September Update from Team Dolphin

September 8, 2020

After a slow start to the season we are now back on track and raring to go. Our production rate is back to normal and we are steadily working our way through a heavy order book at all of our lofts. With September’s Southampton Boat Show postponed until 2021, all the focus is now on the upcoming Boats 2020, taking place in Mayflower Park, Southampton. More details on this below.

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After the cancellation of Southampton Boat Show, British Marine have developed a smaller show which Dolphin are pleased to be attending. Based in Mayflower Park, one area of the previously larger show, Boats 2020 will take place from the 11th-20th September 2020. We will be exhibiting alongside over 60 other exhibitors and are looking forward to seeing all our customers, both old and new.

Come and chat to the team on stand B015 – next door to the RYA.

To comply with Covid-19 restrictions, tickets are limited so make sure you get yours now. We also have 50 FREE tickets exclusive for Dolphin customers, these are on a first come, first served basis and are limited to 5 per day. To claim one of our free tickets follow the link below and use our unique code DOL1.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Place Your Order NOW!

As the sailing season draws to a close, the sailmaking season starts to rev up! The winter is our busiest time for new sail and cover orders, with January to April being almost full to capacity with orders going out. So, if you’re thinking about a new sail or cover, get your order in now to ensure it is ready in time for Spring! Not sure what sail or cover you might need? Have a look at our recent projects below, or get in touch with one of the team.


Recent Cover Projects

Some of our recent cover projects include two Discovery 57s, a Moody 31, a Moody 42, several Oyster 565s and an Oyster 745. We’ve made stackpacks, awnings, sprayhoods, pedestal covers, wheel covers and a whole range of small bag projects too! Take a look at our social media for regular updates including photos of our current and previous cover projects.


Summer Sail Projects

This summer we have been working closely with Oyster Yachts on the latest Oyster 565’s sails. You may recognise the spinnaker below from our April newsletter, when we shared some photos of the amazing paintwork completed by Ocean Art.


Dolphin Sponsors the Landsail Tyres J-Cup

Taking place from the 3rd-5th September, we are pleased to hear that the Landsail Tyres J-Cup will be going ahead this year! After a vastly disrupted race calendar this season, it is great to see people getting out on the water and racing.

As before, Dolphin have sponsored the event with our in-house embroidered holdall bags. We are loving the yellow logo on our navy pockets and we hope all the winners do too! If you want one of our great holdalls for yourself and don’t fancy your chances of winning then these are available to buy online, or give us a call to place your order.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the competitors fair winds and calm seas – a very good luck to all!



Our Hamble Loft Continues to Grow!

After a busy Spring, our Hamble loft recruited Sam to help them through the busy summer season and beyond! Sam has fitted in well with Oli and Paul, our Hamble team, and you will often see him out and about patterning or fitting covers in South Coast marinas.


Online Chat

If you’ve got an enquiry don’t forget you can chat with us live on our website!


Shop Online

And you can also shop online — take a look at our range of Dolphin items, all of which can also be made to measure and personalised with our in-house embroidery machine.


Winter Servicing & Repairs

As autumn starts to arrive it’s time to think about servicing your sails and covers over the winter season. We can wash, thoroughly check over and repair all your sails and covers – we even offer FREE storage once they are done until the season starts! Washing starts at £30 and is calculated on the item’s weight and number of washes needed.

Did you know that some insurance companies don’t cover your boat if sails and covers are left on over the winter? It’s worth checking the small print and if you’re not covered, just bring them to us for a winter wash and storage.


We hope you’ve managed to enjoy at least some of this year’s sailing season and are able to make the most of the remaining few weeks of summer! In the meantime, we shall look forward to seeing you at Boats 2020…


All the best to you and yours,

from the Dolphin team