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5 Things You Need to Know About Applying Vinyl to Your Boat

Spring has sprung and if you own a boat, there’s a good chance your very first thought involves getting out on the river, lake, or ocean.

The salmon are running. The sky is clearing. And the water is calling. We can help you launch out in style — with a brand-new vinyl boat wrap. Not only will it stand out from the crowd, it may make fish jump right into your boat. (Okay, not really on that last point. We all know fish are finicky.) Here are a few real benefits of a vinyl boat wrap:

You’ll look like a professional.

Applying vinyl to a boat takes experience. While most cars and trucks have templates available, boats do not. Hire a professional, and you’ll look like a professional to everyone who sees your boat. Customize it with your business name. Give personality to your private vessel. When it comes to design, the sky’s the limit. We can help create a design that either complements and help legitimize your business or adds story to your boat’s name.

Vinyl boat wraps are less expensive than marine paint.

At a third of the cost of a marine paint job and almost the same lifespan, you’re moving in the black, not the red. Additionally, vinyl boat wraps don’t fade, get cloudy like some marine paints. And they don’t damage your original paint job, either.

You’ll protect your hull and your investment, too.

Vinyl can help protect the hull. Our top quality, 3M boat vinyl comes with a 7-year warranty, but with proper care, most customers find their wraps last even longer. This layer of protection on your original paint or gel coat makes a vinyl boat wrap a great investment if you’re considering a re-sale down the road, too.

Vinyl boat wraps are easy to care for.

Vinyl boat wraps not only look great, they’re easy to care for as well. No buffing or polishing required — just warm, soapy water and a sponge and you’re good to sail again. If your vinyl gets scratched or damaged in any way, repairs are simple and require only a patch, not a full rewrap. And when you’re ready for a change, vinyl boat wraps are completely reversible with no damage to the original paint on your boat.

Installation goes quickly.

Once we have your design created and you’re scheduled in our shop, actual installation only takes about a day or two. You’ll just have to bring in your boat free of any marine growth and rust, and we’ll give it a final wash, wrap it, and send you on your way. (It’s helpful to us if you remove the hull fittings as well, if possible.)


If you’re still unsure a vinyl boat wrap is right for you, give us a call. We can walk through the options, answer any questions, and figure out what’s best for you and your boat.

Micah Dear