NYLET. THE QUICK GUIDE TO SYNTHETIC SAILS & MAKING YOUR ORDER.
88 Years of Fine Products - Quality First.
Nylet - Model sailmakers to the world ~ THE professional Master Sailmakers.
Makers of model yacht sails to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
Quick guide to ordering please scroll down. To contact us, click right link on top bar.
During these extraordinary times we would like to reassure our customers that we are still able to provide an uninterrupted service. We would also like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude and thanks to all our customers. Stay safe and well.

 

 

NYLET - Master sailmakers - THE professional model sailmakers since 1932. Using technological advances in materials coupled with innovation, expertise and tradition over nearly 90 years to bring you the very finest model sails. Plenty of photos of our sails rigged, scattered over our website (scroll down for the yellow clickable button).
The longest established professional model sailmakers in the world ~ fine quality model yacht sails, perfect cut and finish ~ quality first; world-wide mail order since 1958.
Comprehensive sailmaking service, any size sails made to your drawing/sizes. Read more about sailcloth types available in "news".
A yacht's sails are its 'engine', so fit the best, don't settle for less. Speed up your yacht with our renowned "wind catching" sails.
For price list (600 items) see link/button below. For listings of other available sail designs then click on '150 sails list' below.
To make an order/enquiry - phone or email us and we will be pleased to help (click on the 'contact' link on top bar).
If the sails for your own yacht doesn't appear on our '150 sails' list (or our price list) then you must enclose sail dimensions for us be able to quote you - a dimensioned sketch is even better!
For detailed information on racing sails and "Heritage" sewn sails click on the next yellow button under this message.
Information/quick guide on ordering IOM/racing sails, standard sails & replacement kit sails please scroll down.
Makers of model sails to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
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Read about Nylet racing sails/replacement kit sails/Heritage Dacron sails, in more detail

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Read about Nylet 'Vintage' cotton sails in detail

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"How to" - submitting sail sizes

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PRODUCT & PRICE LIST (600 items)

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The "150 sails" List

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NYLET sails, racing, cruising, Heritage, Vintage - choose your style.

 

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nylet sails - fit the best, don't settle for less.
THE QUICK GUIDE TO NYLET SAILS & AND HOW TO ORDER

At Nylet we don't just 'make' sails, we create sails, we breathe life into the sailcloth in order that they might be shaped by the wind.
Fine racing sails made for the IOM (One Metre class); we also make "replacement" sails for Chinese and many other yachts including the Seawind, Victoria, Fairwind, Voyager II etc. And lets not forget Vic Smeed's long running STARLET which must rate high among popular 36 inch yachts and worthy of the title a "Classic of its Time" - and of course we have made sails for this yacht for decades! See section F4 in price list (more sails in the "150 sails" list). All sails are cut and sewn to customers order whether its for specials to your sizes/design or for standard suits fitted with trim/corner colours to your choice.

How to order sails from the price/product list.
1. Select the suit you wish to order by part number.
2. Select the sailcloth/material.
3. Choose type of mainsail luff; i.e. cord (or tabs), eyelets, luff hooks, or wire (if you don't specify then the default is a row of single luff eyelets).
4. Stipulate the colour required for corner patches and if you require 'fine' fingers, at extra cost. Standard fingers are fitted if you don't stipulate "fine". In the absence of your choice of colour we will fit standard white corners.
5. Please tell us how you wish to pay.
6. Phone or email your order (click the 'contact' page); card details should NOT be emailed, please phone us.
A tip - double check your order and give us all the information we require initially, altering or adding requirements later will delay finalising your order and can lead to errors. Any amendment or alteration or additional information must be submitted/repeated with ALL information in one place, on one drawing, or one template.
For prices please click yellow button (scroll up).
If the sails you want to order aren't in our "150 sails" list or the price list then we will need sizes or plan/drawing to quote you. For making its possible we may require paper templates, depending upon fixing the exact shape, especially so with gaff sails.

We are here to help and if we are having difficulty in firming up your requirements it is quicker to speak on the phone and so a phone number as well as your email address is useful, it speeds things on. If in doubt then phone us.

We price all sails as complete suits. They are sometimes wrongly referred to as "sets". In nautical parlance the sails on any yacht are termed a "suit" whether that comprises 2, 3 or 4 sails (or more) for a yacht or a working sailing boat or a man o war such as HMS Victory where a dozen or more sails are employed.

Please note that any paper sail templates or plans sent to us to use for cutting/making will be deemed to be dispensible (unless advised otherwise) and finally disposed of after use. Please draw ALL TEMPLATES PORT SIDE UP and mark them thus. Also name each edge - luff, leech, and foot (and mark 'head' on a gaff sail). This is very important as you will realise, especially on a four-sided sail; in that way mistakes are obviated.
Care of your new Nylet sails. I can do no better than quote Terence North in his book "Yacht Sails", which dated 1938. "Most experienced yachtsmen know that a new suit of sails may easily be ruined and rendered almost useless by a few minutes carelessness. When a new sail leaves the loft it should be perfect and it is then up to the owner himself, or his skipper, to make sure it remains so".

This is just one of some 35 pages on our website.

NYLET ~ Fine Products ~ Quality First ~ 88 Years.
J.Parsons ~ F.Parsons ~ Nylet 1834-2020 ~ 5 generations ~ 188 years of manufacturing.

MAKING FINE SAILS

  • Using skills handed down over 6 generations and nearly 250 years we take pride in our work.

  • Using the finest materials we make sails for modern racing yachts, cruising yachts and also vintage timber yachts.

  • We make any sails to customers plan, drawing, or templates.

