From HMS Invincible to Boaty McBoatface, Seas the Day to Shoot Low They're Riding Chickens, naming ships and boats has always been a tradition that separates the inspired from the woefully unfunny. This book explores some of the fascinating history behind famous names, and bizarre stories behind the stranger ones.
Jonathan Eyers is the author of Don't Shoot the Albatross!: Nautical Myths and Superstitions, How to Snog a Hagfish!: Disgusting Things in the Sea and Final Voyage: The World's Worst Maritime Disasters for Adlard Coles Nautical, and the novel The Thieves of Pudding Lane for Bloomsbury Children's.
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Underpinned by history, psychology and a large
dash of humour, his latest book is a witty guide to boat naming. *
Coast magazine *
Offers an A-Z of boat names both good and bad, common and uncommon, and answers the all-important question of what the name of your vessel says about you. * Welsh Coastal Life *
An essential guide including an interesting history, a fair bit of psychology and a lot of humour. * All at Sea *