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.

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