Question: Is is bad to rename a boat?
Answer: This question stems from the superstition that to rename a boat brings bad luck. Sailors of old were a superstitious lot and had all sorts of funny ideas about what brought bad luck or good luck. In our day, superstitions still abound. Some people nearly faint at the idea of renaming your boat, still maintaining that it brings bad luck. I think bad luck is a superstition itself and that if a new purchase a used boat, the new name should reflect your values, circumstances and desires.