IMC is a professional and efficient vinyl boat wrapping team.We use the best vinyl materials such as 3M and Avery Dennison with long lifespans that have been tested and proven on the water. Keen boaties ourselves, we take pride in our vinyl wraps and graphics placing them on our own boats too!
1- Often the boat has had an extensive refit at great expense to the engines, mast or equipment, but still looks old. By vinyl wrapping your boat you can choose colours difficult to get (metallics) or impossible to get (carbon fibre) or expensive to get (printed graphics) in paint, and at a lower cost (typically 30-60% less) than when using a high-quality marine paint professionally applied.
2- It takes less time to apply
3- Maintenance is very simple, not requiring cutting an polishing
4- It is durable, but simple to repair if it does get damaged
Applying a boat vinyl wrap is a very specialised service, and requires extra precautions and expertise over an automotive wrap to ensure that your vinyl wrap lasts and lasts.
We ensure prior to a boat vinyl wrap, that the surface to be applied to (hull or cabin) is thoroughly cleaned and prepared with an Isopropyl Alcohol. If there are gouges in the gelcoat, these can be filled and sanded prior to installation at extra cost.
In order to get high adhesion, the preparation of the gelcoat, aluminium or marine paint is a very important step in the process.
Due to the environment that boats experience, we like to take extra precaution and apply a quality 3M primer to surfaces that could benefit from extra adhesion, such as along the waterline, near edges or in concave areas where the film was placed under tension.
This is where the transformation of your yacht takes place before your eyes. After knifeless tape is laid, and the job has been planned to ensure that joins are minimised, the vinyl is laid out, the backing paper removed, the vinyl placed and then applied onto the surface of the vessel, giving the effect of a boat respray. Most people cannot tell the difference!
We use edge sealant on areas that may have water pressure, as an additional precaution to stop water ingress under the vinyl. This provides peace of mind, and a high-quality installation that lasts for years provided it is taken care of.