How Big Should Boat Lettering Be?

Our fonts range from 15 to 25 inches long depending on the style you choose.

Why should you never rename a boat?

It has been said that naming boats after god and goddess would bring luck to travelers. Good luck and being lost at sea are two different things. Changing a ship’s name can be bad luck.


What words Cannot be used in a boat name?

The boat names have to be at least 33 characters in length. It may not be the same as a word used to solicit assistance at sea, it may not be the same as a word used to insult someone, or it may not be the same as a racial epithet.

How tall are boat letters?

Depending on the order, the lettering heights are between 4 and 8. If you have a documented vessel, please check with the US Coast Guard.

What kind of vinyl is best for boat decals?

One of the most frequently asked questions, here at The Vinyl Corporation, is: “which self-adhesive sign vinyl can you recommend for use on a boat?”

What side of the boat do you put stickers on?

The starboard and port side bows have to have decals on them within 6 inches of your registration number. The starboard and port side bows must have decals on them.

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What kind of vinyl do you use for boat decals?

How should the vinyl on the boat be applied? You will have to have a permanent vinyl. The Oracal 751 is a marine-grade vinyl and I chose it for the decals because of the weather.

Is oracal 651 good for boat decals?

Almost any flat surface will be covered by the pinstripes. It will stick for five years with exposure on boats, bikes, cars, trucks, signs, and more.

How do you format a boat name?

The names of ships, aircraft, and the like are in italics. If the name has a prefix, don’t italicize it and don’t add periods to it. In Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick,” the Pequod is a famous ship.

How Big Should wall letters be?

The letter height should be increased by 1 inch for every 10 feet of viewing distance away from the sign. If you want the text to be seen from 150 feet away, you’ll want it to be at least 15 inches tall.

How should ship names be written?

It is recommended that proper names of ships and other vessels be italicized. The names of ships and vessels should appear in italics, but they should not be called U.S.S. or H.M.S.