The boat naming tradition dates back hundreds of years. In the olden days, sea vessels were named after gods, to ensure their protection from bad luck. And even nowadays, when you pick a name for a new ship, the naming ceremony is exact and complex, so that no unfortunate event would befall the seafarer on its maiden trip. If sailing is more of a recreational activity for you, then ship names might be a bit looser with the rites. Anyways, we highly doubt that Boaty McBoatface is a proper name in asking the gods for good luck, though we must agree that it is a rather funny name.

In the glorious list below we have picked the most dad joke worthy, punny and funny boat names for you to laugh at. While one might not have many such opportunities for naming, and most of them require at least some responsibility, these boat names represent the wittiest captains of the seven seas. Be sure to check the compilation of best boat names below!

#1

A Good Sense Of Humor

A Good Sense Of Humor

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ATTENTIONATOR 1 year ago

Max: What kind of music should you listen to while fishing? Nick: Beats me. Max: Something catchy!

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#2

My Neighbors Funny Boat Name

My Neighbors Funny Boat Name

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Charlotte Brine 1 year ago

Definitely my favourite! This is a guy you wanna be friends with!

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#3

One For The Dad Jokes Collection

One For The Dad Jokes Collection

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Drew Chandler 1 year ago

The next boat over is just called "Cool".

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#4

One Of The Best Named Boats I've Ever Seen

One Of The Best Named Boats I've Ever Seen

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

A boat sailed by a crew of adorable pugs!!? Cute and dangerous!

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#5

Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

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Hans 1 year ago

"if you can read this, flip me over"

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#6

My Neighbors Boat Name

My Neighbors Boat Name

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stellermatt 1 year ago

the blue lake of death

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#7

Titanic II. What More Can You Expect?

Titanic II. What More Can You Expect?

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Hans 1 year ago

Lies! No iceberg nearby!

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#8

I Work At A Marina, And A Pharmacist Brought His Boat In For Inspection

I Work At A Marina, And A Pharmacist Brought His Boat In For Inspection

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

How many times is the coastguard gonna pull this guy over!

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#9

Boat Names Is A Fertile Ground For Best Puns

Boat Names Is A Fertile Ground For Best Puns

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Hans 1 year ago

"Thank you, inventive gf. "

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#10

Funny Boat Names

Funny Boat Names

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Matthew A 1 year ago

That'll be a chick magnet

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#11

Siblings Must Own These Boats

Siblings Must Own These Boats

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

I kept reading them back and forth XD

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#12

Where Are You Honey? In A Meeting, Call You Back

Where Are You Honey? In A Meeting, Call You Back

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ATTENTIONATOR 1 year ago

HAHAHHA

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#13

I'm Tired Of Your Bull...

I'm Tired Of Your Bull...

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ATTENTIONATOR 1 year ago

That’s amazing 😆

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#14

My Dad Named His Boat

My Dad Named His Boat

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SykesDaMan 1 year ago

"You're cod dam right!"

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#15

I'm Gonna Make Him An Offer He Can't Refuse

 I'm Gonna Make Him An Offer He Can't Refuse

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Moo Jar 1 year ago

I'm about to make you an offer...

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#16

You Must Take Your Vitamins

You Must Take Your Vitamins

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Haunting Spirit 1 year ago

There was a campange in my village where they used this name to promote eating more fish.

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#17

Did You?

Did You?

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Diana Eriksson 1 year ago

For anyone that has trouble reading this it says DijaBringABeerAlong :)

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#18

It' A Part Of Life

It' A Part Of Life

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ATTENTIONATOR 1 year ago

😂 that’s so clever

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#19

But He Has A Boat

But He Has A Boat

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Who got the Porsche?

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#20

My Dad Coming Up With "Sea Ya" To Name The Boat Was Pretty Clever

My Dad Coming Up With "Sea Ya" To Name The Boat Was Pretty Clever

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ATTENTIONATOR 1 year ago

There should be a dad joke contest. Who here would watch it?

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#21

It's Time Indeed

It's Time Indeed

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Canadian boat?

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#22

When You Tell Everybody You Are Fine

When You Tell Everybody You Are Fine

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

The crew gets saved by Ship Happens

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#23

The Most Important Ship

The Most Important Ship

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Jaded Queen 1 year ago

Omg! It's gonna sink soo bad, even Google won't be able to find it.

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#24

Took A Few Years, But The Boat Finally Has A Name

Took A Few Years, But The Boat Finally Has A Name

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Cordelia 1 year ago

Cute..

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#25

Saw Two Separately Owned Boats In A Marina, The Harbor Master Didn't Realize What He Had Done Until I Mentioned It

Saw Two Separately Owned Boats In A Marina, The Harbor Master Didn't Realize What He Had Done Until I Mentioned It

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Harbour master should note this in a (minority) report!

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#26

Totally Sober For Sure

Totally Sober For Sure

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Huzaifa Khalid 1 year ago

That's just like: "I didn't wrink dine."

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#27

We All Make Mistakes, Some May Not Be Mistakes After All

We All Make Mistakes, Some May Not Be Mistakes After All

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Is the mistake that "favourite" is spelt incorrectly? (just messing my American cousins!)

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#28

I Can't Afford Illusion

I Can't Afford Illusion

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Sel Bonda 1 year ago

Reality based on Illusion!

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#29

My Friend Just Put The Name On His Boat

My Friend Just Put The Name On His Boat

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Megan Linde 1 year ago

I live in Milwaukee and if I see this, I'm cheering.

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#30

I Love Creative Boat Names

I Love Creative Boat Names

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My O My 1 year ago

Took me a while..but it's a really good one!