  • Sails made for sailing and display/museums in the finest cotton cloth.

  • World-wide mail order since 1958.

CUSTOMER COMMENTs

  • The Victoria sails arrived this morning. As usual they are absolutely superb. Thank you so much.

    Ian, Northampton.
  • The sails for my Dragon Force came today; a great product and excellent service - can't wait to try them this weekend.

    Bob, W.Midlands
  • Sails received with thanks. You are a true craftsman.

    Glasgow
  • The IOM sails arrived and absolutely fantastic, really pleased and more than happy to recommend your workmanship.

    Lee, Berkshire
  • The Voyager sails arrived in perfect condition and look beautiful. Thank you very much for the nice work!

    Patrick, Belgium
  • Just to let you know that the new IOM sails work very well, thank you. I had 2x1st, 2x2nds,2x3rds, and 1 fourth. So I came first overall after 7 races.

    Bob, Surrey
  • I just wanted to say a really big thank you for the lovely suit of (Dacron Heritage sewn) sails you have made for my vintage 4 foot model J Class sloop. I have put the sails on the spars and they look superb! They are beautifully made as I expected them to be, but in all fairness it is actually better than I had even hoped for.

    John, Preston
  • The Canterbury J sails have arrived in perfect condition thank you very much. Very pleased with the excellent quality you have produced.

    Gordon, UAE
  • Just a few lines to thank you very much for the phone call and the excellent delivery, I received the sails just a few hours after your call. As for the sails, with just a few dimensions on a sketch you have produced a set of racing sails that go far beyond excellent, they are so much more than I expected, I just hope I can complete my yacht to the same standard. Thank you very much.

    Bob, Berkshire.
  • Thank you so very much for the wonderful suit of sails, the stitching is just perfect, you are a professional (my wife commented on your work, she is a sewing machinist!). Thank you again, I am over the moon.

    John, Kent.
  • I can confirm the sails and bag arrived safely yesterday. I am very pleased with them and must say you provide an excellent service. I will certainly come back to you for more parts and wholeheartedly recommend you to other model enthusiasts.

    John, Sussex.
  • The (Seawind) sails have arrived, the only thing I can say is - WOW. What a difference compared with the standard sails.

    Andrť, The Netherlands.
  • At last I can thank you for the excellent suit of sails that you made for my Marblehead. She was launched yesterday and sailed beautifully - the sails set a treat and looked terrific. Your efforts are much appreciated.

    Ian, Dorset.
  • Hi Frank, just to let you know the sails arrived in perfect condition, they are a great job.

    Donal, Ireland.
  • Really thanks again for your great products and service!

    KW, Hong Kong
  • I had various recommendations of who to get sails from but the other day I saw a yacht with your sails and it just shone out, the shape looked beautiful, so I decided there and then to contact you.

    Gordon, Sussex.

more customer comments

  • Just received my glorious suit! Magnificent! The tablings..... marvellous!!!... the stitching lines, the overall shape, every detail, all very beautiful indeed! I can't tell you how delighted I am. You must understand, the wind has always held a magical place in my heart and the thin membrane with which we apply our feeble human attempts to have it do our way over an equally mysterious sea..... alchemy indeed. I hold this suit in my hands and it all comes alive again.. It occurred to me as I relished your suit the day later that one of the things I really appreciated, was that in your masterly execution, despite many years of hard learned science though perhaps exactly because of them, you approached the design not with a mindless machine but more the inquiring instrument. You took onboard where I'd too easily lined the impossible and wasn't having any of it, discovering a way to play your sound, practical requirements for the well-made, proper sail whilst accommodating the draw perfectly. The narrow tablings, the nicely snug but slidable foot sleeves, even seeing to better sized eyelets where they would best serve tacks and clews. You sir, are a Wizard of Dacron. Thank you for your brilliant work, I raise a glass to you Sir,

    Roger, U.S.A.
  • Absolutely magnificent (cotton) sails, the guys at the Club were amazed at the quality!

    Bernard, Suffolk.
  • Hello Frank, the sails were waiting for me when I returned from a week away. They are in perfect condition and look superb, just like sails previously made by you. Thanks for putting them through with the others, what super service!

    Jeff, Staffs.
  • Enjoying the new Seawind sails. Far more competitive than the stock sails. You are a star.

    Allan, South Africa.
  • I've never won anything before with my IOM yacht but with your sails newly fitted I won the series of races. An excellent job, marvellous, thank you.

    Paul, Essex.
  • Many thanks, sails arrived OK, great job.

    Ted, Cambridgeshire.
  • Sails arrived this morning, superb as usual, thanks again.

    Ian, Nottingham.
  • Sails came yesterday, great suit, canít wait to fit them probably over Easter. The KINGSWINFORD boat members highly recommend you for your sailmaking. Great, thanks again.

    Bob, W.Midlands.
  • I received my sails today....PERFECT...arrives safely. Perfect fit and I look forward to sailing with the new sails!!!!!! THANKS,

    from Kjell, Norway.
  • Just to let you know the sails arrived this morning safe and sound. I must thank you for such a magnificent job, they really do look the part, excellent. I just hope I can do justice to them with the rest of the boat. Many thanks again for a grand job.

    Chris, Somerset.
  • The sail suit arrived a few days ago, and Iím delighted with the result. Itís a real treat, in this day and age, to find something beautifully hand crafted by a true artisan.

    Danny, I.O.Man.
  • Received the sails, many thanks - as usual, quality better than expected!

    Maurice, Lincs.
  • Thank you for the Fairwind sails which arrived on Thursday, they are quite simply a work of art. Also thanks for your prompt and friendly service.

    Peter, Kent.