It has always been my policy to pacify her in doors ,because of all the attention my boats get and dosh to. So it's better to call it her or she when the evil one /boat hater is about and bitch when she's not .
That's possibly one reason I'm so happily divorced
No your boat club bods are mixing up two quite separate things, the name of the boat and the pronoun.
A boat is always referred to as "she" when a pronoun is used. But that doesn't mean they have to have girlie names. Very often abstract or non gender specific names are used (HMS Victory, Sunsail 18, Wet Dream, Calm Voyager) and these are referred to as "she". Also more masculine names can be used (one I know well called "Braveheart", the well-known Feadship "King", the megayachts "Greybeard", "Amadeus") and still these would be "she" when the pronoun is used.
So it's simple. A boat can have a masculine name but retains the pronoun "she". If you were going for a bosh in Tommy you wd say to Mr B "I'm going to Tommy, to take her for a run" and you'd be completely correct.
I appreciate that I haven't explained WHY boats take the feminine pro-noun, I don't know, but that wasn't your question
(And I still have not got over the fact you have a SuperAmerica, what a bute, fab fab fab)
Nice boat, Pauline and the picture of you is nice, too!
We have a house in Kemp Town and when we visit, we often wander down to the marina, but have never noticed your boat, or perhaps I mistook it for something else, since we can't get close. Where do you cruise to from B-ton apart from across to France?