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, repair and install your sails. And if a new sail is not what you need our experienced staff can do all types of repairs and reconstruction as well as custom canvas work. 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.
We also specialize in custom totes and bags fabricated in our loft from unused or discarded sail-canvas or sail-cloth. Each bag is skillfully pieced and stitched together to create a one-of-a kind multi-functional bag perfect to take when you go out on the water or to the beach, gym or yoga class. And because our stylish bags are made of material used to make boat sails they are water-resistant making them perfect for carrying your computer, tablet or other electronic and sensitive equipment. They are durable and easy to clean.
Ken Tebo, owner
Ken has sailed extensively in New England, the Southeast United States and the Caribbean. He has participated in the Isla Mujeres Race and he now sails recreationally for relaxation and fun.
“Dalton and I are excited to be working together. We are not just selling sails. Our customers will benefit from the sailing knowledge of the combined staff. At Native Sailor/UK Sailmakers Sarasota we believe we can continue to build customer loyalty by providing a full-service loft in a professional atmosphere.”
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 consultation 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. Most recently Dalton won the May 2017 Florida 300 and the September 2017 F18 Americas Championship in Long Beach, CA. He competed in the St. Barths 10th Year Anniversary Cata-Cup in November 2017 taking the #1 spot for American teams and 6th out of a field of 47 international competitors.
Dalton Tebo wins Formula 18 Americas Championship Click Here to see his write up in Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Native Sailor in the News! Click Here to see our write up in Scuttlebutt Sailing News
New owners bring new energy to UK Sarasota! Click Here to see the write up on the UK Sailmaker website