57 Best Fishing Boat Names (+ How to Choose the Perfect Name)

Small fishing boat heading out onto the water

Fishing has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. First developed as a way to gather food, fishing is now a subsistence practice and a hobby.

It’s estimated that nearly 40 million people work as fishermen, and over 50 million people in the U.S. alone participate in fishing as a hobby annually.

If you’re lucky to have your own fishing boat or are starting a charter fishing business, choosing a great name for your boat is essential!

We list more than 50 fishing boat name ideas below, plus tips for creating your own.

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    Unsinkable II

  2. Up
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    Hooked

  3. Up
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    Grim Reefer

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    Hell on Reels

    a play on “hell on wheels”

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    Fishful Thinking

    a play on “wishful thinking”

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    All About That Bass

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    Feeling Nauti

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    Reel Escape

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    Aboat Time

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    Fin Finder

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    Reel Busy

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    Shut Up & Fish

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    Reel Good

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    Oh-fish-ial

    a play on “official”

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    Flounder Pounder

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    Reel Life

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    In a Meeting

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    Rigged & Ready

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    Wicked Reels

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    Why Knot?

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    Angler Management

    a play on “anger management”

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    Happy Hour

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    License to Chill

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    Reel Estate

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    Squid Row

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    Fishizzle

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    Reel Obsession

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    Cod Squad

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    Lady Luck

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    Baits Motel

    reference to the Bates Motel in the Alfred Hitchcock movie “Psycho”

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    Here Fishy Fishy

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    Drop the Bass

    a play on bass drops in music

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    Knot For Reel

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    Fish Biz

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    Bass Chaser

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    Gone Fishin’

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    Pier Pressure

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    Filthy Oar

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    Out of Office

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    Wave Rider

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    Cirrhosis of the River

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    Sea Quest

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    Fish Tank

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    River Mist

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    Reel Love

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    Tide Runner

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    Aqua-Holic

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    Fantasea

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    Great Escape

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    Fishy Business

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    Bass Tracker

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    Fin and Tonic

  53. Up
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    Seas the Day

    a play on “seize the day”

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    Wicked Fishing

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    Bass Blaster

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    Chum Bucket

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    Buoyonce

    a play on “buoy” and “Beyonce”

How to Create Your Own Good Fishing Boat Names

If none of the options on our list above are perfect for your boat, use these tips to create your own fishing boat name ideas:

  • Use wide-ranging inspirations. You can get name ideas from books, movies, comedians, history, or your local environment. Use your own interests and think about what you enjoy outside of fishing, then keep those ideas as-is or alter them to make them fishing- or boating-related.
  • Have fun! Puns and jokes make for great boat names that will put you in an even better mood any time you have the opportunity to launch. Use your own sense of humor to create something extraordinary, whether a darkly humorous name like “Unsinkable II” or a silly one like “Here Fishy Fishy.”
  • Keep it short and simple. Boat names that are too long and complicated aren’t usually the best options. On top of being harder to say and remember, they don’t look as good when painted or stickered onto the back of the boat! A name around one to three words is usually ideal.
  • Be yourself. Funny and catchy boat names are ever-popular, but if an elegant boat name suits you better, feel free to choose whichever name and vibe call to you! A boat name that’s unique to you will always be the best option.