How It Works
Register Your Boat Name in 3 Easy Steps
Search Your Name
Search more than 400,000 boat names to determine if your boat name is available.
Claim Your Name
Join an elite group of BNR Members who have made the smart choice to protect their boat names.
Receive Your Certificate
As a proud BNR Member, we’ll protect your boat name in your home port. We won’t allow anyone else to claim it.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING
"What a terrific idea! Can’t imagine why this registry hadn’t happened years ago."
"I spent many months thinking about a name for my boat. I wanted it to be unique and solely mine. BNR gives me the opportunity to protect my boat’s name."
"The tips available on BNR are endless to help in naming your boat. It makes coming up with a personalized and EXCLUSIVE name easy."
"Maintaining a long family tradition was important when we named our boat and taking steps to protect the name and not have it copied was important to us. BNR helps us with that process."
"I sail in a "class" sailing club and the only thing that distinguishes my boat from the others is the name on the transom. I couldn’t wait to register my boat name with BNR to keep others in my class from getting the name first."
5 GREAT REASONS
to become a
We’ll record your boat name in your home port. No one else can claim it.
We’ll securely store all your boat-related information. Upload your boat ownership records, boat and trailer registration, important equipment purchase records, and more.
When someone tries to register your boat name in your home port, they’ll get a “not available” reply.
All members receive a BNR Certificate. VIP members receive two prominent boat decals that show your boat is officially registered with BNR.
Your VIP profile page contains boat photos, state registration, and insurance details.