Below you will find some frequently asked question by Captains and Owners regarding their yacht names. If you do not see your question below you may find your answer in either other FAQ’s sections, if not, please contact us today to discuss.
Existing Yacht Names
1. We have an existing stainless steel yacht names installed on-board already, can we save the metal fronts and have them illuminated?
Yes you can. The yacht letters would have originally been cut from a digital file somewhere along the line. If you can locate and send us this original file, we can use this to replicate your front letter profile onto our illumination backing letter. The files are usually kept with the shipyard or designer. More often than not we can match fonts too.
2. Do we need a power supply or transformer with our yacht names?
Yes you do, all our LED illuminated yacht names come complete with a IP67 Power supply Junction Box to suit your on-board voltage. Our power supply must be used as this regulates the voltage being sent to the individual letters. In most cases they are the size of a small shoe box and are easily mounted with 4 x screws.
3. Will we have to have holes drilled in the superstructure?
As daunting as it sounds, ALL illuminated yacht names require holes to be drilled into the superstructure of the yacht. HAVE FAITH! We always endeavour keep mounting holes and wire holes to a minimum. Their locations are precisely set by us and we always send exact solid drilling templates showing all all hole locations. In some cases, hole locations can be digitally laid over GA plans to see what internal obstructions there may be. Correctly installed letters should never leak into the yacht.
4. How will my yacht name fasten to the ship?
Our standard mounting method is threaded studs integrally mounted into the backs of each letter. You tell us the thickness of the mounting surface, we determine the stud length. The threaded fixings pass through template drilled holes and fasten up from inside the yacht with the aid of washers and nuts. The letters will fit directly flush onto the mounting surface. Please CONTACT US for details on correctly sealing the drilled holes from the elements.
Letters supplied with standoff’s is our other typical mounting method.
5. Who can install the yacht name for us?
All of our yacht names are sent out with a comprehensive list of installation instructions and on the whole, with the correct equipment, are fairly easy to install. We also offer a world wide installation service.
6. We have no internal access to mount the names from the inside, what are the options?
We offer an ‘external fitting’ method whereby the letters fasten to the yacht from the outside. The only access needed will be to group the wires up from inside. This can be done using a combination of pull rods and a hook type tool.