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Famous Boat Names

Famous Boat Names

Journey through time and imagination as we unveil a list of famous boat names that have made waves in various ways.

Famous Boat Names From Movies

  1. Orca – Jaws (1975)
  2. Nautilus – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  3. Molly Aida – Fitzcarraldo (1982)
  4. Belafonte – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  5. The Perfect Storm – The Perfect Storm (2000)
  6. The Deadliest Catch – The Deadliest Catch (2005-)
  7. Thelma & Louise – Thelma & Louise (1991)
  8. The Poseidon Adventure – The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  9. The African Queen – The African Queen (1951)
  10. The Bounty – The Bounty (1984)
  11. The Caine Mutiny – The Caine Mutiny (1954)
  12. The Hunt for Red October – The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  13. The Old Man and the Sea – The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
  14. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  15. Pirates of the Caribbean – Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2017)
  16. The Jolly Roger – Peter Pan (1953)
  17. The Hispaniola – Treasure Island (1950)
  18. The Walrus – Black Sails (2014-2017)
  19. The HMS Surprise – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  20. The HMS Bounty – Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, 1962)

Famous Boat Names From Literature

  1. The Pequod – Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
  2. The Hispaniola – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  3. The Argo – Greek mythology, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts.
  4. The Jolly Roger – Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.
  5. The Walrus – Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
  6. The Black Pearl – Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney.
  7. The Nautilus – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
  8. The Rachel – Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
  9. The Demeter – Dracula by Bram Stoker.
  10. The Lady Anne – The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
  11. The Gossamer – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
  12. The Hispaniola – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  13. The Pequod – Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
  14. The Walrus – Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
  15. The Argo – Greek mythology, the ship used by Jason and the Argonauts.
  16. The Jolly Roger – Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.
  17. The Black Pearl – Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney.
  18. The Nautilus – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
  19. The Rachel – Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
  20. The Demeter – Dracula by Bram Stoker

Famous Ship Names from Historical Events

  1. Santa Maria – Christopher Columbus’ flagship on his first voyage to the Americas.
  2. HMS Beagle – The ship that carried Charles Darwin on his famous voyage to the Galapagos Islands.
  3. USS Arizona – An American battleship tragically sunk during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
  4. Mayflower – The ship that transported the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620.
  5. Titanic – The famous ship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.
  6. HMS Victory – Admiral Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
  7. Andrea Gail – The commercial fishing vessel immortalized in the book “The Perfect Storm.”
  8. CSS Hunley – The first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat during the American Civil War.
  9. Golden Hind – The ship that Sir Francis Drake used to circumnavigate the globe in the 16th century.
  10. HMAV Bounty – The ship that was taken over by mutineers in 1789.
  11. Arthur Foss – A classic old wooden tugboat from the Pacific Northwest.
  12. Bacchus – A Roman ship that was discovered in the Mediterranean Sea in 1999.
  13. HMS Victory – Admiral Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
  14. USS Constitution – A wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy.
  15. USS Monitor – An ironclad warship built for the Union Navy during the American Civil War.
  16. Lusitania – A British ocean liner that was sunk by a German submarine in 1915.
  17. Cutty Sark – A British clipper ship that was used for trade in the 19th century.
  18. RMS Queen Mary – A British ocean liner that was in service from 1936 to 1967.
  19. USS Indianapolis – A United States Navy cruiser that was sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1945.
  20. HMS Bounty – A British ship that was involved in a mutiny in 1789

