This hit Google News today almost immediately after posting it to PitchEngine, the social media PR builder. After today, I would highly recommend PitchEngine to anybody looking to get their press release into the news stream quickly.
Anyway, here's the release that went out in its entirety:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FirstBoat Announces the Most Popular Boat Names of the Year
Top boat names of 2008 compiled from the leading network of nautical sites
Hartford, CT, January 19, 2009 - FirstBoat.com, the premier online destination for new boaters, today announced its list of the most popular boat names of the past year. The list, compiled by FirstBoat.com in collaboration with CustomBoatNames.com, BoatNameGear.com, and the Boat Name Blog, includes nautical puns, tributes to recent movies and TV shows, and an overall celebration of the boating lifestyle.
Following are the top ten most popular boat names for 2008:
1. Happy Ours
2. Carpe Diem
3. Aqua - Holic
4. State of Mind
5. Anchor Management
6. The Office
7. Feelin' Nauti
8. Yes Dear
10. Serenity Now
Several of the boat names on the list, such as “Happy Ours”, “State of Mind” and “Carpe Diem”, reflect how much enjoyment people derive from the boating lifestyle. In fact, the popularity of these particular boat names may suggest that boating, for some, offers a temporary respite from the unremitting news about a distressed economy and record-high fuel prices which were experienced during the peak of last year’s boating season.
In general, most of the names on this year’s list of top boat names illustrate that boaters are imaginative and passionate individuals who like to have fun.
About Nautical Sites
Nautical Sites is a new media company comprised of a growing network of websites for boating and yachting enthusiasts. Included among the many sites in the network are:
FirstBoat.com, founded in 1999, is the premier online destination for new boaters and is home of the original Boat Name Machine, featuring over 50,000 possible boat names; online at www.FirstBoat.com.
The Boat Name Blog offers interactive boat naming advice at www.BoatNameBlog.com.
BoatNameGear.com is the ultimate source for personalized boating gear, offering high quality shirts, hats, towels, robes, tote bags and welcome mats, embroidered with your boat name; located online at www.BoatNameGear.com.
CustomBoatNames.com is one of the web’s leading vinyl lettering supplier to recreational boaters, featuring an easy-to-use online design tool and personal service, online at www.CustomBoatNames.com.
Andrew Canepari, Andrew@FirstBoat.com