So you have a new vessel, well congratulations. However you may be thinking about changing the overall appearance of the boat. Perhaps you are planning on using your new vessel to conduct tours and fishing trips and would like your boat to reflect you company’s brand and make you look more credible and established, or you just want your boat to look more attractive and reflect you as a person, well one of the easiest and long lasting ways to do this would be to look into having a high quality and professionally applied vinyl wrap applied to your boat.
So the first thing that you will need to look at is the condition of the preexisting gel coat on your vessel as if the coat has degraded too much then vinyl wrapping is the perfect solution as you will not have to pay costly sums to recoat the vessel. The second thing you will want to do is find an established and well-reviewed contractor in your area to carry out the work for you, however there are a few things that you have to keep in mind when going through the motions, luckily, in this article we will go through a few of the more important factors that you need to consider.
Choosing the right contractor
Now chances are if your boat is located in a maritime based area that there will be more than a few different companies that can wrap your boat for each other and the process has become markedly cheaper in recent years. However having lots of contractors to choose from is not necessarily the most ideal thing as for every 5 reputable and trustworthy companies there will undoubtedly be a few less professional companies that you will want to avoid, so it’s vital that you get several different quotes form different companies in order to ascertain their individual price and quality of work.
Some good tips to follow would be to make sure that the quote is fully detailed and explained in order to ascertain exactly what you are getting for the money you are paying. The second thing would be to ask for references and practical examples to see exactly what kind of quality the work is and a good company will not only be able to provide names of vessels that they have worked and sometimes telephone numbers of the owner for a direct reference, they should Also have an ample portfolio of work that they are proud to show off that offers high resolution close up photographs of the jobs they have done. If a company is hesitant or unable to produce this it may be worth looking for a different contractor to wrap your boat.
Warranty of work and product
A few of the reasons that vinyl boat wraps have become the go-to method of changing a vessels appearance is its relative ease of creating elaborate designs without paying the money for a professional painter, the other factor is that they are, generally speaking, much longer lasting than paint and are much more resistant to fading in the water over time, and most contractors will not only provide you with the details of the warranty of the product you are buying but should also provide you with a warranty in the event that their workmanship should be the cause of any problems with the vinyl wrap.
The product warranty should be anything between 5-7 years and this protects against the physical product failing or fading in the water in too short a period of time which would be down to a faulty product, in this case your contractor will provide you with a new vinyl coat but you may end up paying some fees for their work as the fault was not attributable to their work. However in the case that your wrap should be peeling or lifting away from the hull of the vessel implies that the quality of the workmanship on installing your wrap was not up to par and this would be down to the contractors “workmanship warranty” which should cover both their time spent on the repairs and any extra materials that they may use. Make sure that this is clearly set out for you and that you have a signed coy in writing.
Thanks for reading this article and good luck with your future voyages. Please click the following link for more information on boat vinyl wraps.