DIY Boat Hull Liner Replacement

Item # X-HT-300652

Hull liner is an important, but sometimes overlooked, portion of a speedboat’s interior. A liner gives the inside of the hull — the "walls" of the boat — a polished finish. It also protects the hull from stains, scratches and other damage while adding a layer of padding and marine insulation. In this tutorial video, we’ll show you how to replace the old hull liner on your boat with high-quality Boat Blanket fabric.

Boat Blanket is one of the best boat carpet options you can get.

Boat Blanket is a durable marine carpeting material. Its resistance to mold and mildew makes it a top choice for hull liner on boats where the upholstery is exposed to the elements. It’s also solution-dyed and highly UV resistant, so its color will stick around for the long haul no matter what hue you choose. While Boat Blanket is intended to be a protective material, its softness will make it feel more like a luxury feature of your boat’s interior than anything else.

Have you ever had to replace the hull liner on your speedboat before? If not, don’t worry! We’ll walk you through removing the old hull liner, patterning and cutting the Boat Blanket, and installing the new liner with spray adhesive. You’ll even learn how to pattern and install new liner on irregularly shaped or curved areas. You can get this simple, no-sew project done in a weekend!

Watch this DIY video now to learn the quick and easy way to plus up your boat's interior with new marine hull liner. This project takes just a handful of tools and materials. Let’s get started!

Does your speedboat need new upholstery and flooring too? You’re in luck! We completely overhauled the interior of a used Malibu speedboat to make it look and feel brand-new. Check out the other videos in our Speedboat Makeover Series to learn how to reupholster a helm seat, build a knee-rise cushion, lay woven vinyl flooring and more. You won’t believe how amazing your boat’s interior looks when you’re done!

Chapters List:

  • Removing Old Hull Carpeting for Patterning — 0:46 min.
  • Applying Spray Glue — 2:44 min.
  • Installing Boat Blanket — 4:09 min.
  • Patterning for Shapes & Curves — 7:02 min.
  • Materials & Tools List — 13:02 min.

Materials List:

  • Boat Blanket Black 72" Fabric (#100113)
  • Headliner Adhesive 13 oz. (#123288) or 3M™ General Trim Spray Adhesive (#73211)
  • 3M™ Specialty Adhesive Remover 32 oz. (Quart) (#108984)

Tools List:

  • Chalk Pen White (#123131)
  • Clear Acrylic Ruler 6" x 24" (#102400)
  • Gingher® Scissors Right Hand Lightweight 8" (#101017)
  • Rags, Box Cutter, Straightedge