Decals for Boats, Boat Names, Boat Motors, Boat Registration - Snohomish, Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Marysville, Shoreline
Everett (425) 481-4900 11630 Airport Rd, B-200, Everett, WA 98204

Decals for Boats, Boat Names, Boat Motors & Boat Registration


Serving Snohomish, Everett, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Marysville, Shoreline - National Bulk Orders Welcome.

boat numbers registration lettering decalsBoats decals aren’t anything new. If there’s a design you have in mind that encompasses who you are or what you’re all about, then go for it. However, there are also some decals all boats need. These include:

  • Decals for boat names

  • Decals for boat registration

  • Possibly even decals for boat motors

Whether you have a small boat or a fleet of boats, you’ll need the decals to make sure your boat complies with regulations. But, you don’t want your custom decals to clash with the boat design, or the registration number and validation details.


Start with the Legal Requirements for Placing Decals for Boat Registration

boat name letteringIn Washington, there are several rules regarding the placement of your boat’s registration decal. In short:

  • Have the registration information clearly visible on both sides of the bow
  • Use at least a three inch high, bold block design
  • Have numbers stand out sharply from the background
  • Have clear separation by hyphen or space between letters and numbers
  • Have decals match the current year

If your decals and lettering don’t follow these rules, then you’re boating illegally. That’s why it’s important you get these things right.

What about the boat name?

Do you have a name for your boat yet? You don’t need one unless you plan to have your boat documented by the Coast Guard. If you have a vessel large enough or in an industry that requires documentation, you must take care with how you present the name. Instead of the state registration number, you will need the boat’s name and hailing port clearly displayed.


Next, Think About Your Custom Boat Decals and Lettering

This is the fun part. If you’re not sure exactly what type of decals or lettering you want on your boat, here’s a good way to figure it out.

Start with a purpose – What do you want your design to do or say for you? Are you marketing? Are you gloating? Your purpose can dictate the direction the design should go in.

Choose design elements – Pick the colors, pictures, or other design elements you would like to consider. You will want to look at lettering and other design elements that complement your purpose.

We can take these elements and help you figure out what custom boat decal design will work best for you and your vessel. Our team of in-house graphic designers will go to work to bring your vision to life.

You need a professional service that understands not just graphic design and signage, but also the maritime industry and its requirements. At Signs Now, we got you covered. Contact us today.


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