A boat wrap is expected to last about 7-10 years, but can far exceed that if well-maintained. A gel coat paint job can be expected to last up to 25 years, and standard paint about 7-10 years.
While the gel coat can last much longer, we will also need to consider the ease of upkeep. With a gel coat, if it is damaged, it can be costly and time-consuming to repair. A boat wrap, on the other hand, can be repaired relatively quickly with just a small area cut out and patch applied to make it look as good as new.
For maximum longevity of your paint, we recommend a boat wrap applied over your gel paint job. A clear wrap can be applied if you want to maintain your current look, a solid color can be applied for a color change, or you can add select graphics to make a more exciting and easy to change style.