Yacht Branding: Stand Out From the Fleet With a Strong Brand Identity

Custom-designed logos and branding are added to the side of boats using a graphically printed vinyl wrap. This thin, self-adhesive film is stretched over the hull of a vessel to elevate its look and give it a whole new look and feel.

Whether you have recently purchased a yacht and would like to change its name and branding or have a new boat that requires an identity, the Team at Tinting Chicago can help. Our expert graphic designers have experience in developing distinctive identities for small and large boats.

For more information on boat branding, plus a free quote, contact Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Benefits of boat branding

  • Personalizes your vessel
  • Makes it stand out from the crowd
  • Helps to identify it
  • Attracts positive attention
  • More affordable than marine paint
  • Easy to install
  • Durable
  • Easily replaced
  • Fade-resistant

Inspiration for a yacht logo

Perhaps you have a really strong vision of the branding you would like to achieve on your boat. Or, maybe you’re searching for inspiration and similar ideas on Pinterest and other such creative platforms. For a professional approach, we recommend contacting our offices and having a conversation with our crack design team who can make your design ideas a reality. A well-trained graphic designer will interpret your brief and create a unique look for your yacht.

The durability of yacht branding

Vinyl boat branding usually lasts between 3 to 5 years. However, its exact lifespan is dependent on the following factors:

  • Quality of vinyl used
  • Exposure to the elements
  • Quality of installation
  • How vinyl is taken care of

Frequently Asked Questions

Should vinyl wrap on yachts go beneath the waterline?

It's best to only place a vinyl wrap above the waterline on a boat. When placed below the waterline, exposure to seawater and freshwater vinyl can cause the film to lift and peel off.

Does vinyl film offer protection to the paintwork on yachts?

Yes, a vinyl wrap can protect expensive marine paintwork on yachts by basically acting as a second skin. Sometimes the vinyl film incurs damage while the paintwork beneath remains untouched.

Is the removal of boat branding a big project?

It's relatively quick and easy to remove yacht branding, although the exact duration depends on the size of the vessel. Heat guns are often used to apply heat to targeted areas of vinyl to help lift them and remove them in one piece.


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