We provide a custom stainless steel boat name, port name and lettering service, manufactured from only the highest quality 316 marine grade stainless steel and made to suit your exact size, location and requirements.
Boat Names & Letters
Boat Names and Letters are usually cut from 3mm thick stainless, however can be cut from up to 20mm and are manufactured to the highest standards using 316 marine grade stainless steel.
Our Boat Names and Letters are built at our Gold Coast manufacturing facility in Ormeau, Queensland and installed on-site servicing all of South East Queensland.
If your installation location is not located in South East Queensland, we can recommend a qualified and reputable installer.
Why create your Boat Names & Letters with us?
We offer expert advice and are here to help you with your design, for some inspiration please scroll down to our image gallery to view some examples of past boat names and letters.
Each order is also delivered with fitting instructions and templates, ensuring your name and stainless letters are fitted correctly.
Creating Your Boat Name & Letters
Step 1 - Choose your font
We recommend using DaFont to choose your font style.
There are thousands of fonts available and this website allows you to preview your boat name in each font. Simply type your Boat Name into 'Custom Preview' to see a live preview.
Step 2 - Select your font size
Select an area on the back of your boat (and sides if you are also purchasing a Port Name), measure the maximum length and height available and send these dimensions to us in the 'Build Your Boat Name' form below.
Once these dimensions are received our designer will then work out the parameters of the letters in your chosen font.
In addition, if you provide us with a clear straight-on photo of the back of your boat (upload in form below), with reference to the measurements of the height and length of the transom and/or side panel (and the dimensions of the transom door, if applicable) our designer can scale and provide a mock-up of the letters on your boat.
Please Note: Common sizing for Boat Name letters range between 150mm and 220mm in height (tall), while common sizing for Port Names range from 35mm to 100mm in height (tall).
Step 3 - Final details
We will send you an email to finalise your Boat Name size, correct spelling, material options and costs.
Step 4 - Manufacturing the letters
Our designer will trace the letters and create a cut file for our in-house abrasive water jet machine. The stainless letters are then cut from 3mm thick stainless (unless otherwise specified).
All stainless used in manufacturing our Boat Names is the highest quality marine grade 316 stainless steel.
Step 5 - Electropolish the letters
Your Boat Name is then fully electropolished.
This involves submerging the name into our electropolishing bath to microscopically clean the entire surface of the letters. This cleaning process helps prevent the letters from tea staining after they are installed to your boat. Giving longevity to the stainless.
Please Note: Boat Names that do not go through this electropolishing process risk tea staining at a much faster rate, which could in turn lead to discolouration and staining of your boats gelcoat.
Step 6 - Mirror Polish the face of the letters
The face of the letters is then mirror polished through a mechanical polishing process to achieve a highly reflective finish.
Boat Names thicker than 3mm can also be polished around the edge of the letter.
Please Note: Polishing the edge of the letter can substantially increase the cost of the finished product.
Step 7 - Prepare the letters for installation
The Boat Name is cleaned to remove any dust or dirt before a protective mask is applied to the face of the letters and industrial grade double-sided tape is applied to the back of the letters, ready for installation.
Build Your Boat Name
Ready to build your Boat Name & Letters?
Simply complete our form below and one of our team members will be in touch shortly with the next step.