Boating Tips: Gel Coat vs Paint and Wraps

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! Gel coat, paint and wraps are all unique ways that you can add style and flair to your boat. Captain Nick has the breakdown for you. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity.


Most larger boats that you see with vibrant colors are painted in that fashion. While being a little bit on the pricey side, however, when you paint a boat, you tend to get very vibrant colors in a wide array of options.

Gel Coat

More common on smaller vessel, gel coats typically don’t give you as many options as paint, but they offer a degree of sun protection as well as durability vs traditional marine paint.


If you want to add your own, unique flair to your boat, and save a little money rather than paying for a custom paint job, then a wrap is the way to go. A wrap can be anything from a company logo to a design of your choosing. Eventually, when you are ready to sell or trade in your vessel, you can have the wrap peeled off to reveal the boat’s original hull.

Its Your Choice

Whether you go with gel coat, paint or a wrap, these are all great ways to add flare and your personal touch to your boat. Call, click or stop by your local MarineMax location and we can help you to put your personal touch on your boat. We’ll see you out there.  
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