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Major deal for Grapefruit Graphics

South coast company strengths boat wrapping ties with supplier MACtac

Friday January 31st 2014, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom

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Grapefruit Graphics has formed a partnership with leading international self-adhesive films manufacturer MACtac, to strengthen their boat wrapping services to boat owners and yards.

With a a choice of 54 colours and textures available, MACtac Tuning Film provides a broad range of options to personalise a yacht's hull, while rejuvenating its finish. But the main attraction of the system is that it typically costs around 30% the cost of painting.

The hull of a 30ft yacht, for example, can be completely covered in just two days. Aside from the availability of vibrant colours, new textures are also available such as carbon or brushed aluminium finish (in several versions), none possible with paint.

Tuning Films last for several years and are resistant to fading, abrasion and UV. They are particularly maintenance-friendly and provide additional protection to the topsides. They are also removable - owners can revert to the original hull colour if they choose to, for example when they choose to sell their yacht.

Chris Martin, Country Manager MACtac UK commented: “MACtac is delighted to have given Approved Applicator status to the vastly experienced and highly professional vinyl wrapping team at Grapefruit Graphics. Grapefruit Graphics skills were clearly shown at London 2012, America’s Cup, and Volvo Ocean races, as well as the Vendee Globe, and increasingly today they wrap hulls as this concept and technique become ever more fashionable.”

Andy Yeomans, Director Grapefruit Graphics added: "We have been vinyl wrapping boats for over 10 years but the past 18 months has seen vinyl Hull wraps as an in vogue decision of boat owners. Most of our Grapefruit team sail or race boats competitively so we are extremely conscience of the Hull finish and quality versus performance.

"MACtac high performance TuningFilms and MACtac close support were key decision makers for us having the best interest of the boat owner’s in mind. This powerful partnership will make it possible to address the growing demand for hull wraps in the UK which is the biggest market in Europe as far as the boat fleet is concerned."

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