The Boating Forum - Cost per foot to Shrink wrap
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09-21-2010, 01:52 PM
Need to wrap my new boat, I have gotten some prices and there is a big difference. Is there a per foot estimate for this. The boat is a 20' with no T-Top.
09-21-2010, 01:55 PM
we get $15 per foot
09-21-2010, 04:58 PM
I charge $10 per foot for that size boat. but I am a small mobile operation, I can get away with charging less than the boatyards due to very little overhead. I'm also not in FL, so no idea what there getting down there
09-21-2010, 06:02 PM
I just paid $9/foot for a 28'. It was a promotion from a new business in town so I don't expect to pay that little again.
09-21-2010, 06:15 PM
all of the above are in the range I've seen around here.
09-21-2010, 09:43 PM
I was just quoted $24 a foot for a 24 foot boat in Seward Alaska.
09-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Is everyone quoting total cost or price per foot plus materials?
09-21-2010, 11:11 PM
To follow up Jeff's question, notice that if the price quoted is total (materials plus install) the per-foot figure will vary with the beam. For small differences, the rate probably won't change, but if you are talking a 24 footer with a 7.5 beam vs. a 24 with a 9-9.5 beam, the wider will be more.
09-22-2010, 06:08 AM
keypine is right about the beam, however that depends on who does it. One yard I worked at changed the price based on the overall size of the boat, because it would be hard to find a 30' boat with less than 8'6" beam, and hard pressed to find any 20' with that wide of a beam. It was $13/ft for up to 20' boat, 14/ft for 20-30, 15/ft for 30-40, and 18/ft over 40'.
Depending on where you go, if you go with a yard or a mobile, you could be looking anywhere between $8/ft and $18/ft, including materials. If its below $8, it will probably be very poor quality, and over 18/ft you are getting ripped off, IMO. Anywhere in between is a good rate.
. If its below $8, it will probably be very poor quality, and over 18/ft you are getting ripped off, IMO. Anywhere in between is a good rate.
Normally I would agree with ChiefSurfer that below $8 a foot I would worry about quality. But I will bid $3 a foot, but you have to pay my expenses to get there! Might be cheaper to have a limo company pick me up, flying with all my shrinkwrap equipment might get exspenive!
For that size boat you should expect between $8-$10 a foot. Beam, and or hight of the boat can add to the cost. The cost partly comes from the width of the material to that is used.
In our 20th season wrapping boats, Mr. Shrinkwrap has wrapped just about every size boat under 50'. We have a schedule for each boat size, up to 20' we charge $230. The beam doesn't make much difference at that size, a little bit of film or strap but when wrapping it really is all about the time spent. How many boats can I wrap with the rest of the day after I'm done with yours, etc.
Long Island Boatworks
09-25-2010, 09:17 PM
the beam is the first factor, to determine which width plastic to use. The second is the length of the boat. Then you have to take into consideration radar arch's, T-tops, and fly bridges. All of these will cost more money and usually on top of the per ft cost. We usually start at $8.00 ft for small boats up to 24' with no tower or arch. For example a 50' aft cabin or sedan bridge will cost approx. $18 ft plus an additional $150.00 to take down canvas enclosure. We also store canvas/isin glass panels for winter too. Approx. $300.00-
Oh, and if there is a huge cabin there will be need for extra moisture bags and usually these boats get a zipper door installed too.. an extra $60 usually..
my 2 cents ;)
09-26-2010, 04:19 PM
you guys are depressing talking about shrink wrapping...
born and raised in Massachusetts so I know what it's like...
moved to FL in 2003 and now I use mine all year long
09-26-2010, 06:45 PM
Yup, I hate this time of year in the northeast.
09-26-2010, 08:29 PM
The price at our marina in the 1000 Islands is $23 per foot.