Vinyl Wrap on hull and deck

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by Skuza, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Skuza

    Skuza Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Lake St Clair, MI
    400 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizons
    Anyone have this done? I ask because we are always surfing yachtworld for 460's and there is one outta south Florida that has been totally redone and the hull and hardtop have silver vinyl wrap. I REALLY like the look. I just wonder how it holds up being in the sun.
    Link to the ad. Sharp looking 460!
    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2002/sea-ray-460-sundancer-3650177/
     
  2. Marc Rainaldo

    Marc Rainaldo Active Member

    113
    Apr 18, 2019
    Netherlands
    Sea Ray 500 DA 1994
    Detroit diesel 6v92
    Awesome wrap, wonder how wrap is holding when you accidentally hit the dock or something....
     
  3. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Friend wrapped his hull on a 30' cruiser. Looked great, but got marred and cut easily on docks, etc. Had to cover his fenders in cloth because the vinyl left scrapes in the wrap as well.
     
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    I have a friend that owns/runs a 32' Center Console in charter service in Florida. He had the hull wrapped but not the deck. A leader, a weight or a big active fish on a line will cut the hull wrap. He just replaces it every winter with things slow down for him. He loves it because he gets a fresh advertising platform every year that he can change on a computer screen with a mouse.

    Don't know how it would work out on a 50ft recreational boat, but the wrap guy in Panama City plots 10-15 oversized "bandaids" out of white wrap material that he gives to his wrap customers. He says if you can cover a boo-boo with a 6"x2" "bandaid", then you need to bring the boat back and let him fix it properly. I always smile when I see one of his "bandaids" pass by.
     
  5. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Sounds like Awlgrip, only cheaper!
     
  6. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    Look at the picture of the roof, it looks mighty faded. If you pursue this boat, I would recommend deducting then cost of removing it. Just in case. I would also be worried about whats under it. This coming from a broker.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2020
  7. Skuza

    Skuza Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Lake St Clair, MI
    400 Sundancer
    7.4L Horizons
    Not pursuing that boat but it is a curiosity as I really liked the look. I get it about being delicate too. Band aid material is a good idea but its gonna stick out due to the fact the band aid hasn't been weathered.
     

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