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About Sailspar

Passionate about Marine Metal Fabrication

Established in 1968 by Reg White and Douglas Beech, Sailspar has a long history in the marine sector and are we are well known for their expertise in metal fabrication. David Beech has worked at Sailspar for over 40 years and has been Managing Director for the last 20. Olympic casualty of 1980 (remember those cancelled Games?) David has years of experience, can see his way round most problems and is a gold mine of information. Backed up with a skilled team of professionals, all with years of experience, Sailspar are well placed to ensure that even the most challenging project is completed with precision and accuracy.

News from Sailspar

Sailspar are involved with the Energising Harwich Project -  "Passport to Work" across the Haven Gateway low carbon supply chain and have recently had someone for a couple of weeks from the Project on Work Experience.

We continue to be very busy with CTruk Boats new build windfarm vessels fabrication work and we understand that another SWATH is imminent.  CTruk Military and Security Division have just lauched THOR (Twin Hulled Offshore Raider) which is another very exciting design, designed to fulfill a number of military roles.

Valued employees Jim and John have semi-retired and now only work 3 days a week.   Consequently we have taken on John Dines full time and Daryn as an Apprentice.  Both are proving to be an asset to our Team.  Our workforce average age has now reduced considerably!

Paul and Rachel Chandler have set sail in "Lynn Rival"  and we would like to thank them for using  our headsail roller reefing system and Scott Boomlock 2.  . 

We offer a wide range of items including small catamaran parts, continuous line headsail roller reefing systems, Scott Boomlock,  s/s fuel tanks, sprayhood frames, winch pads, sheaves, complete yacht mast and workboat fabrications.

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Customer comments and feedback

As Director of Engineering for CTruk Boats Limited I have had a close working relationship with Sailspar and their team. They have supported us throughout the build of our 29 workboats and have been considered a core element in our build process. They have been helpful and interactive with design, purchasing and production and, when the situation demands, have manufactured from rough sketches and have even assisted in design and product refinement. They have been competitive in pricing and delivery and are willing to go the extra mile when required. J

Just to tell you that the reefing system installed in February on Kithros III is working very well. We are both very pleased with it having now used it a few times including in quite heavy weather. Many thanks and best wishes, S

I have received the winch pad which has been finished to a very high standard. Thanks for your help. J

I just want to thank you all for the great job you did on replacing the furling gear on Maid of Tesa. When a firm such as yours takes as much trouble to get the whole system working as you took over my problem, I can only say that you rate the highest praise. Thanks, again to David and Simon, and the back-up team , best regards, RW

Thank you very much indeed for the very prompt manufacture of the sailspar reefing system. With the order placed on Friday and your completion on Tuesday, I am very impressed with the work of your whole team. Once again, many thanks. Kind regards, SE

Not long back from Spain where we fitted our new headsail furler and can I say I am absolutely delighted with the product and the service provided by your company, I would recommend you to anybody looking to purchase a new furling system. AS

Thank you so much for sorting my telephone enquiry with you so quickly. Honestly is so refreshing to do business with a company that values customer service so much. So thank you once again. Regards AH.

[Re Boom end:] Many thanks, the fitting is a beautiful piece of work. Please pass on my compliments to the fabricator. ML

Fitted the rollers last week Friday evening at 10.30 in the evening you can see how light it was still, and it works like a charm. Thanks to you and David once again. J

Yes the system has been very good indeed, surprised we don’t see more of them! KM

At last, and after a long layup, I was able to get out and enjoy the boat and the weather. The roller reefing was fantastic! So much better than the big name stuff. And David did a fantastic job fitting it up at Tidemill. And thank you again for the gear - it really is brilliant! So glad I chose Sailspar. JS

It is a considerable relief to have the gear working correctly once more....  This is excellent after sales service and I shall ensure that folk here in West Mersea know how quickly you dealt with this for me  MP

Just to let you know that the fitting of the new mast heel went very well and is much admired by all in the marina where the boat is now stationed.  Thanks again for a job very well done! BK

