Welcome to UK Sailmakers
Established in 1946 in New York City as Ulmer Sails, UK Sailmakers is one of the oldest groups of sail lofts in North America. The UK Sailmakers group has grown to nearly 50 lofts and service centers around the world whose goal is to deliver sails using the most advanced design technologies and materials. Even though the group has grown, the lofts retain the personal touch that sailors expect since all UK lofts owned by local sailors who know the needs of their sailing communities. That's why each loft prides itself in providing quick, high-quality service along with well-designed, long-lasting new sails.
UK Sailmakers Cruising Sails
Satisfaction with cruising sails depends on three key factors: ease of
handling, durability and the support of the sailmaker. UK Sailmakers
received the top ratings in all three factors in the recent
International Sailor Survey and continues to earn its customers’
loyalty. Smooth summer sailing requires well designed sails that handle
well in all conditions. Years of cruising satisfaction demands sails
made to last and last. Ask your UK sailmaker and he’ll take all
the time necessary to make sure you have the right sails, the right
service and the right sail maintenance. More...
UK Sailmakers Racing Sails
Conventional wisdom says that when it comes to racing, sailors want to win at any cost. That includes what they pay for their sails. UK Sailmakers approaches selling racing sails differently. They work with customers to match the desired sail performance expectations with the customer’s desire for durability and his budget. The most serious racers will migrate towards the new UK Sailmakers Uni-Titanium® and Titanium® continuous yarn membrane sails. Other racers and racer/cruisers may opt for a Tape-Drive® sail that can win races season after season. Construction options such as Powerhead and Fathead mainsails or fully-battened Batmains are also considerations to address. More...
UK Sailmakers Service and Repair
Sails are a big investment and if you take care of them, they will give
you years of service. Every UK Sailmakers loft
can help you to get the most
from your sails, no matter what brand they are. Our sail makers
specialize in prompt, expert repairs and modifications at a reasonable
Measuring made easy
Watch this video
to learn which measurements are required to make your new sails fit perfectly for your boat. The video will
show you what tools are needed, how to take the measurements and how to fill in the order form.