Practical Sailor’s Reader-recommended Sailmakers

The 2011 Directory of Sailmakers Recommended by Readers of Practical Sailor





Evolution Sails

Far East Sails

Halsey Lidgard

Hood Sailmakers

Island  Planet Sails

Lee Sails

Mauri Pro Sailing

Mauri Sails

North Sails

Quantum Sail Design Group

Rolly Tasker Sails


Ullman Sails



North Sails Toronto

Triton Sails

North Sails Vancouver

North Sails Vacouver

ShoreLine Sails

Voile Saint-Onge


South Africa

Quantum Sails South Africa


U.S. National


North Sails Direct

The Sail Warehouse



Elliott / Pattison Sailmakers

Glaser Sails

Morrelli Performance Sails

Santa Cruz Sails

SLO Sail and Canvas

Ullman Sails Long Beach

Ullman Sails San Diego/Seattle



Kelly-Hanson Sails



Z sails



Atlantic Sail Traders

Bremen Sails

Emerald Sails

Knighton Sailmakers

Mack Sails

National Sail Supply

North Sails Gulf Coast

Smyth Team Sails (850-243-WIND)

Super Sailmakers (Doyle loft)

True North Sails



Doyle Midwest

North Sails Chicago

Sterling Sails (773) 523-4449

UK-Halsey Chicago






West Wind Sails (985) 626-5638



Bayview Sails and Rigging

Bluffton Bay Sails

Bohndell Sails

E.S. Bohndell Sailmakers

Hallett Canvas and Sails

Maine Sailing Partners

Nathaniel S. Wilson, Sailmaker




Bacon Sails

Doyle Chesapeake

North Sails Annapolis

North Sails Chesapeake

Quantum Sails Annapolis

Quantum Solomons Island

Scott Allen Sailmakers



Downs Sails

Doyle Boston

Doyle Buzzards Bay

Doyle Manchester

Squeteague Sailmakers



Doyle Sails Detroit

North Sails Detroit

Quantum Sails Traverse City



Taylor Sailmakers (406) 755-4218


New Jersey

Eggers Sails, Inc

Hendrickson Sailmakers

Linthicum Sailmakers

North Sails – New Jersey



Kerr Sailmakers


New York

Bay Sails (a Haarstick Loft)

Doyle Ploch Sailmakers

Doyle Sailmakers Long Island

Haarstick Sailmakers

Quantum Sails Long Island

Somerset Sails


North Carolina

Omar Sailmakers


Rhode Island

North Sails

Intensity Sails

Thurston Sails


South Carolina

FX Sails

North Sails South Carolina

Waters Sails



C&C Sailmakers

Cameron Sails

Mariner Sails

North Sails Kemah

Quantum Sails Gulf Coast, Seabrook

UK-Halsey Texas



Vermont Sailing Partners



Baxter Sailmakers

Dabbler Sails

Hampton, VA Sales & Sail Care

Latell Sails

North Sails Hampton

Ullman Sails Virginia/Latell Sailmakers LLC


U.S. Virgin Islands

Quantum Sails USVI



Neil Pryde (Scott Rush, agent)

Port Townsend Sailmakers

Puget Sound Sails



Dorsal, LLC


Practical Sailor has been independently testing and reporting on sailboats and sailing gear for more than 45 years. Supported entirely by subscribers, Practical Sailor accepts no advertising. Its independent tests are carried out by experienced sailors and marine industry professionals dedicated to providing objective evaluation and reporting about boats, gear, and the skills required to cross oceans. Practical Sailor is edited by Darrell Nicholson, a long-time liveaboard sailor and trans-Pacific cruiser who has been director of Belvoir Media Group's marine division since 2005. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master license, has logged tens of thousands of miles in three oceans, and has skippered everything from pilot boats to day charter cats. His weekly blog Inside Practical Sailor offers an inside look at current research and gear tests at Practical Sailor, while his award-winning column,"Rhumb Lines," tracks boating trends and reflects upon the sailing life. He sails a Sparkman & Stephens-designed Yankee 30 out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Darrell is booking speaking engagements in Colorado, Idaho, California, the Pacific Northwest, and British Colombia this summer. You can reach him by email at