The first step is to get your free boat wrap estimate, which you can do online now. From the information you supply, we'll estimate the materials and labour needed to carry out the work, and send you an estimate to wrap your boat.
We'll need a relatively dust-free environment to wrap your boat. An indoor shed or tent is ideal, but not totally necessary - any outdoor boatyard that forbids dry sanding should be fine. Rain, strong winds and extreme temperatures can prevent us from wrapping your boat, or affect the final finish, so try to time your haul-out with a forecast of warm, dry weather and light winds.
You'll need to make sure your boat is prepped and ready for vinyl application before we arrive to wrap it. That means:
If you're not sure about whether your boat's surfaces are in a suitable condition, please contact us to discuss.
We'll come and check your boat before we wrap it, to make sure the surfaces are correctly prepped, and there is sufficient access to the hulls. You'll need to have OSH-approved scaffolding in place, and ensure any obstructions like cradle arms can be moved when required.
Before wrapping, we'll give the hull a final, last-minute clean. This is to ensure the surfaces are free from dust and grease that will affect the adhesion and finish.
The vinyl is measured, and sheets cut to size.
The vinyl is applied by an experienced boat wrapping professional. As the backing paper is removed, the vinyl is pressed against the hull, and any bubbles are squeezed out.
If required, we can re-enforce high wear areas like the bow, or areas where fenders frequently rub, to protect your vinyl finish for longer.
The vinyl is carefully trimmed around the gunwales and waterline, and any fittings that have been left in place, and joins or seams are trimmed down to reduce their visibility. A special sealant is applied to the waterline edge to help prevent the vinyl from lifting or peeling, and we then recommend you antifoul just over the edge of the vinyl to further protect it from lifting.
Your boat name, stripes and graphics are applied over the top of the vinyl wrap.
Your boat is now wrapped, and ready to go back in the water and turn some heads!