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Happy Veterans Day

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Happy Veterans Day folks!

As most Americans we all have at least one family member that has served for this great country….we all can agree we always hold the utmost respect for them and all of the service men & women!

 

You already know why Veterans Day is important. so we dont have to get too into it… You are the service members, veterans or family and friends of veterans who stay up-to-date on military news

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans! We really try to hold your honor everyday but this day we make it a point to THANK YOU!

Did you know this holiday was originally called “Armistice Day”  It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good!

Its so much more then just another holiday! Make sure you shake hands and thank these brave folks! Our heros!

Egarim

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What is a yacht name? Why? Who? What? Where? & How?

Well we have names for everything as humans don’t we? We name our kids, our dogs, house plants so why NOT name your beautiful yacht or boat! Mostly you always want a stand out name, a name someone will remember – yacht and boat owners tend to do “word plays” on names but last week we did a name that got us thinking a little bit….the name was Egarim.  We looked it up and only one thing came up that would make sense (to us) Egarim is mirage backwards! Ha! You learn something new everyday folks! Even if that isnt the reason of this beautiful yachts name we still think thats pretty cool!

Over thirteen years of experience in the professional boat lettering business as well as 3 decades of experience in the marine industries, Signs of Reilly has numerous satisfied clients spanned across all parts of the country and the world, who can vouch for our work. It is through the consistent attention to detail and customer service that we are proud to say we come highly recommended from of our past clientele. Simply put, we are your go-to source for unique boat graphics, yacht names, and an array of boat lettering. We take pride in our unmatched service that hinges on the policy of fair pricing, excellent customer service and fast turnaround times. Being one of the leaders of this industry, our highly-trained staff is dedicated 100% to ensuring that we supply both boaters and private yacht owners with exceptional lettering and custom boat graphics design. Place an order today with Signs of Reilly, or receive a free quote and let us transform your prized vessel with our superior lettering!

Happy Friday folks, heres a couple pictures we took of the beautiful vessel Egarim

Danza

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Here we have the beautiful yacht Danza!  An amazing Offshore Yacht!

With us at Signs of Reilly you will get a unique one stop shopping experience that has been built on the foundation of superior service. We believe and understand projecting the right impression is vital to your image. All our signs and lettering are customized and tailored to meet your individual specifications!

We know signage matters and that’s why we take all the necessary strides to ensure that our signs look great!

Also remember we repair, maintain and fabricate signs. Give us a call today, we look forward to hearing from you!

Enjoy this beauty Danza….isn’t she amazing?!

Titanium

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Hello all! You know here at Signs of Reilly we have seen some spectacular yacht and boat signs/names and with this blog we like to talk about yachts names or boat names when we can – for whatever reason people always have interesting names, sometimes we get the back story and sometimes we don’t. When we don’t we look up the name and see what we can find and that’s exactly what we did today with this beautiful Axopar named “Titanium” strong  boat name right? Well keep reading…. naming your yacht Titanium is not a bad idea!!!!

 

There are several things that are special about titanium…this metal is a very durable metal for engineering applications because this metal is corrosion-resistant and also this metal is strong and light. It is 40% lighter than steel but as strong as high-strength steel. Titanium is not a very precious metal when you compare it to silver or gold, but if someone is shooting at you and you have a wall to stand behind that is made of Titanium is would be considered the most valuable item in your life….so yes but no haha.

When alloyed with other metals such as aluminium or vanadium, titanium becomes dramatically stronger than  many steels. In terms of sheer strength, the best titanium alloys beat low to medium grade stainless steels! Who knew?! BUT the highest grade of stainless steel is definitely stronger then any titanium alloys.

The price of titanium is usually cheaper then white gold. However, because of its hardness, titanium is not as easy to work with. For instance , the additional labor costs may make the price of a ring comparable to that of a white gold one (or even higher).

The cool thing about titanium is its resistant to corrosion in sea water & chlorine – the two most useful properties of the metal are corrosion resistance and strength to density ratio – the highest of any metallic element!

Yacht name “Titanium” we did on this gorgeous 28′ Axopar

Docks

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Something so grand and we take advantage of it daily! DOCKS! Could you imagine every time you get off your yacht or boat you would have to pull it up onto a beach of even scarier rocks! Whew thank goodness to the genius engineers who come up with docks! Here’s a little fun facts about the great dock! Hope you enjoy…

The earliest known docks were those discovered in an ancient Egyptian dating from 2500 BC located on the Red Sea coast. Archaeologists also discovered anchors and storage jars near the site! 

A dock from India dates back to 2400 BC and was located away from the main currant to avoid deposition of silt. Oceanographers have observed that the ancient folks must have possessed great knowledge relating to all the tides in order to build such a dock on the ever-shifting course of the Sambariti! This is the earliest known dock found in the world equipped to berth and service ships. 

Heres a cool sign we made for motor yacht “Due Process”

It is speculated that these early engineers studied tidal movements and their effects on brick-built structures, since the walls are brick.  The engineers built a trapezoidal structure. Now a days we just call a company and have them built us a dock haha! We have come a long way folks! 

Bobbers!

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A fishing bobber is an item of fishing equipment. Usually attached to a fishing line, it can serve several purposes. It can suspend bait at a certain depth and it can carry hooked bait to be buoyant and hang above certain areas of water (like grass flats) or it can drift with the currant! The bobber serves as an indicator, when the bobber goes down that means you have a fish on – so reel!

Its honestly hard to say with any accuracy who first used a bobber for fishing who would think that a fish would take the bait?! But same goes for who would dare first try a pineapple! But from what we’ve heard and read the first “bobber”  that people used were pieces of twig, bird feather quills or rolled leaves as bite indicators, many years before any documented evidence!  

