WASHINGTON -- They are sort of like floating vanity plates, the names people choose for their boats. And with boating season about to kick into high gear, there is an indication about which boat names you might see more than once this summer.
The Boat Owners Association of the United States has just released its 24th Annual Top Ten Boat Names. And they are:
- Second Wind
- Island Girl
- Island Time
- Irish Wake
- Happy Hours
- Seas the Day
"We've had indicators that a boater who names their boat Second Wind may have rebounded from a misfortune such as divorce, health or other major issue, while someone who names their boat Island Girl or Island Time may enjoy a more carefree spirit and need an escape from everyday life," said Greg Edge of BoatUS Boat Graphics in an association news release.
"And you can guess that boats with names like Happy Hours may be the most popular boats on Friday night at the marina or Saturday afternoon raft-up - their more outgoing owners celebrating with family and friends."
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