Ahhh, the intricacies of Aqua-Duke. This from Roll Call ..<$NoAd$>.
Sure, now itâs called the âDuke-Stir.â But the 42-foot Carver boat â yeah, the one that was raided by federal agents on Friday, a fact first reported by Roll Call â had a different name when Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.) became its unofficial helmsman. The yacht used to be called âBouy Toy,â so named by its former owners, a gay couple, according to sources at the Capitol Yacht Club.
Apparently, the fellas down at the marina kind of razzed olâ Duke, a former âtop gunâ fighter pilot, about the gay-themed name. And apparently, Cunningham couldnât take it. He changed the boatâs name from the sweet-and-saucy Bouy Toy to the mucho macho Duke-Stir in December 2004, according to Coast Guard records.