Whilst bass boats don’t usually have painted on names, it can help to set you apart from the crowd and competition. But if you do decide to choose a name for your bass boat it’s probably up there with one of the most mentally challenging to do with boat ownership.
Whilst you might spend hours choosing the right bass boat accessories, it’s wise not to rush through choosing a good bass boat name. After all, if you get wrong and end up changing your mind, you might have to get your vinyl wraps changed up – and that can expensive.
Many owners will choose a funny name, others something more serious or relating to their own personality. It’s entirely up to you what you decide is the cool bass boat name to suit you and your ride.
Just don’t get it wrong. I’ve seen plenty of bass boats near me which I have seen with a great name that sticks in the memory. Others I’ve seen have made me just question why would you do that!?
Anyhow, here are some catchy and unique bass boat names that I hope will give you some great ideas and inspiration if you do decide to slap a name decal on yours.
Funny bass boat names
Should you choose a funny name? It’s not essential, you could opt for something clever and cool instead. After all, your ride should reflect your personality – do you have a sense of humor and not take yourself too seriously?
If that’s the case, here are some funny bass boat names that could really set you apart from all other vessels out there on the water.
- Bait, Sweat n Beers
- Danger Ranger
- Error 404 Fish Not Found
- Fish n Chicks
- Fishin’ Impossible
- Hail Mary
- Knot Stolen
- Knot Sure
- Little Wet Corvette
- On The Rocks
- Reel Happy
- She Got the House
- Slip n Slide
- Talkin Bass
- The Depth Star
- Topp Gunn
If you like those, you might also like some of the alcohol-themed boat names I put together which are sure to create a laugh. If not, keep on scrolling to see more ideas for bass boat names, starting off with some very cool ones (in my opinion at least!).
Cool bass boat names
Let’s start off with a quick disclaimer; what one person might think is funny and cool could be a complete turkey to someone else.
With the ideas below, chances are you will totally disagree with me – but take a look anyway as I think there are a better than your average and typical names.
- Absolute Power
- Bad Attitude
- Bass Bullet
- Bass Catcher
- Bass Hunter
- Bass Junkie
- Breakin’ Bass
- Cleared for Take Off
- Fish Tank
- Full Throttle
- Golden Rod
- Heavy Bass Beats
- Night Basser
- Red Baron
- Tide Runner
- Wave Buster
Quite a few of those ideas above could be used for as a great bass fishing boat name. If you want something even more related to fishing, take a look at these 157 fishing boat names that you simply won’t believe.
Great and good bass boat names
OK, so I might be starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel now depending on your point of view. Do you think any of these are good enough to be painted or vinyl’d as decals onto the side of your bass fishing boat?
- Bass Blaster
- Black Magic
- Fast Money
- Fishful Thinkin’
- Fishy Business
- Flash Dance
- Reel Deal
- Reel Magic
- Reel Therapy
- Salty Dog
- Sea Ya
- Silver Surfer
- Skeeter Bite
- The Bass Father
- Yeah Buoy
I told you, they aren’t brilliant and perhaps not great. Do you want to take things up a level? Do you really not care what people think and are happy to use something offensive?
If you like rude boat names, here a large list of them, or you can keep scrolling to get down the dirty bass boat names that are certain to raise an eyebrow.
Dirty and rude bass boat names
Be warned, some of the following names are very offensive! Your family probably won’t want to be seen dead with you if you’re got something like this on the side or rear panel. And don’t blame me if you get pulled over by the cops next time you are towing!
- Bass Crapper
- Bass Hole
- Bass 2 Mouth
- Big Bass Tard
- Bite Me
- Blew By You
- Fork Me
- Happy Hooker
- Master Baiter
- Passing Wind
- Phuck It
- Salty Test Tackles
- She’s Wet Again
- Ship Happens
- Slippery When Wet
- The Inglorious Bass-Turd
- The Salty Swallow
- Wasted Seamen
- Wet Dream
- Wet n Wild
Believe it or not, none of those names above are on the list of banned boat names that the US Coast Guard simply won’t allow. They might get you banned from your local boat club though if the management are of a conservative persuasion!
