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                                                                                  in Top 10 Boat Names for 2021
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          ( %    $  !  $ 3   %      &# %* 3   !( #$ /  # $$     !! $ 3   &  #*     It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat
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                      #     '   !  #   % !  %        3    $    * #!&              ers have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social
                    #  %    ($ !     '        *            &% $  ( *              Distancing” rocketed to the No. 2 spot on the BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names list for 2021. The
                                                                                  choice of boat names, which were requested from the BoatUS online Boat Graphics service,
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                                                                                  may also tell you a little about the owner.
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                                                                                  Here’s this year’s Top 10 Boat Names list:
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                                                                                   Andiamo: There’s no mistaking this meaning of this Italian word for “let’s go.” While this
                                           "      "                               name has made the list in the past, never before have so many boaters wanted to go and get
                                                                                  away from it all, making this the No. 1 boat name for 2021.
                                                                                   Social Distancing: An affirmation of the times, physically separating by escaping to the
                                                                                  water gives this boat owner the space they need to recover and rejuvenate during a crazy year
                                  An Innovative and Patented product              of change.
                                                                                   Grace: Elegance, a refinement of movement. This owner may have chosen a vessel with the
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                                                                                  classic lines – a bit of tumblehome, a raked stern and overhanging bow. There may even be
                                                                                  Grey Poupon aboard.
                                                                                   Shenanigans: Moving up the list from No. 7 last year, this boat owner is definitely up to
                                                                                  something. For other boaters who may share a dock with this vessel’s owner, playful pranks are
                                                                                  always part of the summer boating season. Better make sure your binoculars don’t have a layer
                                                                                  of black charcoal smudged on the eyepieces before you use them.
                                                                                   Cool Change: Also moving up three spots from the previous list, time for a “cool change” can
         Nauti-GLIDE… Self-Adjusts with your Boat to varying Water Levels; Secure and Stable for Safe   be the escape this boat’s owner is looking for. The literal meaning, which describes the change
         and Easy Boarding; Easy and Quick way to tie off your boat; Prevents Damage to your Boat and   from a hot summer day to a cool afternoon breeze and thunderstorms ahead, comes from
         Dock; Sleek and Stylish design; and most of all Piece of Mind.           Australia and sparked a pop song.
         No line adjustments required, tie off and forget about it.                Island Time: Falling from the No. 2 spot last year, everything is more laid back aboard this
         Non-marring fender helps keep your fi berglass shining. No extra fenders needed.  vessel. Let down your hair, relax – you will get there when you get there. Literally and figura-
         No dock cleats needed. Keeps your dock clean, sleek, stylish, allowing focus to be where it   tively, this owner is on Island Time.
         should be, on your Boat.                                                  Knot on Call: Moving up two spots, this is a name often chosen by medical professionals. It
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            Made in the USA     Mfg. by KJM Applied Concepts, LLC     Avon Lake, Ohio 44012  Mojo: Got yours back yet? Boating regains this owner’s energy and enthusiasm.
                                                                                   Freedom: Ever since appearing on the Top 10 Boat Names list for the first time after 9/11,
                                                                                  this perennial favorite explains everything that boating gives this boat owner. Let it all go – no
                                                                                  one is stopping you.
                                                                                   Serenity: An all-time favorite that was No. 1 last year, this name may indicate the
                                                                                  owner’s need to find time away from a high-stress job … or family! It’s often a name found
                                                                                  on sailing vessels.
                                                                                   For a look at all of the BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names lists over the years, go to
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