Famous Boat Names from Celebrities

  1. The Maraya – Sean “Diddy” Combs’ yacht.
  2. Axioma – Kendall Jenner’s yacht.
  3. Freedom – Roberto Cavalli’s yacht.
  4. Vantage – Calvin Klein’s yacht.
  5. Beethoven – Rafael Nadal’s yacht.
  6. Wajer 77 – Tom Brady’s yacht.
  7. Galactica Star – Beyonce and Jay Z’s yacht.
  8. Rising Sun – Leonardo DiCaprio’s yacht.
  9. Vendetta – Billy Joel’s yacht.
  10. Privacy – Tiger Woods’ yacht.
  11. Seafair – David and Victoria Beckham’s yacht.
  12. Hokulani – Nicole Kidman’s yacht.
  13. Necker Belle – Richard Branson’s yacht.
  14. Octopus – Paul Allen’s yacht.
  15. Seven Seas – Steven Spielberg’s yacht.
  16. Lady Moura – Nasser Al-Rashid’s yacht.
  17. Ecstasea – Roman Abramovich’s yacht.
  18. Sirona III – Johnny Depp’s yacht.
  19. Amphitrite – J.K. Rowling’s yacht.
  20. Christina O – Aristotle Onassis’ yacht.
  21. Blue Moon – Bernie Ecclestone’s yacht.
  22. Limitless – Leslie Wexner’s yacht.
  23. Lady Britt – Britt Ekland’s yacht.
  24. Musashi – Larry Ellison’s yacht.
  25. Alfa Nero – Theodore Angelopoulos’ yacht.
  26. Eclipse – Roman Abramovich’s yacht.
  27. Dilbar – Alisher Usmanov’s yacht.
  28. Luna – Farkhad Akhmedov’s yacht.
  29. A – Andrey Melnichenko’s yacht.
  30. Serene – Yuri Shefler’s yacht

Famous Viking Boat Names

  1. Ormen Lange – King Olaf Tryggvason’s legendary longship.
  2. Trana – Built for the Norwegian king, Olav Tryggvason.
  3. Ormen Skamme or Ormen Korte – Built for the chieftain, Raud den Ramme.
  4. Barden – Built for Earl Eirik of Norway.
  5. Visund – Built for King Olav Haraldsson (St Olav) of Norway.
  6. Dragon Harald Fairhair – A recreation of the large, sturdy Norwegian longships known from the sagas.
  7. Long Serpent – The most legendary warship and the pride of the Norwegian King Olav Tryggvason.
  8. Skidbladner – The magical ship of the Norse god Freyr.
  9. Naglfar – The ship made of the nails of the dead, according to Norse mythology.
  10. Gokstad Ship – A well-preserved Viking ship discovered in Norway in 1880.
  11. Oseberg Ship – A well-preserved Viking ship discovered in Norway in 1903.
  12. Roskilde 6 – A Viking ship discovered in Denmark in 1997.
  13. Hedeby Ship – A Viking ship discovered in Germany in 1979.
  14. Tuna Ship – A Viking ship discovered in Sweden in 1710.
  15. Skuldelev Ships – Five Viking ships were discovered in Denmark in 1962.
  16. Gislinge Ship – A Viking ship discovered in Denmark in 1935.
  17. Ladby Ship – A Viking ship discovered in Denmark in 1935.
  18. Tune Ship – A Viking ship discovered in Norway in 1867.
  19. Kvalsund Ship – A Viking ship discovered in Norway in 1920.
  20. Gudme Ship – A Viking ship discovered in Denmark in 1933

Conclusion

Boats, in their many forms, have been instrumental in shaping the course of human history and culture. The names of these vessels often carry rich stories and associations, from historical events to cinematic adventures, from mythical tales to real-life exploits.

Whether you’re a maritime enthusiast, a history buff, or simply someone who appreciates the fascinating interplay of history and culture, we hope this exploration of famous boat names has offered you a unique and engaging perspective.

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Steve Momot

Steve Momot

Steve is an accomplished professional photographer and marketer who specializes in the Fishing, Yacht, and Boating industry. With a strong presence as an influencer and marketing expert in the Marine Industry, he has made a significant impact in the field. Additionally, Steve is the original creator and co-founder of Sportfishtrader. Prior to his career as a marine photographer, he gained extensive experience as a licensed boat and car dealer in South Florida.


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