Boat Blessing & Naming

Blessing and naming of boats has a long history throughout the world and in Australia. A ceremony to officially name and bless a boat can be a beautiful celebration and a lot of fun.

Celebrate your life, your lifestyle and your boat. Together we can create a beautiful ceremony to bless and name your boat.

Navigator’s Blessing (by littlegoldboat)

May you see the way wherever the journey takes you,
sailing safely over rough water & weathering the waves’ dips & valleys
May you find treasure in Earth’s infinite variety, beauty & surprise
May you hear the ocean’s music in every shell you hold to your ear
May your boat fill with insight, laughter, generosity & love
as you discover new landscapes & explore the wide expanse of memory.

For every ceremony, I take time to know you and individually design and write your ceremony. Your ceremony will be a unique, personal, meaningful and beautiful reflection of you, your needs, values, personality and life journey. I listen to you and with creativity, experience and passion help you create the perfect ceremony. I also have a range of resources you can use for inspiration. A beautiful Commemorative Booklet of the ceremony will be produced and given to you to keep. You will also receive a Commemorative Certificate on the day.

Officiating your ceremony is the culmination of many hours of preparation, which is included in the price. I will meet with you at least once to determine the ceremony you want. We can meet at my place or yours or at a mutually convenient place, we can even meet on Skype. To create your perfect ceremony we will be in contact as often as needed by phone, email, skype or google hangouts.

On the day, I will be there at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony to set up and check equipment. A PA system will be provided if required. I can also bring along a table, chair and cloth for signing the certificate. I am happy to wear appropriately themed clothes to fit with your ceremony.

A free no obligation consult and quote either in person or over the phone is provided for all ceremonies. The fee is determined by the complexity of the ceremony, the number of people involved, location and day of the week. However, the prices below will give you an indication.

  • Fees & Charges

    Range from $100-$300 depending on the ceremony you require. Travel beyond 60km is charged at $1 per km or by negotiation. A free, no obligation quote will be provided.

    Terms and conditions: 25% deposit to confirm booking. No cancellation fee is charged if you cancel more than 14 days before the ceremony and your deposit will be returned. The booking fee will not be returned if the ceremony is cancelled within 14 days of the date of the ceremony. Payment in full is required on the day.