UK Sailmakers Sarasota
UK Sailmakers Sarasota is under new ownership. In March 2017 Ken Tebo bought the business and Ken, along with his son Dalton, are dedicated to the needs of the sailing community and are excited to add sailmaking to their passion for the sport of sailing. Ken has sailed in the North and Southeast United States and the Caribbean also participating in the Isla Mujeres Race; he now sails recreationally for relaxation and fun.
Born and raised in Florida, Dalton is a well-known native sailor. His passion for sailing began at the young age of 10 and he immediately fell in love with all aspects of the sport. Dalton gained sail loft experience when he worked in lofts making, repairing, evaluating and ordering sails. He shares his enthusiasm by instructing and coaching through the Sarasota Youth Sailing Program and provides private sailing lessons to youth and adult sailors. Dalton races nationally and internationally having competed in the St. Barths Cata-Cup and F18 World Championships several times, the Tybee 500 and Great Texas 300 as well as numerous other well-known events. At the age of 14 he was the winner and recipient of the Sears Cup trophy.
“Dalton and I are excited to be working together,” says Ken. “We are not just selling sails. Our customers will benefit from the sailing knowledge of the combined staff. At UK Sailmakers Sarasota we believe we can continue to build customer loyalty by providing a full-service loft in a professional atmosphere.”
“The staff is great! Because of their years of experience we can offer fabrication of new sails and repairs along with custom canvas work and expert rigging. We not only find the best way to make the repair but we take the time to talk to our customers to determine what they are looking for and then create custom fabrications to meet their individual needs" adds Dalton.
Whether you are a day sailor, cruiser or racer on the intra-coastal, Gulf or across oceans our experienced staff is available to provide you with great sails and service. All our sails are made to exacting standards by experienced sailmakers equipped with the knowledge and tools to create your sail to perfection. We are here to design, build, and install your sails.
Service and Design
UK Sailmakers Sarasota’s experienced staff is available to help you meet your needs through sailmaking, advice, repair and cleaning, canvas work, or sail removal and installation. Our #1 priority is service and commitment to our customers whether they are returning or new. Our staff's attention to detail and meeting your particular needs is most important to us. To do so UK Sailmakers Sarasota is committed to having the best people in our loft along with the support of the UK Sailmakers World Wide Group. We can repair and service all makes of sails. We can make arrangements to pick up and deliver sails throughout North Florida -- from Punta Gorda to Melbourne, Jacksonville to the Panhandle.
As a member of the worldwide UK Sailmakers family we have access to sailmakers at our disposal who have built sails for racers and cruisers all over the world including Americas Cup and Vendee Globe competitors.
UK Sailmakers Sarasota
2100 20th St
Sarasota, FL 34234
Tel: 941-365-SAIL (7245)
Dalton Cell: 941-735-6169
Ken Cell: 941-302-3259