As One Directon's Liam Payne announces his intentions to name his first yacht after his partner, Cheryl Tweedy, we wondered how many of you have named a boat after a loved one?


One Direction band member, Liam Payne, has said his first yacht will be named after his girlfriend, singer Cheryl Tweedy.

The 24-year-old singer, who has a son – Bear – with 34-year-old Cheryl, made the declaration while appearing on the American radio show Most Requested Live.

He was asked what he would call his first boat and he replied “The Cheryl”.

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Payne is not unusual in naming a yacht after a loved one.

Greek-Argentine shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis named his luxury motor yacht, Christina O, after his daughter.

While Argentinian single-handed sailor, Vito Dumas, who become the first solo sailor to round Cape Horn and the first to sail around the world with only three landfalls, named his 26-foot yacht, LEGH I – the initials of each of his four mistresses at the time.

This year, the top boat name in America was Serenity, according to a survey by BoatUS.

Have you named your boat after a loved one? Let us know in the comments below.