Best Boat Graphics of 2010

Setting sail with ferocious wraps
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FIRST PLACE

Fabricator
Media 1/Wrap This!
Longwood, FL
(407) 331-6161
www.media1signs.com
 
Designer
Bass Pro Shops
 
Installers
Damon Coppola
Christian Cortez
Pete Dow
Media 1/Wrap This!
 
Client
Bass Pro Shops
 
Outdoor-equipment retailer Bass Pro Shops and bass-boat manufacturer Nitro co-sponsor the Nitro professional-bass-fishing tournament. For those who think of fishing as a quiet, lazy endeavor, these graphics, part of a 12-boat, three-truck wrap package, quickly cast aside that notion.
Media1’s crew fine-tuned the wrap’s graphics with Photoshop and Onyx’s PosterShop RIP, and output the graphics on 3M’s Controltac with Comply film on its Mutoh Toucan LT wide-format printer. Gloss-finish, 8518 overlaminate seals the graphics, and 3M’s Gold squeegees, vinyl rollers and Primer 94 adhesion promoter helped the installation crew easily reel in the job.
 
SECOND PLACE

Fabricator
Media 1/Wrap This!
 
Designer
Bari Musawwir
Media 1/Wrap This!
 
Installers
Christian Cortex
Pete Dow
 
Client
Robert Oscher
 
Selling Price
$8,000
 
Perhaps Oscher owns a fleet of boats that includes a twin, “Serene Agony.” Media 1/Wrap This hit double paydirt in this category by wrapping the 32-ft., Fountain racing boat with tools, equipment and materials similar to the Nitro bass boat.
 
THIRD PLACE

Fabricator
Arizona Color
Phoenix
(623) 580-7386
www.arizonacolor.com
 
Designer
Matt Nisbet
Arizona Color
Arizona Color took its branding to the water (people might think of Arizona and bodies of water as contradictory, but Lake Havasu is a popular Grand Canyon State playground that provides a high concentration of would-be customers. Arizona Color decorated its shop boat with 3M Controltac with Comply film that’s printed on its Mimaki JV 3-160SP solvent-ink printer and protected with a glossy topcoat.
 
HONORABLE MENTION

Fabricator
DH Signs of the Times
Victoria, BC, Canada
(250) 383-8380
www.signsofthetimes.ca
 
Designer
Dan Hansen
DH Signs of the Times
 
Client
Aurora Yachts
 

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