How We Got Our Name

Stories behind the boat names

Published in the March 2012 Issue March 2012 Feature

We are on our third Teachers' Lounge. This one is a 47-foot Gibson Classic. We are husband and wife high school teachers at Munford High School.

Dave Barger

Munford, TN


Greetings from beautiful Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. We are on our second houseboat and have kept the same "name theme" going with both boats. I am a corporate pilot, so when we were naming our first boat, we wanted it to have some sort of airplane theme, so we named it Just Plane Fun.

As for our second boat, we wanted to stay with the play on words so we named our second boat Just Plane Fun Too.

David and Tanora Earnhardt


We named our houseboat Bote Wepublican because of our party affiliation, also playing off of our last name "Westerfield" and the fact that "we" are Republicans. We also designed a logo using an elephant.

Steve Westerfield

Omaha, NE


Our houseboat name is Poverty Flats. We named the boat for two reasons. One is my grandmother always referred to her property in Lake County, Calif., as poverty flat. The second reason is that the boat does put a dent in our budget. The boat is a 2005 Waterway-built boat in Markley Cove Resort at Lake Berryessa in California.

Pat and Doreen Fank

Martinez, CA

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