Boat Lettering • Custom Transoms

Looking for Custom, Hand-painted, Gold-Leafed Transoms? Art Works is your Bay Area Specialist

John Espinola understands your pride of ownership and designs transoms that reflect it. He provides an individually-tailored selection of lettering styles and a choice between gilded, hand-painted, or custom-cut vinyl for the lettering you select.

The Work of a Master Craftsman

John gilds his transoms with two layers of 23Kt. gold leaf. He hand-burnishes the gild. He custom mixes the outline color to match your craft’s upholstery, then adds dimension and visibility with a natural-looking drop shadow. He will gild and outline CF or other registration numbers to match.

His painted transoms are vivid and meticulous, and have been shown at many Tahoe and local California boat shows. His modern custom-cut vinyl transoms for sailboats around the San Francisco Bay Area usually include some hand-placed shadows for dimension and pop.

Over the years, John has gilded and painted the transoms of many award-winning antique wooden Chris-Crafts, Rivas and Hackers. Your transom couldn’t be in better hands.