Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hello 2012 and a plethora of Vessel Victims

Happy New Year! It has been a long time since I have posted newly discovered Vessel Victims. Not to say, I haven't seen them. To start off 2012 with a bang, I give you a new collection of sadly named boats for your viewing pleasure and pain. Happy Sailing everyone, and keep your eyes out for your own Vessel Victims!

~Sailor Girl

No matter how many times I tried to pronounce this one, just comes across as...well... this referring to Bebe Rebozo, the longtime friend and confidant of President Nixon, or maybe Re - Bozo the clown? It's not good either way...

This falls in the "bad translation" category.

This one's more like "puns of a lesser god."

You know, I think nautical puns should be "ferbotten" for boatin'.


 This is just too wordy. The boat will have sunk by the time they finish the SOS call!

Knotty Luffer? You mean, Naughty Lover? Oh boy....

Again, same category...bad nautical puns...all I want to say is Not Tomorrow either!

 ...And some aren't.

Where's the litter?

 This is an example of King Nep-out of tune.

Maybe they should have stuck to the first thought.

Even changing the order wouldn't help this one.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Incoming OR Outgoing?

Are we going with the flow or against it? I suppose it depends upon what the economy is doing. In any event, this name strikes me as being a burden, not a joy. How sad....

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Exerting Influence? you didn't WANT to buy this boat, or is it that you have a paranoia about marinas?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More like a Belly Flop

Not quite sure why they made this simple name so difficult...if you have to sound it out two or three times to "get it," it's not a good name, don't cha' think?

Friday, October 8, 2010

As Slow As...?

I hope this vessel was being honored for its sweetness...maybe it just lost too many races. 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bad Recycling

My first submission for Vessel Victims is one that I don't have a photo of, but the mental image I have in my mind is so haunting that I want to share it. As I strolled recently amongst boats tied up at a marina in northern Canada, I spotted an 30' or 32' sailboat with the name ""SEA WASH." Okay, the name was bad enough to catch my attention, but it wasn't even applied well. There was too much space between the words. I wondered if it was a "homemade" sign job. Upon closer examination however, I was horrified. Appears that the original vinyl lettering spelled out "SEATTLE WASHINGTON." The owner had just scrapped off the ending of each word. I could still make out the faint dirty outlines of the original vinyl letters. I know that recycling is to be encouraged, but this is ridiculous. Such a sad situation for such a sweet little boat.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dedicated to suffering marine vessels everywhere

Today is September 23, 2010 and the start of my new blog, Vessel Victims, dedicated to those once "happy go lucky" sailboats and powerboats that have somehow been named in a way that is totally humiliating. We've all seen them. The bad puns, bad spelling, the "what were you drinking when you picked that name" phenomenon maliciously adorning once beautiful and honorable nautical friends. On my travels, I have encountered far too many and now I want to share their sad plight with the world in hopes that perhaps the owners will notice their faux paus and change their ways (and names). In the days ahead, I will post photos of the unfortunate vessels that have fallen victim and I hope those who also enjoy spending time on the sea will send their photos to me so I can share them with the world at large.

Never lose hope, sweet ships. I appreciate you, even if your owners don't...yet! ;-)