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Switch Panel Projects

We’ve literally built thousands of completely custom marine grade switch panels.  See below for a small selection of those.

If you see a panel and would like to have something similar made for you, please contact us with the panel number shown below and what modifications you you’d like to see.

22. Backlit Switches – Minimal Height

  • Dark Sheffield Material

  • Etched/Backlit rockers (white lights)

  • Gauge holes with labels

  • logo etching in black

This switch panel material is a little darker than brushed silver.  It really looks great with black logo engraving.

This customer really had a tiny amount of height available… only about 3″ total, so this design takes up just 2 3/4″ of height.  We couldn’t fit breakers, so outfitted him with an under dash fuse block for circuit protection.

Approx Cost: $475 – $575

marine grade switch panel - lit switches

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22.  Contender Switch Panel w/ Push Buttons

  • Contender Replacement Switch Panel
  • Blue backlit Bocatech Push Button Switches
  • Contender Logo with blue backlighting
  • Built in dimmer switch
  • Circuit breakers built into switches

Drop-in replacement Contender switch panel. Replaces the bent metal panel down at your thighs on many Contenders, but with dramatically improved appearance.

The bocatech switches used for this customer’s Contender allowed the thigh-high mounting without worrying about inadvertently turning things on with your legs… but made the backlit labels MUCH easier to read on those early morning trips offshore.

 

Approx Cost: $1000 – $1300

replacement contender switch panel

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21. Mako Boat Switch Panel – Silver w/ Graphics

  • Brushed Silver Panel Material

  • Etched/Backlit rockers (white lights)

  • Circuit Breakers

  • Mako Logo and Shark etched w/ pinstripe

This switch panel for a Mako boat is a good case study for a number points:

  1. Good design work can blend the classic with the modern – see how the Mako Marine logo is used in a unique way, combined with a pinstripe for a contemporary take on a classic boat.
  2. Panel design/etching can take what would be an odd layout and make it beautiful – notice how 17 switches that could have looked strange, but were designed with symmetry plus utility.
  3. Backlit switches are awesome… imagine how much more functional this is at night, when the Nav light switch triggers all those backlights
  4. A/B selector switches – notice the red/white rocker switch in the top left for the boat’s helm lights.  Our switch function availability allows us to meet just about any customer requirement

Approx Cost: $700 – $1000

Custom mako marine switch panel for mako boat

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20.  Brushed Silver – Graphics – Red Backlit Switches 

  • Brushed Silver Material

  • Red LED Rocker Switches – custom etched
  • Several Logos Engraved
  • Arrow graphic flows to switch indicators

  • Circuit Breakers & USB Charger

This panel is super cool. It’s on the custom spear fishing boat used on The Sportsman Channel’s ‘The Opener’ TV show.
We did some super neat logo engravings, and incorporated the spear fishing arrow “behind” the switches, but continued the arrow’s shaft ONTO the switches to act as the indicator light

 

Approx Cost: $700 – $1000

red LED custom switch panel for spearfishing boat

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19. Carbon Fiber – Edgy Graphics – Backlit

  • Black Carbon Fiber Print

  • Etched/Backlit rockers (white lights)

  • Circuit Breakers

  • Edgy “Raptor” logo engraving + NMEA 2000 breaker label

  • Instrument Cutouts

This panel for a boat named “Raptor” is a a great demonstration of an edgy style logo/distressed artwork engravings.  We even had an extra switch and come up with a cool raptor dinosaur switch etching for it (see it… 4th from the the left).

Note also the NMEA 2000 breaker logo.  With our permanent laser etching capability we can label components and breakers even if they don’t have an associated rocker switch.

Approx Cost: $550 – $950

custom made raptor boat switch panel

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18.  Yellowfin switch panel with blue LEDs

  • Black Panel Material

  • Blue LED Rocker Switches – custom etched

  • Logo Engraving – blue backlighting

  • Built-in Dimmer Switch

  • Circuit Breakers & USB Charger

In this Yellowfin switch panel replacement, we used blue LED backlit rocker switches with our custom etched contura V switch covers.

We installed a built in dimmer (see it to the right of the logo?) that allows the (rather bright) blue LEDs to be dimmed when you don’t want them at full brightness running at night.

Approx Cost: $900 – $1150

Yellowfin Switch Panel

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17. Triton switch panel replacement

  • White
  • Etched/Backlit rockers (white lights)
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Logo and pinstripe engravings
  • Instrument Cutouts

This customer needed a large, odd shaped, dash panel for his Triton boat that he could mount some large Garmins into.  He also wanted to highlight the Triton boat logo.

