Clever Fishing Boat Names

By Alycia Downs

Dec 09, 2020

Need inspiration for fishing boat names?  Check out this compilation of good fishing boat names to help rev your creative engine.

If owning a boat is a rite of passage, then christening your vessel with a fitting name is a downright ceremonial requirement. Like naming your child, this responsibility is no small undertaking. Contemplating fishing boat names requires one to spend significant amounts of time on board, getting to know the unique quirks and allowing your boat’s personality to reveal itself to you.

Some fishing boat names are a reflection of their owner while others portray a persona of their own. Then, there are those who aren’t concerned with the convention of good fishing boat names at all, yet as the rightful owner, the decision should be considered at the very least.

If you’re in the process of naming a boat, here’s a compilation of good fishing boat names to help rev your creative engine.

  • The Reel McCoy, Reel Therapy, Reel Savage - the word play is reel-y limitless!
  • The Kids Inheritance
  • The Rodfather
  • Endorfin
  • Sick Day, In a Meeting, Out of Office, Off the Clock - who doesn’t love corporate humor?
  • Dock Slammer
  • Sweat Equity
  • Rock Bottom, Boatrupt, Break Out Another Thousand - because let’s be honest, boat’s are expensive.
  • Off the Hook
  • Rod Bender
  • Knot Today, Knot Working, Knotical Dude
  • Black Pearl
  • Flat and Happy
  • Bait Buster, Chum Runner, Not Debaitable
  • Seas the Day
  • Angler’s Obsession
  • Salty Persuasion
  • Aqua Outlaw - if you use felonious innuendos, just make sure your boat is registered first.

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

Check out more boating topics or try our boat comparison tool to see what’s the best fit for you. Tight lines and good fishing!

Alycia Downs
Alycia Downs
Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at or on Instagram @tideandtale.