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Boston Whaler Font
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posted 02-22-2005 06:57 PM ET (US)
I'm going name my boat and would like to match the font of the Boston Whaler lettering on the 2004 Montauk.
Does anyone know the name of Boston Whaler's font type?
posted 02-22-2005 07:14 PM ET (US)
I'm not positive, but I think it's Arial. Go into a word processing program and select Arial, bold, and italic and type WHALER...sure looks like it to me.
posted 02-22-2005 07:39 PM ET (US)
I should have been more specific. I want to match the lettering with the "Montauk 170" on my boat.
The 2003 models may have used "brush script connected" fonts. 2004 lettering is different. If all fails I will call Boston Whaler tomorrow.
posted 02-22-2005 07:43 PM ET (US)
Just take a good "Boston Whaler" sample, maybe a brochure, to a sign shop and their computer can match it up. They can make any size, and change the tilt of the letters to macth Whalers angle.
posted 02-22-2005 07:47 PM ET (US)
Just take a digital photo of lettering style you want to copy.
posted 02-22-2005 08:20 PM ET (US)
ARIAL isn't a typeface, it's a knock-off Microsoft screen font. Try HELVETICA.
posted 02-22-2005 10:16 PM ET (US)
Warren, just get in touch with Janis at Magic Brush and have her make up the name for you. I'm sure she can match the font and will know which one it is.
posted 02-22-2005 10:59 PM ET (US)
I have a superimposed image that a sign company made for me but it doesn't look right.
You have mail.
posted 02-22-2005 11:58 PM ET (US)
Warren, you have mail, too.
As I said therein: If it doesn't look right to you, you'll never be happy seeing it on your boat.
If anyone needs Janis' services, email her at:
posted 02-23-2005 06:40 AM ET (US)
I agree to just have Janis at Magic Brush do it.
posted 02-23-2005 11:46 AM ET (US)
I was informed by Boston Whaler customer service that decals are artist's renderings. I was also referred to Magic Brush as they have the rights to duplicate Boston Whaler's decals.
I should have researched this a little more prior to engaging my sign guy.
posted 02-23-2005 01:27 PM ET (US)
Does Magic Brush have a website or a porfolio
of their work?
posted 02-23-2005 01:48 PM ET (US)
I think this is Magic Brush's number 904-736-1142.
posted 02-23-2005 04:01 PM ET (US)
Different area code. Here is the number Janis gave me in November: 386-736-1142.
posted 02-24-2005 01:55 AM ET (US)
Here's my decal. I haven't seen it in person yet, my boat is still at the dealer.
Looks like I may have to change my screen name.
posted 03-10-2005 01:42 PM ET (US)
Wow...I'm a popular girl:)
WT, you were informed correctly that the Boston Whaler logo is infact artists renderings. There are several different designs thru the years, but most were drawn by Bob D. himself. It's not Helvetica, it's not ariel, it's all hand drawn. Even the newer models, such as the one in your picture, the Montauk is hand drawn then scanned in for computer generated vinyl. Thus, one will never find the exact font, and one can't reproduce the logos as easily. This has been a technique of Boston Whaler dating back to the Fisher/Pierce days.
Now, thanks for all the nice plugs folks, you are appreciated. Web site in the works... Take care,
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