If you’re considering upgrading the exterior of your boat, there are a few options on the table for you. The most common dilemma boat owners face when it comes to exterior design is the choice between boat wrapping and boat painting. Having trouble deciding? The team here at Wrap It Marine have come up with this blog post to make the choice easier for you.


Vinyl boat wraps can be applied within a matter of days. Painting, alternatively, can take weeks. It takes less time to finish wrapping a whole boat than it takes to simply prepare a boat for painting.


The cost of vinyl wrapping your boat is about one third of the cost required to completely paint your boat. When it comes to boat painting there are a lot of cost involved including: material costs, labour fees and dock bills. At the end of the day, the most cost effective option for boaties is boat wrapping.


Once you have committed to painting your boat, it is very difficult to reverse that decision. If you decide to change the colour or design in future, you must completely repaint the boat again. Not only is it going to cost you a lot of money, but your boat must also sit at the docks for long periods of time. Boat wraps, on the other hand, are very easily replaced, so you don’t need to sweat if you change your mind down the line.


This will depend on your individual taste and preferences. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if done professionally both boat paint and boat wraps can achieve a professional, quality finish. When looking at the overall benefits however, boat wraps seem to be the wiser choice.

If you’re ever looking for a boat wrapping service here on the Gold Coast, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experienced team will be more than happy to help you out with all your boat wrapping needs. Give us a call today to get in touch!