Calibre Sails Limited


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160c Lower Dent St, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
Whangarei 1740
(New Zealand)
Phone: 0064 9 5758570
Fax: -
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm *
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm *
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm *
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm *
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm *
Saturday: Open 24hrs
Sunday: Open 24hrs
+ Holiday Hours
* Times denoted in (GMT +12:00) Auckland, Wellington, Fiji, Kamchatka

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Calibre Sails makes high quality sails for both the racer and the cruiser. We also do sail repair at our newly expanded loft.
Calibre Sails owner David Parr has been building sails and canvas products here in New Zealand and around the world for a very long time. He began his career at Hood Sails in 1975 and has been involved in every Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race since then. He has participated in five America’s Cup campaigns, working in a dual capacity as sail maker and crew member. His career has taken him to England, Japan, Connecticut and back to New Zealand. David also has an impressive record of coastal and blue water cruising experiences. Even today he spends many weekends racing and sailing with local sailing clubs. Working side by side with his staff, David builds carefully crafted sails with safety, longevity and performance in mind. He works with a range of fabrics from the reliable, entry level Dacron to high end laminate fibres. Sail shapes range from the standard cross cut design to the intricate tri-radical cut. He also applies this same level of competence to all repairs and alterations. The spacious, well-organized loft at Calibre Sails measures 315 sq. meter (3,400 sq.ft.). Working in a large, well-lit space ensures that sails are properly shaped and constructed no matter the size. The loft has state-of-the-art equipment including an integrated computer and plotter design system. Finish detail work is completed using the largest commercial sewing machine available along with several others.
Calibre Sails offers free pick up and delivery and a free evaluation of your sail inventory in their loft with you present. When choosing a sailmaker, keep David in mind. He is a sail maker first and a sales person last.


Last updated on Sun, 14 Jun 2009
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