'Classic Sails'

Throughout my life I have been fortunate to have worked in an environment that I love.

Sailmaking and classic yachting have given me the opportunity to meet and work with leading shipwrights and riggers whose skills can only be admired.

Our seafaring and sailmaking family's passion for 'correct' yachts has long been instilled in my everyday thinking. Attention to the smallest detail is, in my mind, what sets apart traditional sails from production sails.

Nothing for me is more satisfying than to watch the sleek lines of a thoroughbred traditional yacht, heeling to the breeze, powered by her authentically cut and finished sails.

Hemp rope, Stockholm tar, rat-tails, hand-sewn brass rings, mitre cuts and tongue reinforcing - terminology of a bygone era brought to life again by Nalder Sails.

The skill displayed in the beauty of today's classic yacht restoration is matched by the quality and attention to detail of every authentic sail crafted by the sailmakers at Nalder Sails.

Bud Nalder

  • Traditional sailmaking by Nalder Sails

    Traditional sailmaking by Nalder Sails

  • Yachts and personalities from the European Classic circuit

    Yachts and personalities from the European Classic circuit