Getting Started with The Custom Captain is Easy

Getting Started with The Custom Captain is Easy

Getting a custom boat design used to be an intensive process. With one of the biggest questions being “How do I even start?” 

You may have thought the process of getting quality artwork was researching designers, picking one who you think will do the best job and then sending off your inspiration. Hoping the artwork of your boat comes back just as amazing as you envisioned it.

Only to be let down with the ultimate disappointment that your returned artwork is full of lackluster, excitement and detail. You're then stuck trying to problem solve on how you can then utilize your design and if you can get it printed on anything and where. 

All of this sounds like a headache and huge time consuming process. The Custom Captain was created to avoid all of the headaches and problems that come with trying to get custom boating gear. Our goal was to develop an easier way for boaters to share their love of their boat in their daily lives and out on the water!  

Our Process is Fun and Simple

There’s a reason why our process is as simple as 1, 2, 3. We make getting your custom digital artwork simple. We know it’s easy for us to say, but take it from the 80,000+ boat owners who have trusted us with their artwork!   

“This was the second image I had Custom Captain create of our boat. We upgraded the motors and they are a different color than the first motors so I wanted an image of the boat the way it currently looks. I could not be more pleased with how the image turned out. The attention to detail that was provided was exceptional. Through several revisions they adjusted the color of the canvas and stripping and added a pinstripe of gold above the stripping on the side of the boat. The image turned out beautifully. My husband was very pleased with the image and it looked great on the shirt that was purchased from Custom Captain. I would highly recommend them!” Linda T 

First things first. Take a quality photo of your boat. Make sure you are happy with the angle here (this one is important!). If your boat is on a trailer or out of the water that works! As long as we can see the full scope of your boat.

Next, go to our Get Started page and prepare to upload your favorite boat photo. Also, no need to worry about people in your photo, that’s a simple removal on our end!  

After you’ve added your favorite photo of your boat and given us your boats name and port, our team will begin to work their magic on creating the digital artwork of your dreams. 

Your design will come back within 5-7 days. If you need it faster we have a Skip the Line add on your can add with your design purchase. With that cart addition you can get your design in as little as 48 hrs.   

“Love how the artwork came out! I had a few changes I wanted made and they did it so fast and with no hassle or extra charge. Can't wait to get my order for the merchandise.” Sharon H

Customize Your Gear  

Once you have your final piece of artwork (with as many or as little revisions as you like!) It’s time to order your custom merch. With over 50 items to choose from, it’s time to proudly display your boat on gear for the whole family and crew.

With each piece of merchandise at The Custom Captain you can select how you want your merchandise to look. Want the boat name on the front of your dri-fit shirt? Done. Love the look of the boat only on the back of your heavy weight sweatshirt? Check. 

Ordering your custom merch with us is a fun, fast and super easy experience. Plus we have no minimum order quantity for orders which means you can buy as much, or as little as you want at a time!   

“I did this for my Sister in Law. The process was easy. The artwork is awesome! She loves the quick dry shirt and will order more items now that we have the artwork on file. Well done everyone!” Grace F

Our Process is Simple and Fun


We know your boat is the love (or one of the loves) of your life. We want to make the whole Custom Captain experience a part of that love for being out on the water. We love that we have been able to serve thousands of boaters with our digital artwork and merch. 

“Absolutely the best company out there...not only that...the customer service is outstanding!!......The Custom Captain makes every experience fun and satisfying!” John M.  

Of course if you have any questions or concerns about your artwork or merchandise we have a 100% happiness guarantee and our team would be more than happy to assist you.  You can contact our Customer Care team here.