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Top 10 boat names in past year revealed

The Swedish team boat crewed by Benjamin Peterson and Philip Carlson races in the Star series of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. More than 500 sailors from 44 countries are competing in the steppingstone to the Olympic Games. (J Carter / Associated Press)
The Swedish team boat crewed by Benjamin Peterson and Philip Carlson races in the Star series of the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. More than 500 sailors from 44 countries are competing in the steppingstone to the Olympic Games. (J Carter / Associated Press)

BOATING -- Wet Dream is out, Dream Weaver is in.  Popular names for boats are changing with the times, according to the 22nd annual survey of the most popular boat names by Boat Owners Association of the United States.

“A boat name reflects the life and loves of the owner,” says Occoless Trotter of the BoatUS Boat Graphics department in Alexandria, Virginia, which helps boaters design their own boat names. “But, it’s hard to sum it all up with just a few words.”

The boat owners group has been tallying the Top Ten Boat Names List for more than two decades.

This year's list of Top Ten Boat Names follows:

  1. Seas the Day
  2. Nauti Buoy
  3. Aquaholic
  4. Dream Weaver
  5. Pegasus
  6. Serenity Now
  7. Second Wind
  8. Liquid Asset
  9. Miss Behavin'
  10. Blew ByYou



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