They're just vinyl.
Don't like 'em? Peel 'em!
I really don't think I'd ever paint a boat.
No buyer could ever tell me this boat is ugly. I could just peel the eyes off and give him a white boat to do with as he pleases....
Just be sure to let the decals cure. We peeled one eye off on my test/demo run when I bought that boat last January.
FYI my insurance went down $300 after the yaer with the boat!