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#31

Simple But Effective

Simple But Effective

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 year ago

The skipper of this yatch should watch out for Titan Uranus, the ship out of Hong Kong...

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#32

My Friend's Name Is Grey. This Is What He Named His Boat

My Friend's Name Is Grey. This Is What He Named His Boat

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

Proof that Tomato red is also a shade of Grey. Only 49 to go..

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#33

"Hey, Was Your Boat Called Something Else Before?"...Nope

"Hey, Was Your Boat Called Something Else Before?"...Nope

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Troux 1 year ago

It used to be a noble Egyptian goddess. Tarnished reputation now!

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#34

Probably One Of The Best Boat Names In Texas

Probably One Of The Best Boat Names In Texas

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

This made my day!

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#35

It's Hard To Resist

It's Hard To Resist

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Sel Bonda 1 year ago

Lovely wordplay!

#36

My Personal Favorite Boat Name

My Personal Favorite Boat Name

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Crew of one!

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#37

Great Sail Boat

Great Sail Boat

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Megan Linde 1 year ago

You're gonna pay a stupid amount for a boat, pay to have the name put on, and then not get the apostrophe after "Kids?" At least put it in with a Sharpie.

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#38

Lets Just Pick Two Random Astronomical Bodies

Lets Just Pick Two Random Astronomical Bodies

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

Like it ain't tight enough

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#39

The Reality After Buying A Boat

The Reality After Buying A Boat

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

... in style..

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#40

But There's A "For Sale" Sign

But There's A "For Sale" Sign

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 year ago

Make up your mind!

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#41

For All Your... Lady Friends

For All Your... Lady Friends

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My O My 1 year ago

😂😂😂

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#42

A Nice Boat Name

A Nice Boat Name

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Or "Carp(e) Diem"!

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#43

Probably Better Than Some Real Therapists

Probably Better Than Some Real Therapists

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 year ago

I'd give that boat a wide berth...

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#44

-“Have You Come Up With A Boat Name Yet?” -“Fraid Knot” -“Don’t Worry, You Come Up With A Nautical Joke Eventually”

-“Have You Come Up With A Boat Name Yet?” -“Fraid Knot” -“Don’t Worry, You Come Up With A Nautical Joke Eventually”

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Robert Morson 1 year ago

Spelled frayed wrong.

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#45

Liquid Asset

Liquid Asset

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#46

Having Dinner At A Restaurant At The Marina And The Name Of This Boat Struck Me Funny

Having Dinner At A Restaurant At The Marina And The Name Of This Boat Struck Me Funny

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#47

You Better Get Used To Sleeping In This Boat...

You Better Get Used To Sleeping In This Boat...

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

Lol! He bought Favorite Mistake first. Wasn't so funny the second time eh?

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#48

Not Too Bad Indeed

Not Too Bad Indeed

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Kanye's boat.

#49

Wasted Sea Men

Wasted Sea Men

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 year ago

There are a lot of names in this list that would look especially good on tug boats...

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#50

Hook Those Ships On Me

Hook Those Ships On Me

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Moo Jar 1 year ago

The background is beautiful

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#51

Boat Naming For The Win

Boat Naming For The Win

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Steven Rundle 1 year ago

Main sails out for Harambe!

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#52

The Boat Has Been Properly Named

The Boat Has Been Properly Named

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Susan Forbes 1 year ago

He's doing pretty well if he can afford a boat that young

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#53

This Boat Probably Belongs To A Dad

This Boat Probably Belongs To A Dad

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Karen Wickiam 1 year ago

Why not a mom?

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#54

A Local Artist Hand Paints Boat Names, He Does It For Free If You Let Him Name The Boat. Here Is One Of His Freebies

A Local Artist Hand Paints Boat Names, He Does It For Free If You Let Him Name The Boat. Here Is One Of His Freebies

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Charlotte Brine 1 year ago

Hahaha phuc-aw-ya (fuck all ya)

#55

I Think We Have A Possible Name For Our New Boat

I Think We Have A Possible Name For Our New Boat

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Moo Jar 1 year ago

Well okay then

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#56

Decided On A Name For My Boat Today

Decided On A Name For My Boat Today

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The Laugh Fan 1 year ago

Certainly reminiscent of a sick liver.

#57

Puntastic

Puntastic

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Charlie Fitzgerald 3 months ago

Stole that name from me!

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#58

Be There In A Minute

Be There In A Minute

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#59

Clever Boat Name

Clever Boat Name

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MysticalMan 1 year ago

Maybe a few margaritas would help. Now where did I put that salt.

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#60

Clever Name For A Fishing Boat

Clever Name For A Fishing Boat

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Karen Wickiam 1 year ago

If they get another boat they can call it the 'Rodfather Too'

#61

Worth Every Penny For Sure

Worth Every Penny For Sure

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Karen Wickiam 1 year ago

'No money wasted but we are!'

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#62

Named My Boat Today. Thoughts?

Named My Boat Today. Thoughts?

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GlassOfWater 1 year ago

Someone send in S.H.I.E.L.D

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#63

Well... At Least He Has A Boat

Well... At Least He Has A Boat

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#64

Knot Stolen

Knot Stolen

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#65

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

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Gabriel Sbárbaro 1 year ago

Bought it in Ikea???

#66

Only In Point Place

Only In Point Place

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mearz 1 year ago

double yuck

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#67

The Name Of This Fishing Boat

The Name Of This Fishing Boat

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Dirty boat! 😜

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#68

I Wonder What Tho Owners Of This Boat Look Like

I Wonder What Tho Owners Of This Boat Look Like

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Maybe it's not a boat? It's a giant pill for Godzilla!

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