One of the fun parts of classic boat ownership is naming ones boat. Some, me included can spend, hours, days even weeks think’n and pondering for the just right name. In my opinion, and I count as one, I always feel as if the name on the boat should match the period that the boat is from. Like “Scram” for a 50’s boat, no Transformer or something new. I also love to match up a font that’s period, or the ultimate, have it hand lettered. That’s the way god intended boats to be lettered.
Now, there is always the classic blend of names name. Jill and Tom become Jillom.. Or the easy one, Just add II, or like the Thayers, Thayer IV..
Even though there is about XXXXXIII Thayers out there according to the web! In many cases the names tell a story of the history of the boat, or like me, I name boats after people in my life that have contributed to the boats being in our lives. Hence Suzy, Suzy II and Lil Suzy….
I have a feeling there will be more Suzys, Suzanne, Suzeeeeee, Suzy B, Suzanna, Tuanne, S’ann…. or Not.. I tried a conceptual name once..
Just Swell. I thought it was perfect. The Word Swell was from that period as a slang term, Just Swell means to relax, and in the wood world. Please just swell up. It had it all.. Maybe to clever.
Fellow Woody Boater Chad, named his 18 Sportsman Lily after his daughter.
She will never able to sell that thing. She will have to drag it to the dorm, her wedding.. I am also a huge fan of Alan Jackson’s boat names. Flat Top, Little Bitty… that guy should write songs or sumth’n… So today we celebrate your favorite Woody Boat names. They don’t have to be yours. Just your favorite.