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Our experienced staff can help you to meet your needs through sailmaking, advice, inspection, repair and cleaning, canvas work and custom totes or duffel bags from your repurposed sail, or sail removal and installation. We work in collaboration with you to identify your needs and to make sure that you understand what you are getting and why.

We are available to walk you through your sailmaking needs – be it measuring your boat to ensure a proper fit and shape of your sails or assist you with determining what kind of sail you need to accomplish your goals – be they racing or cruising. We inspect, repair and service all makes of sails and can provide storage.  We will arrange to pick up and deliver sails throughout North Florida — from Punta Gorda to Melbourne, Jacksonville to the Panhandle.

Sailmaking

Native Sailor - UK Sailmaker Sarasota

We are committed to having the best people in our loft and are excited to be working with the support of the UK Sailmakers World Wide Group. As a member of the worldwide UK Sailmakers family we have access to sailmakers who have built sails for racers and cruisers all over the world including Americas Cup and Vendee Globe competitors. And for those who prefer, we can fabricate sails right here in Sarasota. Our experienced staff can design and create a custom sail for you in our Sarasota loft. Please give us a call to discuss your needs.

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Repairs

Native Sailor - UK Sailmaker Sarasota

Native Sailor specializes in sail repairs from re-stitching UV damaged seams to replacing worn zippers or grommets to complete reconstruction. Our repairs are both structurally sound and esthetically pleasing and we strive to have our repairs be unnoticeable. At Native Sailor we use a collaborative process; we will work with you to determine why the damage occurred and to find ways to address the problem so it won’t re-occur. Our staff has decades of experience and are dedicated to providing you with the best advice and tools you need to enjoy your sailing experiences. We pride ourselves on getting sails and canvas items repaired or modified as quickly as possible at a reasonable price. We know how to get the job done right!

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Canvas Work and Marine Upholstery

Native Sailor - UK Sailmaker Sarasota

The weather and its elements are a sailor’s best friend and worst enemy. Our custom canvas work can keep you dry and comfortable no matter what you may encounter. At Native Sailor we can meet all your nautical needs making and repairing your sail covers to prolong the life of your sails, creating cushions to give you comfort while racing or cruising, and designing Dodgers and biminis to keep you comfortable and sheltered. We specialize in:

Winch covers -   Lazy Cradles -   Cushions
Hatch covers -   T-tops -   Full Yacht Enclosures
Mooring covers -   Bimini Tops -   Sail covers -   Dodgers

Our expertise is not limited to only your sailing needs – as marine upholsterers we can assist you with outfitting your powerboat as well as create custom fabrication projects for your home or business. We can design and create custom canvas creations such as:

Cushions for your furniture -   Car Covers
Grill covers -   Canopies and Tarps for patios & pools - Awnings

Anything you can imagine!

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