In June 2012, my Westerly Seahawk suffered a dismasting. The damage was extensive, and required a completely new mast, running rigging and peripheral equipment. Sailspar's quotation for undertaking the work was prompt and competitive. As I had heard good things of them, I asked them to carry out the repairs. Sailspar fully justified their reputation. Penny Beech is efficient and helpful, and I was made aware of everything as it happened. David Beech was exemplary. He came on more than one occasion to check out the boat, and, as a result, not only were the mast and rigging of excellent quality, everything that I asked for was done, David came to step the mast, and did a really first class job, in foul weather conditions. All in all, I thoroughly recommend Sailspar, for the quality of the product, their friendliness and the efficiency of the "team". Thank you, David and Penny.  JC

Just a quick note to let you know that the mast fitted fine and that we went sailing on Sunday.  Could you pass on my thanks to all involved at Sailspar for a most professional and prompt service.  JN

I just want to thank David, Penny and the team for a great response to a very short notice request to modify a 12 metre mast, and make it suitable for my Woods Gypsy catamaran.

The logistics of getting the mast ready and shipped out to Holland were quite tricky, but thanks to the professionalism of the people at Sailspars, everything got done, with time to spare.  Mike A

Yes the mast is stepped and all is well. We had our first sail and race of the season last Saturday, t he EAORA Pattison Cup in which we won our class. The mast is performing very well, I've some minor tuning to do but it's behaving as it should without any negative bending. All the electrics on the mast work fine, had to put a toggle in the forestay as it was about 60mm short (strange because it was the original stay?) but no problem. I'd like to say thank you to Sail Spar for an excellent service & 1st class product. BF

Thanks for excellent service... it arrived yesterday John

Just to keep you informed the mast is fine.  We competed in GYC Meridian Trophy and won our class.  Have been doing trials with Talulah and getting hull speed + on a broad reach which is the best point of sailing for us no probs with mast or sail in about a force 5 with all sail up.  Cheers FS

Many thanks for your prompt and friendly service - as always!  AR

I will thank you for the good service, and wish you all the best. v.d S Netherlands

My research had already given me the impression that Sailspar in general are a good firm to deal with,  having a reputation for good after-sales service. This prompt and generous gesture along with your 'can-do' attitude and helpful response when I asked for advice about the options to repair my damaged RRG,  confirms that this reputation is richly deserved.  JJ

I have now fitted the bow roller and it looks really good.
Your engineering is first class, the welding which I would have thought the most difficult part of it, really is of the highest standard.  It is surely also difficult, to do all the work to the polished stainless steel, without scratching or marking it.  GL

Fitted the gantry last weekend.  it was a perfect fit and very solid, what more could I ask for? PW

The fitting arrived yesterday - a lovely job as usual - my thanks ML

Just a quick note to thank you all for a job well done.  I will certainly be recommending you for efforts and expertise.  IS

Many thanks for your time and your expertise. I am impressed! Most of the Ships Chandlers around here couldn't match what you have done in one phone call, if you gave them a week to do it. You certainly seem to know your stuff. Life always seems to smack your arse when you get things wrong, but no medals for getting it right. There you go, you got it right." JH

I must tell that we are very happy with the system and it performs flawless. Of course we interest others and have handed out some brochures along the time...This time I got a request by a person who dropped a note in our boat RO The Netherlands

I must say I am very impressed with the amount of effort you have put into dealing with my enquiry, which must be trifling when compared with the other work you do. It certainly won't be forgotten whenever I need to buy new spars JT

Thank you Penny for the further information and the kind attention and technical advice received yesterday about the excellent gear.  First class honours all round  TF

Many thanks for excellent service  BC

I had a Scott Boomlock 2 on my last yacht.  It is an absolutely splendid product and as and when I have a boat in the future it will be the first thing I fit  TS

Many thanks for your excellent service.  It was a pleasure doing business with you, cheers  AW

New mast is very good, am very pleased with it.  I will always put a good word in for you guys where I can.... RG

The Boomlock arrived today as expected (Melbourne).  It is indeed a superbly crafted and designed piece of equipment. ...... best wishes and many thanks for your excellend customer service  DL

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