We convinced him to try a pinstripe to break up the white panel on white fiberglass, and it really came out great.

Approx Cost: $725 – $1000

large Triton boats dash panel with logo etching and illuminated switches

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16.  Bocatech Panel on Black

  • Black

  • Resettable Bocatech Push Buttons

  • Text and Logo engravings (backlit blue)

Here’s an example switch panel using our bocatech resettable push button switches.

Text illumination and nice large Chris Craft logo are backlit when the panel lights switch is on.

The LED rings were pre-wired on this one to come on when the switches are on as an indicator light.

Approx Cost: $1000 – $1400

bocatech push button switches

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15. 9 Switch Panel on Brushed Silver

  • Brushed Silver
  • Etched/Backlit rockers (white lights)
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Logo and pinstripe engravings

This switch panel was a lot of fun.  This customer wanted something really snazzy for his Blazer boat, and their spot tail logo was really nice.

We used a large logo and ran it off the edge of the panel – and “under” the switches – and we thought it really came out looking cool!

We also added a pinstripe boarder to this one.  That’s a little retro look normally, but combined with the logo etchings ended up looking awesome.

Approx Cost: $475 – $650

Blazer boats switch panel with backlit switches, logo and pinstripe

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14.  Single Switch Panel with Logo

  • Black

  • Backlit white contura V switch

  • Logo Engraved and Backlit Red

Here’s a night shot of a simple little switch panel with a nice red backlit logo engraving.

The contrast of the switch illumination and logo backlighting really made the logo pop on this little guy.

We use backlights that are not too bright to interfere with your night vision, but enough to make a stunning display in the dark.

Approx Cost: $100 – $150

custom boat switch panel with red lights

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13. 12 Switch Panel on White C/F

  • White Carbon Fiber
  • Etched/Backlit rockers (white lights)
  • Circuit Breakers
  • 2 gauge holes
  • 12V Socket
  • Backlit Pro Line logo

This example Pro Line boats switch panel shows how our backlit logos look in the zoomed view.

Note on this panel how the one switch has the bottom lens illuminated.  That is the indicator light, and as each switch is turned on, the light comes on as an indicator.

Approx Cost: $575 – $800

whtie carbon fiber pro line boats switch panel with backlit contura V rocker switches and graphic

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12. 13 Switch Panel on Brushed Silver

  • Brushed Silver
  • Etched Rockers – Blue LED backlights
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Ignition and kill switch holes
  • Black Pursuit logo
  • USB Charger

This customer opted for blue LED rocker switches.  You can’t tell until the lights are on (see below).

We also added pre-cut holes for his ignition and kill switch.

Approx Cost: $650 – $900

custom blue LED rocker switches, mounted on brushed silver panel PP3748

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This customer (James) was super great to work with.  We actually did another small panels for him since.  Here’s what he had to say:

“You and your guys have been great to work with on both projects.  I wish more companies were as phenomenal to deal with as you have been. Everyone who has seen the panel loves it and asks who made it.  They really like the blue back lighting, no one has seen that before.  Thanks again for everything, you have a customer for life and I will tell everyone looking for this type of product the go to place is New Wire Marine.”

He was kind enough to send us a few shots of the installed product as well.  Thank you James!

UNLIT

customer image of switch panel with lights not activated

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BACKLIGHTS ON

switch panel installed in Pursuit boat with blue LED backlights

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As you can see in the second image, this was taken in pretty much broad daylight, and the backlights are still quite bright.  If this was to be used a lot at night, and the panel was higher on the helm than James’ was, we would recommend a dimmer.

11. 14 Switch Panel on Brushed Silver

  • Brushed Silver
  • Printed Rockers – Red Lens
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Gauge, ignition and switch holes
  • 12V Socket
  • USB Charger

In this example we have red printed contura II switches, a USB charger and a 12V Socket.

This customer also included a few 2 1/16″ gauge holes, and port and stbd ignition switches and kill switch.

Approx Cost: $400 – $650

brushed silver plate with printed switches in contura II style

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10. 8 Switch Panel on Wht / Blk

  • Black and White Shown
  • Printed Rockers – Blue Lens
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Logo Engravings
  • Gauge Holes

In this example, we’re showing the exact same panel in both black and white.  Both look great, it’s up to you which fits your boat’s look the best.

Blue printed switches are shown unlit here.

