Choosing your superyacht’s name is a great opportunity to express your individuality, but with so many yachts on the water, there is a high chance of doubling or even tripling up. Using data from our superyacht directory, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most popular yacht names.
The top 10 most popular superyacht names
As many as eight yachts have been named Aurora, with a few others sporting a variation of the name. Perhaps inspired by the aurora borealis or northern lights, this moniker was chosen by the owners of both the 74 metre Lürssen and the 49.9 metre from Rossinavi, which were both launched in the same year.
Photo: Tom Van Oossanen
Another highly popular superyacht name is Escape — a fitting title for the place where many owners go to get away from the stresses of the modern world. At least eight yachts bear this exact name and many more use variations on the theme, such as Sweet Escape and Magnificent Escape.
Whether you prefer the Frank Sinatra original or the Sex Pistols cover, there is no denying the cultural impact of this classic tune. There are 10 superyachts named My Way in our directory, including this 29.8 metre Sunseeker that was launched by the British yard in 2010.
Some believe that they were always fated to own a yacht, and that certainly seems to be the case with this 37.3 metre Heesen. Her name, Her Destiny, is a variant of one of the most popular superyacht names, with 10 other yachts in our database going by a similar name.
Currently offered for charter with Burgess, Destiny was launched in 2007 as part of the yard's Heesen 3700 semi-custom series. She accommodate up to 12 guests and is capable of 28 knots flat-out.
Since Italy is one of the biggest yacht building nations on earth, it’s only fitting that our list has an Italian name on it (in case you didn’t know, Andiamo means “let’s go” in Italian). Our records contain 11 superyachts registered as Andiamo, including this 36 metre Benetti Classic 120 (pictured above) that was launched in 2006 and the more recent 48 metre from Baglietto.
Another Italian moniker, Dolce Vita is a truly fitting name for a yacht, since it is used as a byword for the good life of relaxation, sunshine and luxurious living. The phrase dates back to Federico Fellini's 1960 film and has now spread all around the world to grace the transoms of more than 10 yachts built as far afield as America, the Netherlands and Turkey - as is the case for the Numarine 105HT yacht Dolce Vita (pictured above).
A fitting Latin motto for a decisive owner who always seizes the day, Carpe Diem is one of the most popular superyacht names. There are 10 yachts with this moniker in our database, including this 58.22 metre Trinity yacht Carpe Diem, which was launched in 2011.
Peace and quiet is a key commodity on board superyachts, and this is reflected by the sheer popularity of the name Serenity. Our database lists 10 superyachts named Serenity, with an additonal nine carrying a similar name.
The 40.53 metre IAG yacht Serenity is one particularly notable example. Launched in 2016, she features several fixed balconies and a shallow wading pool on the upper deck.
Photo: Thierry Dehove
At the top of our list, and surely a strong contender for the world’s most popular superyacht name, is Freedom. There are 17 entries in the superyacht directory for this name, which is hardly surprising as that is exactly what many owners crave from their yachting experience. The largest superyacht called Freedom is a 70 metre built by Italian yard Benetti, pictured above.