a woman to the role of president (Kris Carroll), but the boating brand has also made a name for itself in terms of caring for the environment. In 2018, Carroll received the Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness’s 2018 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for her efforts in the recreational boating industry; and Grady-White has consistently served as an advocate for conservation, waterways management and more.

The bottom line? Grady-White is as passionate about boating and beautiful destinations as you are! And that passion is built into every Grady-White boat on the water.

Details designed for unparalleled adventure

There is no fishing boat built quite like a Grady-White, with each model being specially designed to deliver the ultimate angler’s machine. Not only do dream features come standard on every boat, but Grady-White also boasts the cutting edge in patented designs such as their innovative three-position seating, rod storage slides, fold-down cockpit steps and much more. To own a Grady-White is to experience innovation every time you hit the water!

Commitment to your best boating experience

No boating brand has the same kind of camaraderie and community that Grady-White boaters enjoy! This is a social bunch, with plenty of opportunities to get involved. Here at Mariner Marine, for example, we sponsor the Gulfstream Grady Group for fun events, parties and trips around South Florida and the beautiful boating escape in our very backyard.

Plus, because Grady-White is committed to your boat’s longevity (and endless adventures to come), they take extra care in training dealers like Mariner Marine on how to best service your ride. It’s a confidence that makes your cruising adventures and fishing fun that much more relaxed.

Now that you know just a few of the big benefits that go into buying a Grady-White, bring one home for yourself! When you’re looking for Grady-White boats for sale in South Florida, Mariner Marine is here to provide the inventory, expertise and customer service you deserve. Call or visit us today to learn more.