Location, Location, Location
Being based in landlocked Nottinghamshire, we’re nowhere near the sea. In fact, we’re about as far away from the sea as you can get….and yes, everything we need for the boat is ‘marine grade’ including the vinyl wrapping and stickers.
Being solution driven and working with like-minded companies, our Atlantic Challenge is an opportunity for local Nottinghamshire businesses to demonstrate what they’re truly capable of.
Blu Banana Graphics & Embroidery
Richard, Jenny and Dave at Blu Banana Graphics & Embroidery stepped up to help us as they profess to be a one-stop-shop for embroidery, signage, vehicle graphics, car wraps and all kinds of business printing. Keen to support us and help people live with dementia, they confidently set about finding a solution to rebrand the boat. Richard said ‘We’ve done helicopters and aeroplanes, so I’m sure we’ll be able to do the boat”. George scribble a few ideas down for the design…but bless him, art isn’t George’s strong point!
Dave applied his computer graphic skills to create the images and prints and Jenny helped with the printing and shaping of the decals.
Routinely when applying a vehicle wrap, the technicians remove all the keyhole surrounds, handles, spoilers and anything else to give themselves a smoother surface to work on. This removes the added complication of cutting around awkward bits. However, because the boat needs to be as watertight as possible, it was deemed too risky to remove anything, so the BluBanana technicians opted for the more time consuming, difficult and tricky option.
Just seeing the vast array of printing machines and materials these guys use is amazing…perhaps Greg Wallace can do a special edition of ‘Inside the Factory’ at Blu Banana Graphics & Embroidery.
Showing Off the New Look
No sooner had the stickers been applied and George took the boat along to show Our Dementia Choir the new look. There’s no mistaking what this Atlantic Challenge is about…
Our Dementia Choir were preparing for Nottingham’s Splendour Festival and the theme was pure disco. Yes…there was no quiet hiding place for George…he was quickly dragged up to singalong and dance to a whole medley of 70’s disco classics…including YMCA! It’s a good job he can spell, because he was spotted singing the wrong words on more than one occasion!
Here’s a few pictures showing the new look…
Partner with us, sponsor us or simply donate – every bit of your help and support is extremely welcome and will help Oar Blimey complete the Atlantic Challenge and raise funds to help people live with dementia.
Special Thanks and Recognition
Thank you to everyone at BluBanana for getting the wrapping done. It was difficult enough and we moved the goalpost causing you to work late into a Sunday evening – Huge thanks guys.