I’m not one to believe in bad luck, but if you name your boat after one of the most infamous disasters in nautical history you’re just asking for trouble. Apparently that is just what happened to Mark Wilkinson when he set sail in his boat, Titanic II.
When Wilkinson returned to the harbor on his second-hand boat (worth about $1,600), it sprung a leak. U.K. newspaper The Sun reported that a large hole opened up in the fiberglass hull. Soon, the stern of the boat was fully submerged in water. As the small cruiser went down stern-first, Wilkinson abandoned ship when a harbor master threw in a life preserver attached to a rope.