Clever and unique bass boat names
If you want something that you could say was more traditional, almost verging on clever and unique (although I believe everything on this list can be classed as a unique bass boat name), then see the ideas below.
- A Salt Weapon
- Aboat Time
- Angler Management
- Baits Motel
- Bass Benjamins (as you know it definitely cost a lot!)
- Bits’n Pieces
- Broke Bass
- Catch 22
- Evan Rude
- Knot on Call
- Liquid Asset
- Miss Conduct
- Moby Debt
- Moor Often Than Knot
- Reel Busy
- Reel Therapy
- The Rod Father
- Vitamin Sea
- Worth the Weight
So there you have it, my list of funny bass boat names and more. So what next? What happens when you decide you want get your new idea designed up and applied onto the boat as a decal. Skip to the next section to see some great examples of how it could look
See some awesome bass boat wrap ideas
In this guide I’ve used a few images of stunning bass boat wrap ideas where you can see how the owners have had vinyl decals applied.
To see more of these photos, take a look at these stunning bass boat wraps and designs.
Looking for amazing accessories for your boat?
I’ve put together a guide recently which details all the best accessories you could ever wish to have on your bass fishing boat.
There are more than 20 ideas and gadgets including anchor winches, guards, boat covers, cup holders, chargers, hydraulic anchors, coolers, grippers, and Bluetooth speakers.
To see what I am currently recommending, look at this bass boat accessories catalog.
How to name your bass boat
Hopefully these ideas have given you some great inspiration on what to call your pride and joy. The naming of a boat is a rite of passage, and gives you an opportunity to have some fun, get creative, and be unique on the water.
The options are limitless, it’s just what your own imagination can come up. That’s why it’s so hard to settle on something. And when you do, you want to get it right as not only can be bad luck to change the name of a boat, but also expensive if you’ve invested in decals.
Here are some pointers that should help to ensure you don’t get it wrong!
Your boat’s name says a lot about you
How you name your boat could have wide ranging implications if you get it wrong. It will often end up being how other boaters and authorities know and recognize you.
If I can give you an example, I once saw a pontoon boat that was called “Drug Money”. The guy told me that he’d been pulled up by the Coast Guard on 2 occasions in the last year, and was even pulled over by the cops when trailering.
Do you really want to attract that kind of attention to your bass boat?
If you’re taking your family out, there are also going to be names they don’t overly appreciate. My wife stopped me naming my pontoon something really embarrassing, as she said she wouldn’t step on it unless I opted for something more sensible – thanks wife!
Don’t hurry the naming process
If you rush into a bass boat name, you could end up regretting it, especially if you’ve had the design made up and slapped onto the hull. That could be a 4-figure dollar mistake if you choose a really expensive wrap design!
I recommend writing down all your name ideas on a scrap of paper and seeing what other people think over the course of a couple of weeks.
The name you choose today might sound great, but in the future might not be so good. I am thinking something like naming your boat after a partner in case you ever decide to split up!
Whatever you choose, just make sure that it’s easy to say, read, and is relatively tasteful.
Choose an easy to spell and pronounce name
Imagine the scenario; you’re out on the water and you get into trouble.
You have to make a distress call into the US Coast Guard on a mayday call.
They ask you what the name of your bass boat is, and you reply: “Reel Big Financial Liability”
It doesn’t really roll off the tongue does it. And if the radio isn’t clear, you might even have to spell it out.
Imagine how hard that would be with a play on words, pun, or a foreign sounding name – it could make a huge difference in getting the help you need.
Choose a short name, easy to spell and sound out, with preferably no more than two words and a few easy to understand a syllables.
The last word…
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through this list of funny bass boat names, plus all the other unique ideas. If you can think of anymore that should be added to this list, I would love to hear from you via social media so please do get in touch!