Sails and Sail Lofts
Whether a cruiser, racer, dinghy or yacht, all sailboat require good quality sails for propulsion and performance. New mainsails for one-design classes can run from $1200 to $4000 or more. The following lofts are located throughout Michigan and northern Ohio. Many provide additional services, such as cleaning and repair, in addition to new sail production.
Basic sail care tips
- Avoid flogging/fluttering the leech of your sail - minimize motoring to wind with your sails up and keep the leech, halyard, sheets, and foot cord tenion properly engaged
- Cover cotter pins, ring dings, shrouds, lifelines, and anything contacting the sails to reduce rubbing and chaffing.
- Keep your sails covered with a UV protective cover when not in use. UV light quickly ages and deteroiates sail materials.
- Store your sails dry and folded - avoid folding the same way each time
- Prevent excessive wind loading of your sails by staying within the recommended wind range.
Fall Sail Loft Discounts - In response to the survey started a month ago, SailMichigan has contacted area lofts to inquire about Fall discounts for various services. Information provided from the lofts will be displayed below as they are received. If you order from any of these lofts, please tell them you heard about them through SailMichigan.
Kent Sails (Harrison Township): 15% off new sail and sail cover orders until Oct. 31.
Bluewater Sails and Canvas (Traverse City): 15% off new sails orders until Nov. 30th. 50% deposit required at time of order.
Bluffton Bay Sails (Muskegon): 10% off new sails until Nov. 30th (50% deposit required at time of order), 15% off One-Design Sails, Sept 18-Oct. 30, then 10% off One-Design Sails, Nov. 1 - Dec. 15. (100% deposit required at time of order), Cleaning $.35/sq ft until Jan 30.
Bluffton Bay Sails (North Sails)
- 555 W. Hackley Ave, Muskegon Hts, MI
Bluewater Sail & Canvas (Doyle SailMakers)
- 10531 E. Carter Rd, Traverse City, MI
UK-Halsey Western Michigan
- 430 W 23rd Street., Holland, MI
- 1576 International Drive, Traverse City, MI
Doyle Detroit (Saginaw Bay)
- 1656 Edgewood Drive, Caro, MI
Kent Sail Co.
- 35942 Jefferson, Harrison Township, MI
Ullman Sails Detroit
- 24422 Sorrentino Court, Clinton Township, MI
Dieball Sailing Company
- 5556 Edgewater Dr., Toledo, OH
If you are located in Michigan and would like to post used sails for sale, you may do so with this form. Posting is free for private, non-commerical individuals. Commerical entities should send us an email inquiry.