Miss Maree

What’s in a name?

My name is with me for life. Yes, I can change it. Not to be undertaken lightly, though.

So it is with boat names.

According to seafaring legend, every vessel name is recorded in the Ledger of the Deep, and the ship known to Poseidon, the god of the sea.

If a ship receives a new name, rituals must be performed to expunge the old name from the Ledger, and Poseidon needs to be placated to accept the new name.

Fortunately, the ship I am building hasn’t been initiated into the lore and law of the sea as yet.

To change it’s name is more like the process an expectant mother goes through.

Tom? Dick? Harriette?

I was inspired by a book I came across recently, Travels with Miss Cindy by Tony Bigras.


Miss Cindy is a 16 foot catamaran that Tony designed and built in Canada, transported on the roof of his car across the USA to Mexico, and from there cruised throughout the Caribbean to Cuba.

Miss Cindy looks quite similar to the Kohler Eco 6 sailing catamaran I am building.

Miss Cindy’s adventures inspire me to have the same kind of fun with my new boat. I admire Tony’s attitude.


So, my boat from now on will go by the name Miss Maree. 

Maree is my beloved wife’s middle name. If names denote character, sailing Miss Maree promises to be full of wonderful adventure.

A page with build photos of Miss Maree is in the menu top right, or right here.

About the author Rien

dutch by birth 🇳🇱 | australian by choice 🇦🇺 | type 1 diabetic 💉 | married ❤️⚭ | grandfather 👴🏻 | fujifilm photographer 📷 | boat builder and sailor ⛵️ | seeker no more 🚫📖

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  1. Looking forward to lots of adventures!



    1. It won’t let me



  2. Here I go again. Nice story Rien



  3. Would you believe Christine’s middle name is Maree? Coincidence?

    Not to mention Tante Maree or was it Tante Marie?



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