Sailing Related Equipment

"Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or threee, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail."

- Henry David Thoreau Walden in the Chapter "Where I lived"

Here are some sites with sailing related equipment. There are so many sites, this is but a sampling.

Resources for Traditional Stuff

Claessons Trätjära AB
Supplies maritime culture historic and traditional authentic material for ship construction and building preservation including tar, linseed oil, oakum, hemp rope, wooden blocks and many other items.

Classic Marine
They supply and make equipment for traditional and classic yachts.

Hartmann Martime Art & Design
Figurehead makers.

Martin Jeffery
Martin Jeffery is a maritime woodcarver specializing in figureheads for ships and yachts, creating both replicas of traditional designs and modern ones.

New England Traditional Boat
A blockmaker and chandlery on Mount Desert Island, Maine, specializing in high quality traditional Lignum Vitae & bronze blocks.

Germany's supplier for traditional ships.

Tri-Coastal Marine
This company was established for the restoration and preservation of historic ships starting with the restoration of the 1877 iron bark Elissa.

TradiSail was born in 1999 as a project for maintenance and operation of old sailing ships as well as reviving the craft of traditional seamanship. See also, TradShip.

Vintage Marine Sales Literature

Wooden Boat Fittings


Orfebreria Nautica
Jewelry and sculptures with nautical motifs. Argentina.

A Very Limited Sampling of Sites for More Modern Stuff

Sailing Boat Fittings

Brion Toss Yacht Riggers

Navigation (mostly celestial) equipment.

C-MAP/USA Home Page
C-MAP's Electronic Charting Center(tm).

Hall Spars

IMP Marine
Produces Half Hull Models and Half Hull Model Kits of popular sailing dinghy and yacht classes.

Landfall Navigation
Navigation and safety equipment.

Peter Kennedy Yacht Services
Marine Electrical Systems.

Weems & Plath®
Traditional marine navigation instruments and authentic seaworthy gifts of distinction.
Bainbridge International's site.

Banks Sails

Doyle Sailmakers

Gary Martin Sails
Sails for multihulls. Austrailia.

Goacher Sails

Halsey Lidgard Sailmakers

Haarstick Sailmakers, Inc.

Hogin Sails
Alameda, Ca.

John Eggers Inc., Sailmaker
New Jersey.

Linthicum Sailmakers Inc.
Somerdale, NJ.

Mack Sails

MacDiarmid Sails
New South Wales, Australia and Yokohama, Japan.

Neil Pryde Sails

North Sails One Design
And also North Sails New Jersey.

Pinnell and Bax Sails

Schurr Sails
Pensacola, FL

Shore Sails

The Smyth Team
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, specializing in sails and carbon masts for multihulls.

Sobstad Sailmakers

UK Sailmakers

Interesting article in the "News" section.

Z Sails, Inc.

Ockam Instruments
Includes excerpts from Ockam U.

Performance Yacht Systems
High performance sailing gear.

SAIL Magazine's Sailboat Buyers Guide
Guide to currently marketed sailboats, gear, and equipment in the U.S.

Speedtech Instruments
Offers a line of micro-electronic instruments.

Scanmar International
Makers of the MONITOR Wind Vane self-steering gear for sailboats.

West Marine
Catalog sales of boating things.

Sail Magazine's Sailboat Buyers Guide
Guide to currently marketed sailboats, gear and equipment.

I'm always open to adding resources to my list, so if you know of other items, give me a holler:

Form last updated: Sat Jan 1, 2005

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