Boat names can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. Or they can also serve as sign posts of the modern era. With the release of the annual Top 10 List of Most Popular Boat Names by BoatU.S., one newcomer to the list stands out.
"Bail Out, the No. 5 pick, clearly speaks volumes about what's on boaters' minds," said BoatU.S. President Nancy Michelman. "With today's economic uncertainty, naming a boat Bail Out could indicate that boating is a survival mechanism for the family that will keep them afloat," she added.
The list is assembled each year by the BoatU.S. Boat Graphics service that offers a free library of more than 8,500 boat names and also allows boaters to easily select, custom design and preview boat names online - without having to pay up front.
For information or to view videos on how to install a vinyl boat name, visit the online service at www.BoatUS.com/boatgraphics. A list with the annual top 10 boat names - starting from 1991 - can also be found at the Web site.
Here is the list of most popular boat names:
1. Second Wind
2. Seas the Day
3. Lazy Daze
4. Jolly Roger
5. Bail Out
6. On the Rocks
8. Serenity Now
10. Comfortably Numb