The method described, involved boring a hole through a cork so the line could be passed through and trapped with a quill.

Prior to about 1800, anglers made their own floats, a practice that many still carry on today. But as the fishing industry grows so do the companies that come up with genius bobbers – you can get a wide variety, plain to popping corks! 

Its safe to say we’ve come a long way from twigs haha! Whatever your preference is we can all say we love fishing and we love bobbers! Here at Signs of Reilly – yes we work on mega yachts and awesome sport fishing boats but at the end of the day, guess what you can fish off of any of those vessels! Tight lines folks – whats your favorite bobber?

Flounder

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Flounders…good to eat, good to catch on a fishing trip and even good enough to paint (see picture below!)

Mike Reilly’s mom painted that beautiful flounder fish! As always we here at Signs of Reilly we adore anything to do with the ocean from yachts to flounders! Boats to bobbers, speaking of check out our next blog in the coming days were going to discuss our love for the bobber!

Heres some very interesting facts we found out about flounders.

Flounders ambush their prey, feeding at soft muddy areas of the ocean bottom, near bridge piles, docks and coral reefs.

In its life cycle, an adult flounder has two eyes on one side of its head! Crazy right?! Also at hatching one eye is on each side of its head. One eye migrates to the other side of the body through a metamorphism as it grows from larval to juvenile stage. As an adult, a flounder changes its habits and can even camouflage itself by lying on the bottom of the ocean floor as protection against predators. As a result, the eyes are then on the side which faces up. The side to which the eyes migrate is dependent on the species type! Neat huh?

Now if we could find a good flounder recipe……

Signs

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“Signs of Reilly” says it all doesn’t it?!  Well its true us over here at Signs of Reilly we do a variety of signs everything from helicopters to yachts and all in between. This year as in previous years we help a lot with signs displaying any and everything regarding yachts for the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show! This year we are working  with a few yacht companys  but as the picture below shows we made these “boarding” signs for Ferretti Group in Ft Lauderdale they represent Custon Line, Pershing, Wally and Riva.

We do it all folks! We can even put a sign on your car!

Heres a some fun facts about signs;

The main purpose of signs is to communicate, to convey information designed to assist the receiver with decision-making based on the information provided (IE- “oh I’m hungry, I want pizza” proceeds to look for a pizza sign while driving.) Alternatively, promotional signage may be designed to persuade receivers of the merits of a given product or service. Signage is distinct from labeling, which conveys information about a particular product or service.

The use of commercial signage has a very ancient history! Retail signage and promotional signs appear to have developed independently in the East and the West. In antiquity, the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks were known to use signage – how cool is that!!!

Some of the earliest signs were used informally to denote the membership of specific groups, to denote their religious affiliations. 

Just a couple things to learn about today! Call us, we can help you get any kinda sign you want!

Ft Lauderdale Mariners Club Seminar

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Here at Signs of Reilly not only do we install beautiful lighted yacht signs or clean bold vinyl yacht names but we are very interested in the whole marine industry – we love behind the scenes of all marine industry, we love meeting people that are in our field! Even topics like insurance, its actually really interesting yacht insurance that is! We joined a club and have made great friends its called Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club! Once a year they have an amazing seminar. Pictured below is our very own Mike Reilly with other club members Nicole and Anbar finishing up a meeting and finalizing all the last minute details for this years seminar! This years seminar is October 28th & 29th 2019 & it will be held at the Westin Ft Lauderdale Beach Resort – we will be there!

Heres their about from their website;

“The Fort Lauderdale Mariner’s Club first met at the Cafe De Geneve on March 2, 1989.
Objectives of the Club are simple and straightforward.  We are a non-profit, non-political organization devoted to the promotion of friendly associations among our members, to encourage high standards of business practice throughout the community and to provide a forum to improve the marine industry in South Florida.

The focal point of the Club’s activities is the marine seminar we hold prior to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October of each year.  The first marine seminar, held in 1989, was attended by more than 150 people.  Today, the seminar draws more than 500 participants from all walks of the marine community.  The interesting slate of speakers, coupled with the opportunity for attendees to interact with each other in a vibrant setting, has made the marine seminar a truly international event.

Monthly luncheons, along with purely social events held throughout the year, are planned to provide friendly settings for our members to get together.  Although competitors in one sense, we have a lot in common and much to offer each other.

The Club strives to be an avenue for free discussions and exchanges of information that will be of assistance to all members.  Today, the club numbers over 200 active members from all parts of the marine industry here in South Florida and beyond.

We invite all marine seminar attendees and other interested persons from the maritime industries to meet with us, to exchange ideas with your peers, and to enjoy our common backgrounds and careers.”

Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

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“Yachting Capital of the World”  also know as Ft Lauderdale, Florida will have their 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30 – Nov 3, 2019! Who is super excited for this event? We are at Signs of Reilly! Each year we help many brokers set up their showrooms with banners, printed signs and even floating signs that can be displayed in front of their yachts!

The show exhibits  many of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a fun, fun, fun area of marine products for all walks of marine life! We have seen some spectacular items being sold at this show  luxury cars and even a helicopter, this show has something for everyone! They definitely have the best sport fishing boats or mega yachts that’s for sure.

 

More than 1,000 exhibitors from 30 countries showcasing $4 billion worth of superyachts, 1,500 watercrafts of all kinds, floating cocktail lounges, live music, water sports demonstrations and marine-themed art and jewelry—all displayed across more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space right on the water. That my friends is the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!

Fun fact- FLIBS has been hosting this show since the 1950’s and it looks like they are not stopping anytime soon!

Do you know someone who is going to buy a boat or yacht? Whats a new boat without a name?! Dont forget to mention us – we look forward to seeing this event thats right in our backyard!

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