But this Cinderella story is not complete. You are missing that final bit of magic that will connect your charter business with potential guests — the name! Changing the name of your yacht is an important decision to make, one that was typically avoided in history.
Since the beginning of time, sailors have believed that there are lucky vessels and unlucky vessels. The unluckiest vessels are those that have changed their boat name. According to legend, changing a boat name without a proper boat renaming ceremony to appease the gods of the sea will result in devastating consequences for the life of the boat.
My good friend, Ralph, wrote this for just such an occasion. It is copywrited and I do have permission to use it. This subject has caused much derision and division amongst sailors for years.
Superstitions abound in all cultures, but you probably won't encounter a more superstitious group of people than sailors. Why is this? Most psychologists believe that superstitions evolve from feeling a lack of control.
Rhodes Not sure if GB performs this as part of the recycling procedure. First: You must de-name: Example; Bless the former name and allow that name to go to the everlasting sea.
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Changing a boat's name after she's sailed has long been considered unlucky. During the Age of Sail it was difficult to find crew willing to work on renamed ships, which carried bad reputations even if nothing untoward had happened to them. One of the most famous ships to change name and meet a sticky end was the Endurancethe ship Sir Ernest Shackleton took on his ill-fated voyage to Antarctica in Her Norwegian builders christened her Polarisbut Shackleton renamed her in honour of his family motto: 'By endurance we conquer.