Sailmaker , Sail Repairs, Boat Covers and Marine Canvas Work in Topsham, Exeter, Devon.
Combining Modern Technology with Traditional Skill!
Exe Sails – Your Local Sailmaker
2014 Hornet European Champions
2018 Osprey Inland National Champions
Whether it is computer designed and laser cut racing and dinghy sails to traditionally hand manufactured cruising and junk rig sails, we can help you get the sail you want, expertly designed and manufactured to your specifications.
Chris Scanes, our veteran sailmaker, is also the UK’s most experienced Junk Rig sailmaker.
Exe Sails & Covers was formed in August 2013 by Sam Woolner, Mac McDonald and Chris Scanes. Chris has been serving the local and national sailing community for over 30 years and building on his success, they combined to form over 50 years experience in the marine industry.
In January 2014 we took on a new sailmaker. Pete has over 30 years making regional, national and world championship winning dinghy sails and joined to develop the dinghy sails department with some new designs on the water in 2014. With a number of new designs on the water already, get in touch to see what we can do for you! With many sails on the water in 2014, we had some great successes in various classes including our team and sails winning the 2014 Hornet European Championships!
We have a dedicated Canvas department specialising in bespoke canvas work and a wide range of recycled sailcloth and canvas accessories, all of which are manufacture by our expert team in house.
We also supply top quality dinghy covers for all forms of sailing dinghy and a bespoke cover service.
We pride ourselves on providing a good and reliable service to all our customers, providing after sales assistance, information and helpful tips to make your boat go faster and your sails last longer.
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Our services include:
- New Sails
- One Design Sails
- Servicing & Repair
- Washing of Sails & Canvas
- Sprayhoods & Enclosures
- Cockpit & Flybridge Covers
- Bespoke Canvas Work
- Sailcloth Bags & Accessories
- Canvas Bags
- *NEW* Dinghy Chandlery
- Shade Sails & Awnings
- Sail Covers & Stack Packs
- Dinghy Covers
- Local collection from sailing clubs/marinas.
Our services don’t stop at the marine industry.
We manufacture a wide range of products from awnings for local shops to search and rescue equipment, canvas roofs, outdoor spaces and whatever else our customers dream up.