boat names: west mersea

I’ve always been rather fascinated by the names people give inanimate things that they care about. Mostly boats, but also homes. I think it’s something to do with my love of short-form writing generally – the idea of imbuing a minimum of words with the maximum… what’s a good word for it? I’m going to borrow from eastern thinking for a moment (surprise!): chi. Or energy? Or feeling? Not sure. But I think you understand.

Think about all the thought and love that goes into boat names: they must be over-charged with the stuff. At the very least they seem worthy of collecting. I’ve been meaning to start for ages, with a view to doing something with them. But I’ve never figured out what. So for now, collecting the names will have to do, or I’ll never start.

So here are some boat names I saw at West Mersea in Essex today:

  • Quiet Air
  • Mersea Guy
  • Seahawk II
  • Fanny’s Prospect
  • Double Trouble
  • Admiral Benbow
  • Ghostbuster
  • Blenheim Rose
  • Two Voices
  • Keehar
  • Omar
  • Centenary
  • Gib’ Sea 262
  • Lahloo
  • Alchera
  • Cloud Nine
  • Mischief
  • Alouette
  • Blue Fox
  • Rosie
  • Lisa Lynne
  • Alderney
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Exposition
  • Brenda Leigh
  • Liberty 23
  • Ignis
  • Chelsea Flower
  • Mersea Native
  • Jolly Don
  • Riis I
  • Jenny Dee