The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum

Go Back   The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > The Boating Forum
Search

Notices

Random Quote: Hey dad. There's a shoal right there!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-21-2010, 01:52 PM
  #1    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Broward County, FL
Posts: 1,011
Default Cost per foot to Shrink wrap

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.
__________________
Live in Florida, but love Cape Cod!!
Dusky 203 C/C
Classic BW 18' Outrage (SOLD)
Non-classic BW 13 sport
Maritime Skiff 20-D
ychtcptn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 01:55 PM
  #2    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 1,874
Default

we get $15 per foot
__________________


Rob Wilhoit
Realtor
BoatHaus is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 09-21-2010, 04:58 PM
  #3    
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Falmouth, MA
Posts: 333
Default

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
cobia23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 06:02 PM
  #4    
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 366
Default

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.
__________________
Rav4 with optional 12,000lbs tow package.
28' Hydra-Sports Vector with twin 250hp E-tec's
luketrot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 06:15 PM
  #5    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 4,533
Send a message via MSN to fishnutz
Default

all of the above are in the range I've seen around here.
__________________
-Rich-
fishnutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 09:43 PM
  #6    
MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alaska
Posts: 73
Default Cost per foot

I was just quoted $24 a foot for a 24 foot boat in Seward Alaska.
__________________
Pastor Bob
pastorbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 10:01 PM
  #7    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 357
Default

Is everyone quoting total cost or price per foot plus materials?
jeffsuelexi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 11:11 PM
  #8    
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 5,980
Default

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.
KeyPineSavage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 06:08 AM
  #9    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Seaside Park, NJ
Posts: 2,468
Default

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.
Chiefsurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 06:53 AM
  #10    
NPH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hopewell NJ
Posts: 485
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiefsurfer View Post
. 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.
NPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2010, 11:18 AM
  #11    
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Media, PA
Posts: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Kevc Send a message via Skype™ to Kevc
Default

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.

Kevin
www.mrshrinkwrap.com
Kevc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 09:17 PM
  #12    
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5
Default all depends on the boat...

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
__________________
"Stay Where You Are... We Come To You!"
www.longislandboatworks.com
Long Island Boatworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 04:19 PM
  #13    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lehigh Acres, FL
Posts: 648
Default

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
__________________
1998 ProSports 2550CC
1998 Mariner 225EFI Off-Shore
roozter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 06:45 PM
  #14    
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,590
Default

Yup, I hate this time of year in the northeast.
PMaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 08:29 PM
  #15    
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Paradise
Posts: 5,716
Default

The price at our marina in the 1000 Islands is $23 per foot.
__________________
brockville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 12:03 PM
  #16    
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cape Cod Ma.
Posts: 10
Default Shrink Wrap Season 2013

Anyone get shrink wrapping rates for this fall season ?
My guess it will stay the same. I may need to find another guy out on the Cape
1boathook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 12:23 PM
  #17    
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 254
Default

Do,it yourself it's easy and alooooot cheaper. Been wrapping my boats for years. Learn How to shrink wrap on YouTube.
Order supplies on line and delivered to your door.
BBQ gas bottle and a asphalt torch works well. Just got to not get too close.
__________________
1988 27' Ocean Master CC
2001 Lund Alaskan 18'
1999 23' Parker CC- Sold
Billyclub is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 



©2009 TheHullTruth.com

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0