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Re: In Search of Custom Sailmaker

Evolution is a great worldwide loft that makes sails at each of their lofts. Their Easton, MD loft is very busy and makes a mix of racing and cruising sails on site (they have an enormous laminating table, larger than a tennis court). We had our mainsail built there with great results, had the genoa recut also with great results.

IMO, with respect to "Made in the US", I focus on the cloth manufacturer and not necessarily the loft. The reality is that the loft will employ 2 or 3 in building a sail in a relatively low technology environment (laminates excepted) while a cloth manufacturer will employ many more in a more sophisticated workplace.

With that said,

Contender - European manufacture
Challenger/Bainbridge - US manufacture
Dimension - US, German, Australia manufacture
North - US company, manufacturing locations unknown

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