Originally Posted by RVN-BR
Tom, there was a piece about the capt jon and the lukeosauros one on dock walk i think.. apparently luke is the son?
I hope you're thinking of the story that was in The Triton, the publication I work for when not pounding it for YF
. It's interesting and fun to find out where names come from or what they mean.
Here's the story under Yacht Names Tell Tales (courtesy of The Triton):
The boats in the Miami show were nothing if not expressive.
While they might look tamely white from a distance, when you get close, their names have something to say.
Take the 96-foot Serenity Now. Complete with a Chinese character (for <<ITAL>>serenity), it also includes an exclamation point at the end. So yes, it is a nod to George’s father of the 1990s sitcom Seinfeld who use to shout the saying, arms raised high. (The name Serenity Now also landed sixth on BoatUS’s 22nd annual list of top 10 boat names.)
Yai Sou (a 104-foot Cheoy Lee) is what the Greeks exclaim when they greet each other (hello, good-bye, and good health). Sounds like a toast you might shout as you lift your ouzo.
No Bada Bees (the 127-footer from IAG Yachts) is the expression that members of the owner’s team uses when they sold cars at his dealership in New York.
Beyond versions of the wife’s name (such as Mustang Sally), many yacht names are in another language.
Ma’atKare, an 85-foot Pacific Mariner, is Egyptian for “my soul is at peace with God.” The owner is an Egypt buff.
Estancia, a 112-foot Westport, is Spanish for ranches. The owner has owned horses in his life, and his girlfriend currently has 50 on two ranches.
Damrak II, a 70-foot Sunreef, is named for Damrak, a street in Amsterdam much like Wall Street in New York City where the owner met his wife.
Vivere, the 116-foot Azimut, is Italian for “to live”, and Far Niente, a 116-foot Hatteras, means “to do nothing,” which is what this owner does when he’s onboard.
Our vote for most unusual name is M/Y Dr. JonLuke and his Lukousaurus, an 87-foot Broward named for JonLuke, the owner’s 8-year-old son, who has an uncanny knowledge of dinosaurs, of which a lukousaurus is one. We’re not sure where the "Dr." fits in.