Hood Sailmakers UK

STILL the most trusted name in sailmaking

Hood Sailmakers has defined a post-war generation of sailing by leading the way, and endures to this day as the brand still known as the most trusted name in sailmaking.

Hood Sailmakers have been building top-quality sails since 1952, and today a worldwide network of lofts in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia continue to provide sails which reflect the passion and dedication of the enthusiasts at each site.

Together with exemplary service and support, and whether your boat is 20ft or 200ft long, your goal is to win regattas or to circle the globe, we make “the best sails for racing or cruising around the world”.


Designed to perform, built to last

No other sailmaker has contributed as much to the design and direction of sails and sailcloth as Hood Sailmakers over the years. Since Ted Hood founded his first loft, Hood Sailmakers have been at the forefront of technical development: this has filtered in to performance cruising sails of unparalleled quality and longevity.

Hood Sailmakers build high-performance, long-lasting sails for offshore cruising yachts, classic designs, racing boats (including short-handed and one-designs), and inshore sailors alike.

The unique Hood-designed Vektron sailcloth incorporates Vectran fill yarns giving performance comparable to laminates but with superior durability and a longer lifespan.

For more than 70 years, Hood Sailmakers has been rightly renowned for performance, with a signature quality of finish second to none.