Approx Cost: $300 – $450

Sea Boss Switch panels - black and white with logo engravings

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9. 1 Switch Plate on Carbon Fiber

  • Black Carbon Fiber
  • Rocker Hole Cut
  • Graphic Etching

We can also make small cover plates, and blank panels.

In this example, there is one switch hole, and one graphic engraving on a Black Carbon Fiber plate.

Approx Cost: $80 alone, or $30 add on to a full size custom panel

small fish accent panel

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8. 12 Switch on Carbon Fiber

  • Black Carbon Fiber
  • Etched/Backlit Rockers
  • Circuit Breakers

Fairly simple panel.  This one is on Black Carbon Fiber, and it has backlit contura V switches.

Did you notice the symbol on the speaker / gunnel light switch?

Approx Cost: $450 – $675

carbon fiber switch panel with illuminated rocker switches on contura V style

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7. 16 Switch on Brushed Silver

  • Brushed Silver
  • Etched/Backlit Rockers
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Southport Logo Engraving
  • Instrument and Gauge Holes

We LOVE the way black logo etchings come out on our Brushed Silver Material… this Southport switch panel is a great example.

This complete dash assembly had pre-cut holes for both a Simrad NSS12, and NSS9… very nice!

Approx Cost: $1000 – $1200

Southport dash panel PP3944 - backlit switches and instrument holes included

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This customer was nice enough to send us a before and after shot… which we really appreciate!  Thanks Jerry!

You can see, not only is the appearance improved, but he’s able to run both MFD’s now, AND has the advantage of backlit rockers that can be used easily at night.

BEFORE

southport dash panel before image

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AFTER

Southport boat shown after the installation of the new switch panel

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6. 9 Switch on White C/F

  • White Carbon Fiber
  • Etched/Backlit Rockers
  • Circuit Breakers

White Carbon Fiber print looks great.  You can see the pattern pretty well in this shot.

This customer opted for no symbols, just backlit text.  You can see how easy this would be to read in the dark.

Approx Cost: $375 – $525

This panel could almost be build with our E-Panel Builder and save some coin… if it wasn’t for the custom labels.

illuminated switches for waterproof boat electrical panel

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5. 15 Switch on White C/F

  • White Carbon Fiber
  • Etched/Backlit Rockers
  • Circuit Breakers
  • 12V Socket

If height space is scarce on your boat, we’ll often use this method of inserting the breakers in between each switch.

Doing it this way we can get the overal panel height down to about 2 3/4″.

Approx Cost: $575 – $850

white carbon fiber custom marine switch panel with contura V switches backlit in white

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4. 16 Switch on Brushed Ebony

  • Brushed Ebony
  • Blue push button and red LED rockers
  • Odd shape / gauge cutouts
  • Illuminated / Backlit text

Bocatech push button switches in action.  This is a good example of the complexity of shape and design we can achieve.

This particular panel even had ballast tank control rockers, which reversed polarity on the valves, with a built in “open” indicator light in red.

Approx Cost: $1100 – $1300

bocatech push button switch panel on brushed ebony material

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3. 21 Switch on Carbon Fiber

  • Black Carbon Fiber
  • Backlit / Etched Switches
  • Circuit Breakers
  • 12V Socket
  • USB Charger
  • Etched & Backlit Logo

Nice large panel here with fairly large backlit logo.  Logos look great on our dark Carbon Fiber Print material.  All backlit switches, look spectacular at night, the photo does not do it justice.

Approx Cost: $800 – $1200

carbon fiber switch panel for boat with illuminated contura v rocker swtches and ocean master logo

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2. 12 Switch on Black

  • Matte Black
  • Printed Switches – red lenses
  • Circuit Breakers
  • 12V Socket

Simple panel printed rocker panel with red lens contura II style rocker switches.

Approx Cost Custom Designed: $325 – $550

boat switch panel in black with red contura II printed rocker switches and 12V socket

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This panel could be created and ordered online using our new E-Panel Builder.

We’ve attached a screen shot from the E-Panel Builder interface, simulating what you’d see when you build it yourself online.  Try it out if you’re thinking of a panel similar to this.

Approx Cost E-Panel Builder: $250 – $425

E-Panel builder screen shot of the switch panel shown above.

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1. 8 Switch on Brushed Silver

  • Brushed Silver
  • Backlit / Etched Switches
  • Circuit Breakers
  • 12V Socket
  • USB Charger
  • Instrument Cutout

Good example of a compact panel with small instrument cutout.

Approx Cost: $400 – $550

marine grade switch panel shown in brushed silver with custom illuminated switches

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