i would think you could paint it with a two stage(base + clear) since it looks like a trailored boat and not in the water all the time. most of it looks like it would be above the water line even if it was. i'm gettin ready to paint mine with some graphics and i plan on using two stage down to the strakes on both sides. if your going to paint you could come up with some new graphics....something a little more current. take your side shot like the one you posted and draw the outline and go to work with your crayons to get some ideas!!!!!