Boat Christenings

“For Fair Winds and Good Fortune to all who sail on her”

Are you planning to:

  • Launch a new vessel?
  • Name a new boat?
  • Rename your yacht?

Have you thought about organising a naming or christening ceremony for your boat?

Christening ceremonies for ships, boats and yachts date back thousands of years and are performed to bring good luck to the vessel and all who sail in her.

There are several ancient traditions which can be incorporated into the ceremony. For instance, placing a laurel wreath on the bow helps ensure safe returns and no christening or launching ceremony would be complete without a traditional wetting of the bow!

As a sailor and yacht owner for over twenty years, I share your love of boats. Why not give me call on 0438 088 526 to discuss how we can organise a memorable ceremony for you and your boat?

I recently had the privilege of having one of my christenings being published in the Herald Sun, Click here to view.


Did You Know?

HMS Titanic was never properly launched. Red rockets were fired over her bow and no traditional christening or launching ceremony was ever held.

Kerry Holgate – Marriage and Funeral Celebrant – Mornington Peninsula – Ph: 0438 088 526