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Exe Sails and Covers

Sailmaker, Sail Repairs and Marine Canvas Work in Topsham, Exeter, Devon. Exe Sails have over 50 years experience in the Marine Industry and our Veteran Sailmaker Chris Scanes has been making sails for over 40 years. We can manufacture sails for all boats including Yacht racing and cruising sails as well as Dinghy racing and cruising sails.

Christopher scanes is also the UK’s most experienced Junk Rig sailmaker.

Our sails are made in house from start to finish and not imported. We have a dedicated Canvas department who specialise in bespoke canvas work from spray hoods, tonneau covers, dodgers and cockpit enclosures to winter covers, Biminis’s, shop awnings, sail shades and anything else you can think of. In House, we manufacture a wide range of recycled sailcloth and canvas accessories ranging from bean bags and kit bags to banners, curtains and screens.

We can turn your old sails into a new product, they make perfect gifts. We also supply top quality dinghy covers for all forms of sailing dinghy from optimists to F18’s and everything in between. We pride ourselves on our service and the relationships we have with our customers, providing after sales assistance, information and helpful tips to make your boat go faster and your sails last longer. 

Our services include:
  • New Sails
  • One Design Sails
  • Servicing & Repair
  • Washing of Sails & Canvas
  • Sprayhoods & Enclosures
  • Dodgers
  • Cockpit & Flybridge Covers
  • Upholstery
  • Bespoke Canvas Work
  • Sailcloth Bags & Accessories
  • Canvas Bags
  • *NEW* Dinghy Chandlery
  • Shade Sails & Awnings
  • Bimini's
  • Sail Covers & Stack Packs
  • Dinghy Covers
  • Local collection from sailing clubs/marinas.
Our services don't stop at the marine industry, we manufacture a wide range of products from awnings for local shops to search and rescue equipment, canvas roofs, outdoor spaces and whatever else our customers dream up. 


Unit 1, Topsham Units,
Dart Business Park, Topsham

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