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Winter Newsletter 2015


So the end of the year has arrived and all of us at Dart Sails and Covers would like to thank all of our customers for their support in 2015 and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

2015 has been a fantastic year for Dart Sails, it seems amazing but it has been one year now since Dominic and Sean took over the reigns and we have blown even our most optimistic expectations out of the water. This is down to the amazing support we have received by the staff especially Jamie and Simon but most importantly to our customers who have offered nothing but support and kind words. We appreciate it very much and thank you all.

We will be working between Christmas and New Year should you need us  but it is time to relax and party; so we hope Christmas brings you all a little Joy and thanks to you all for making 2015 such a wonderful year for Dart Sails and Covers

image005In our last news letter we announced that Dart Sails had ordered a brand new Long Arm sewing machine and here it is! This state of the art pneumatic machine is a Solent long-arm SKZ-I Offshore and has been sunk into our floor, this and a remarkable capacity under the arm of the machine, means Dart Sails are now capable of working on the very largest sails and awnings. Our new machine is the only machine in our area with a unique ‘Intelli Tension system’ which is an electro-pneumatic device using position signals from the motor to release the thread tension at programed positions in the individual stitch cycle; allowing greater tension to be applied to the tread improving tension and stitch appearance as well as performance. It has an extra heavy duty puller feed system with counter roller, aiding working with extra heavy sails. This remarkable machine can sew straight, traditional zig-zag and 3-step stitches making it the most versatile sewing machine in the industry. If it can be sewn – Dart Sails can now sew it!

image008Off course most of what we do is sails or covers for boats but we also design and manufacture architectural awnings and screens etc for both internal and external use. So if you are decorating the house this winter and fancy a nautical theme with sailcloth staircase screens or planning sunshades in the garden, why not see if we can help.









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Beat the Spring Queue
image011So enjoy Christmas every one but just a thought – if you have not image013thought about your boat yet and have sails or covers for cleaning or repairs or even want new goods please don’t leave it to the Spring – we are flat out at the moment and the backlog only gets bigger as the spring looms nearer. We are currently working to 12 weeks for new canvas and 6-7 weeks for new sails at the moment and this will only get bigger as the Spring looms.

Do you have our correct Email address?
image015We have found some customers trying to contact us on an old and sadly now defunct email address. If you have as your email address for Dart Sails and Covers I am afraid that this will not be getting through (so sorry to anyone using that – we have not deliberately ignored you) – please use or you can contact Dominic directly on or Sean directly on  sorry for any confusion or inconvenience caused.

Recent Projects completed

image016 image018Sweden 42 Fully Battened Mainsail in Dimension-Polyant GPL Carbon ‘Lite skin’ for offshore racing




image020 image022Left an AP spinnaker for a Swan 55 Ketch made from Contender Nylite for offshore racing and cruising

Right New canvas stacker cover and twin sprayhoods for Swan 391


image024 image026Beneteau 57 In mast reefing mainsail in Challenge 11.77oz Marblehead premium Dacron for offshore cruising.

Please call us on 01803 839196 for general enquiries but you can always call us out of hours on our mobiles
For any queries or collections in the Dart / Kingswear / Torbay area call Sean on 07717 500726
For any queries or collections in the Totnes / Plymouth / Saltash areas call Dominic on 07773 909206

Collection and delivery points
We are also proud to announce that sails and covers can be delivered or collected from the newly appointed collection and delivery points
Brixham – Bayside Marine 01803 856771
Galmpton – Pettersen Rigging 01803 843322

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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