ALEXANDRIA, Va. — What’s in boat name? It’s hard to deny taking a guess at the meaning of a name painted across a boat’s transom — it can reveal much about the personality of a boat owner. But like the wave tops constantly in motion, the fluid nature of boat names is also often a sign of boater’s changing lives.

Have you started fishing? Reel Crazy may be for you.

Recently divorced? Alimony says it all.

Have kids in school?Tuition says it best.

Regardless of ever-changing lifestyles, marital status, careers or family, choosing a name can be difficult. To help boaters with this task, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a list of over 8,500 boat names given by boaters across the country over the last 20 years. The list can be found at

The national boat owners group has announced its Annual List of Top Ten Boat Names, which it has tracked since 1991. The list is assembled each year by the BoatUS Boat Graphics service that allows boaters to easily custom design and preview boat names online — without having to pay up front.

The top ten names are:

1. AquaHolic

2. Andiamo (Let’s go)

3. The Black Pearl

4. La Belle Vita (The Beautiful Life)

5. Mojo

6. Island Time

7. Second Wind

8. No Worries

9. Serenity

10. Blue Moon

To try a hand at designing your own boat name, or to view videos on how to easily install a vinyl boat name from the BoatUS Graphics Service, visit

BoatUS is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with government representation, programs and money-saving services. For more information visit or call 800-395-2628.