Clever fishing boat names

If owning a boat is a rite of passage, christening your ship with an appropriate name is a downright ceremonial requirement. Like naming your child, this responsibility is no small endeavor. To think about the names of fishing boats, you have to spend a lot of time on board, learning about the unique quirks and letting the personality of your boat reveal to you.

Some fishing boat names reflect their owner while others represent a person of their own. Then there are those who are not at all concerned with the convention of good fishing boat names, but as the rightful owner the decision should at least be considered.

If you’re naming a boat, here is a roundup of good fishing boat names to enhance your creative engine.

  • The Reel McCoy, Reel Therapy, Reel Savage – the pun is unlimited!
  • The inheritance of children
  • The Rodfather
  • Endorphins
  • Sick day, in a meeting, outside the office, around the clock – who doesn’t love corporate humor?
  • Dock slammer
  • Welding capital
  • Rock Bottom, Boatrupt, Break Out Another Thousand – let’s be honest, boats are expensive.
  • Off the hook
  • Rod Bender
  • Knot today, knot working, knot type
  • Black pearl
  • Flat and happy
  • Bait Buster, Chum Runner, not debaitable
  • Seas the day
  • Fishing obsession
  • Salty conviction
  • Aqua Outlaw – If you’re using criminal innuendo, just make sure your boat is registered first.

Now that you have been thoroughly inspired by our list of fishing boat names, it is time to step aboard your ship and put pen on paper. Get creative, be original and have fun with it. After all, it’s hard to have a bad day on a boat.

Check out more boat themes or try our boat comparison tool to find out which suits you best. Tight lines and good fishing!

Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid athlete who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and the outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is an active contributor to nonprofit conservation and fishing organizations. Visit her personal blog at or on Instagram @tideandtale.


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