sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : New vinyl boat wrapping service could save NZ boat owners thousands
New vinyl boat wrapping service could save NZ boat owners thousands


'Vinyl boat wraps are becoming increasingly popular with racing yachts like this Ross 40 'Revs''    Helen Horrocks    Click Here to view large photo

Boat Coat a company offering vinyl boat wrapping services has just been launched in New Zealand.

Boat Coat (www.vinylboatwrap.co.nz), based in the Bay of Islands and operating throughout NZ, offers private and commercial boat owners an advanced alternative to marine painting that could save them two thirds of the cost of a professional paint job.

Boat Coat was launched in April 2013 by experienced signwriter and marine painter Dan Nicholson. Nicholson has been wrapping boats since 2006, when the process was first pioneered in New Zealand. He started Boat Coat because he recognised a gap in the market for a dedicated boat wrapping specialist, who could provide a highly skilled and knowledgeable service to a solely marine-based clientèle. His passion for boating and his previous experience in the marine coatings industry make him the ideal person to bring this innovative service to the New Zealand market.

Nicholson says: 'There are signwriters in New Zealand who 'dabble' in vinyl boat wrapping, but there's no-one who specialises purely in boats. Wrapping boats is very different to wrapping cars or tinting windows' he says, 'because the marine environment is so harsh. You need someone who really understands boats, and the way the boat is going to be used, to make sure you get a finish that looks as good and lasts as long as a paint job.'

Wrapping a boat in vinyl may sound a bit 'out there', but it's a process that's becoming increasingly popular in boating hot-spots like the Solent and the Mediterranean, thanks to its many benefits over marine painting. For a start, a typical boat wrap costs around a third of the price of a professional spray paint job. Plus it's fast - most wraps are applied in a day or two - minimising down-time and hard-stand costs.

But perhaps the most exciting benefit for boat owners is the ease and speed of repair. Dents and scratches in a paint job would usually require a full hull re-paint, or at least a skilled painter to blend in the repair. But with a vinyl wrap, these can be repaired in seconds by anyone, simply by applying a matching vinyl patch.

Racing yachtsman Chris Hornell, whose previous boat 'Revs' - a Ross 40 - was wrapped in vinyl, says: 'I was really pleased with the way it looked, and the wrap held up really well, even after several offshore races and speeds of 20+ knots. I'd definitely do it again - in fact I'm already looking into it for the new boat.'

Boat Coat offers vinyl boat wrapping services on just about any kind of boat - from private yachts and launches to commercial powerboats and superyachts. Compared with marine painting, the cost savings for a typical 30 foot yacht are considerable, and the savings become even more significant the larger the vessel is.

Indulge your vinyl fantasy today at www.vinylboatwrap.co.nz, where you can find out more about the boat wrapping process, and request a free boat wrapping estimate.



For more information, please contact Dan Nicholson, owner of Boat Coat, on 021 297 6878 or dan@vinylboatwrap.co.nz.


by Helen Horrocks

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109280

4:31 PM Thu 9 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World















Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


























Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,


























ISAF Sailing Worlds - Four champions crowned as racing wraps up
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - USA finishes Top-10 in 4 classes
Outteridge and Jensen – What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott wins Gold
Santander Worlds - 49ers Burling and Tuke clear ahead
ISAF Sailing Worlds – Live broadcast - Medal races
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5
WMRT Chicago Match Cup 2014 – GAC Pindar through to the semi-finals
Bart’s Bash 2014 at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Victoria Harbour
Bart's Bash: First event in at Wakatere in New Zealand
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - AUS Laser and 470 Medals + video
2014 Patriot Regatta - U.S. Coast Guard team wins
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 9 highlights
2014 Etchells North American Championship – Day 2
Chicago Match Cup - Top four tour teams tackle tomorrow in semi-finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 49er and Nacra 17 world titles claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo   
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day   
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights   
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off   
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1   
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight   
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT