UK Sailmakers Sarasota
UK Sailmakers has expanded its international network of sail lofts with the addition of Knighton Sailmakers, which has established lofts in Sarasota and Punta Gorda, Florida. Knighton Sailmakers has over 25 years of experience in design and construction of world-class yacht sails, a solid base upon which to expand their business under the UK banner.
“Joining forces with UK gives Knighton Sailmakers the ideal platform to showcase our talents while, at the same time, opens up a worldwide database of knowledge and technology to us,” said Gregg Knighton, president of Knighton Sailmakers. “With this merger of talents, we can offer our customers the very best and latest technology for PHRF, IRC and one-design racing as well as an expanded cruising market. Our two locations will now join the UK Sailmakers lofts in Miami, Houston and Charleston. By joining UK Sailmakers, the Knighton team will be able to give sailors in southwest Florida the technological edge, the know-how, and expertise to get the best bang for their hard-earned dollars.”
UK Sailmakers Sarasota
2100 20th St
Sarasota, FL 34234
Tel: 941-365-SAIL (7245)
UK Sailmakers Punta Gorda
6025 Taylor Rd, Unit #104
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Gregg has 28 years of sailmaking and boating industry experience. His extensive offshore resume includes countless St.Pete-Isla Mujeres Races, Daytona-Bermuda, and Marblehead-Halifax races. On the one-design side he has campaigned Daysailors, SR Maxs, Thistles and Lightnings. He is also very active racing his Ranger 33 in PHRF events.
Alan has 26 years of sailmaking, design, and production experience. He too is an active one-design racer who has competed internationally in Snipes, S2 7.9’s, J/24’s, Melges 24’s, Etchells, Thistles, Lightnings, and Flying Scots. He also coaches Opti’s and 420’s as well as sails in the PHRF events around southwest and northeast of Florida.
Bob has over 30 years of experience covering thousands of miles racing and cruising in the Pacific. He also is an active one-design racer sailing Melges 24’s and SR Max’s as well as racing in the PHRF events in Southwest Florida.
Scott works out of our Punta Gorda location. He is an active one-design sailor in the S2 7.9’s, SR Max’s, Flying Scots, and Melges 20’s. Scott also does a lot of sailing in the local PHRF events all around southwest Florida.