I am a long time reader, but first time emailer. We are in the process of choosing a name for our new boat and I was curious if you've ever thought of compiling a list of TDP/preppy boat names. Some are certainly better than others and I was interested in your thoughts.
Thank you and keep up the great work.
Boat names can be anything, and many use the transom to express their sense of humor, to present aspirations, funding sources, milestones, or, such as if you are lobstering, to honor a person in your life.
One more classic approach is to name your boat after a vessel in which one of your ancestors was passenger, owner/investor, or captain (ARBELLA, GODSPEED, WARWICK, ENDEAVOUR). Another approach may be to name the boat after an attribute, ethos, or mission held to especially high esteem by your family, either throughout generations or of the moment (DEFIANCE, RESOLUTE, ENDEAVOR). Humor, if used, should be dry.
Others may have additional ideas for either boat names or approaches, and here are some names as thought starters.