Free Boat Card Template - Canva Template

Free Boat Card Template - Canva Template

As the boating season approaches, it is essential to not only consider the projects you need to complete but also to think about boat cards. Boat cards are an excellent way of sharing your information and staying in touch with people you meet while cruising and racing. 

Designing a boat card can seem daunting at first, but it doesn't have to be. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • Consider the information you want to include on your card. Typically, people include their boat name, their names, MMSI, email, and phone numbers.
  • Choose a good-quality photo that is sharp and showcases either your boat or you.
  • Remember that less is often more. Avoid overcrowding your boat card with too much information. Focus on what's important and only include that.
  • To streamline your design process, use a template. Backstay provides a free Canva template that you can use. Canva is free to use, and you can download a ready-to-print file from there.

Free Boat Card Template

Free Boat Card Template

  • The template has four variations in different color schemes to show how your image impacts the result. Begin by replacing the photo, as it directly influences the colors used in the design.
  • Follow these steps to change the accent color of your text:
    1. Double-click on the text to select it.
    2. Press the "Text color" Button
    3. Press "Add a new color"
    4. Press the color picker "Pick a color from the design"
    5. Point at your new photo
How to change text color in Canva
  •  Replace any placeholder and remove any unnecessary pages from the template.
  • The files are set with a bleed that your printer will cut. The finished size of your card will be 2 x 3.5 in. 
  • To download your file, press "Share" -> "Download" -> "PDF Print". This format is optimal for printing and ensures high-quality results.
  • This template is optimized for VistaPrint. When uploading your design to VistaPrint, it will align perfectly with their cutting specifications, providing a professional finish.
  • For the best results, we recommend selecting either Soft Touch or Matte Cards with Premium Paper Thickness. These options offer a luxurious feel and enhance the overall presentation of your cards.
  • If you have questions about using the template, don't hesitate to contact us

Download Free Boat Card Template

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