Gold Leaf Boat Lettering

Make your boat name come to life

First premium black vinyl is installed. We have a big variety of 23 karat gold leaf films available for custom gold leaf boat lettering, and gold leaf boat names. Typically we use engine turn gold leaf and burnished gold leaf, but we do have other films available, such as, chrome gold leaf, brushed gold leaf, and florentine swirl gold leaf.The 23 kt gold leaf film is then installed carefully on top of the black vinyl.  Our newest gold leaf films are rated for 15 years outdoor exposure. However, we recommend changing your boat name at 8-10 years. If you leave vinyl on the transom for too long you’ll end up with an embossed shadow and the transom will have to compounded well before new lettering can be installed. This can be prevented with regular upkeep of the wax coat on your transom. And this is how custom gold leaf boat lettering is installed on the transom of a Viking Yacht docked at Sunset Marina in Ocean City, MD. 

gold leaf boat lettering


What are the most famous ships and boat names in history?

  • USS Arizona: this boat witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack that occurred in 1941
  • Mayflower: this boat carried the Pilgrims on the American Continent in 1620
  • Santa Maria: Columbus discovered the New World sailing in this renowned vessel
  • Mighty Mo alias USS Missouri: this is the boat that witnessed the end of World War II
  • HMS Virginia: the famous ship guided by Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar
  • HMS Victory: one of the oldest vessels, it hosted European fleets in the 18th century
  • USS Maine: another historical vessel that was subject to a mysterious explosion in 1985
  • Titanic: this iconic ship needs no further presentations. If you haven’t seen David Cameron’s most famous movie, it’s worth to give it a try at least for the vessels’ replica.

Naming your boat by boat type

Whoever knows a little bit about sailing is aware that boats come in a vast range of shapes and styles designed to serve different purposes. To give weight to your boat and emphasize its unique qualities, you must choose a proper name according to its features. Here are some of our ‘pairing’ suggestions.

  • Bass Boats: these slim vessels used for fishing ought to state their function. Fish Tales is a common name that can inspire you, you’ll find plenty of other great names that ‘have fish’ in them.
  • Motor Yacht Boats: these fast and modern beauties deserve a name that reflects their qualities like Pegasus, Zephyr, Freedom, Carpe Diem, Wind Seeker, Tide Runner, Escape.
  • Houseboats: utterly luxurious vessels that can make you feel like lodging in a 4-stars hotel so why shy from showing it? La Dolce Vita, Dream Weaver, Serenity Now, The Good Life are some boat name suggestions.
  • Cabin Cruise Boats: these are some of the coziest and most charming vessels you simply fall in love with. This feeling is prone to show through a personal touch, so they are often named after someone or something 

Top 10 Boat Names By Year

2018
Grace
Freedom
Seas the Day
Therapy
Second Wind
Serenity
Perservance
Rum Runner
Knot on Call
Pura Vida

2017
Serenity
Seas the Day
Andiamo
Irish Wake
Freedom
Adagio
Ohana
Oasis
Happy Ours
Firefly

2016
Happy Ours
Freedom
Grace
Serendipity
Island Time
No Regrets
Liberty
At Last
Blue Moon
Aqua holic

2015
Serenity
Seas the Day
Andiamo
Aquaholic
Second Wind
Island Time
Happy Ours
Journey
Serendipity
Relentless

2014
Serenity
Second Wind
Island Girl
Freedom
Pura Vida
Andiamo
Island Time
Irish Wake
Happy Hours
Seas the Day

2013
Island Time
Seas the Day
It’s About Time
Liberty
Serendipity
Second Wind
Dolce Vita
Aquaholic
The Good Life
Natui Buoy

2012
Seas the Day
Nauti Buoy
Aquaholic
Dream Weaver
Pegasus
Serenity Now
Second Wind
Liquid Asset
Miss Behavin’
Blew ByYou

2011
Aquaholic
Andiamo
The Black Pearl
La Belle Vita
Mojo
Island Time
No Worries
Second Wind
Serenity
Ohana

We also install GOLD LEAF BOAT LETTERING on classic wooden boats

Gold Leaf Yacht Lettering – Audrey

Gold Leaf Boat Name – Mi Amante

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