New challenge for 2017?

Dolphin Sails – Dolphin Covers Palma – Dolphin Tensile Awnings – Sailkote Plus

Need a new job?? Dolphin are always keen to hear from candidates that would like to work in the marine industry and who can demonstrate a eye for detail, a desire to offer excellent customer service and would like to be part of a growing organisation.

With production facilities and offices in Harwich, West Mersea, Hamble and Palma de Mallorca we can offer a diverse range of opportunities.

If you would like to develop a skill for life then please submit your CV and a covering letter to Jon Sturmer

Currently we would be keen to hear from junior and experienced sail and cover makers.

Southampton Boat Show

The 2016 Southampton Boat Show is underway and the weather is looking good for the weekend so why not pop along and see the hundreds of boats on view and visit our stand to have a chat about your requirements for 2017.

Dolphin Sails are on stand F076

Sails & Covers. Essex, Hamble and Palma

Sails & Covers. Essex, Hamble and Palma

Titchmarsh Roadshow

Titchmarsh Marina Roadshow – Saturday 13th August

Dolphin Sails will be hosting a mini roadshow at Titchmarsh Marina this Saturday. Members of the team will be on site between 10am and 3pm. Look out for the roadshow trailer in the main car park

Come along for chat about sails or covers. If you would like us to pop on to the pontoons to look at your boat please call 01255 243366 to book an appointment.

Also open will be Foundry Reach Chandlery and Westwater Yacht Sales

METS – The Marine Trade Show

Dolphin Tensile Awnings are very pleased to say that they will be exhibiting for the first time at METS. Based in Amsterdam, METS is the largest trade show of its kind in the world.

Based in the Superyacht Hall (Stand 10.520), Dolphin Tensile Awnings will be exhibiting the stylishly designed awnings for marine use.

Created using specialist form finding software to evolve stable structures that require minimum infrastructure Dolphin Tensile Awnings can offer an easy solution to create shade.

To see how the unique shapes are created please click here for the video:

Awnings with Distinction




For full details contact:

Matthew Vincent – Chief Designer –  0044(0)1255243366

Jon Sturmer – Sales Manager –  0044(0)1206384412

Foxs Marina & Oyster Yachts Boat Show

Dolphin Sails will be exhibiting at the Foxs Marina & Oyster Yachts boat show from Friday 13th May until Sunday 15th. The event is open from 10am to 4pm daily.

Based at Foxs Marina, Ipswich members of the Dolphin cover and sails team will be on hand to discuss any enquiries. Come along and see our display models, fabric samples or book a time for a member of the team to pop down into the marina to chat on board your boat.

There is a large selection of pre-owned Oysters to view, the new Beneteau 35, lots of brokerage boats currently listed with Foxs Yacht Sales and Hardy Marine. Also the very well stocked Foxs Chandlery and Country Store will be worth a visit.

For full details please contact Jon or Paul on 01255 243366

Also exhibiting will be East Anglian Sea School, F-Ribs, Raymarine, Ocean Safety and Z-Spars

Home Page Featured Covers

Advanced design technology along with traditional patterning skills allow for the creation of the perfect sprayhood, cockpit enclosure, stackpack for use during the season and a winter cover for when the boat is laid up during the winter months.

Home Page Featured Sails

Thinking of replacing your yacht sails? Dolphin can advise on the perfect genoa, mainsail or cruising chute to suit you’re cruising or racing yacht.

Sun Awning – Just the job!

Feedback from our customers is always welcomed, especially regarding our unique Tensile Awnings. An Oyster 72 that is currently based in the Caribbean has just sent this photo and comment.

Feedback from our customers is always welcomed, especially regarding our unique Tensile Awnings. An Oyster 72 that is currently based in the Caribbean has just sent this photo and comment.

“Thought you might like to see the tensile boom awning in use, boss is loving having it here in the Caribbean and it’s only taking 5-10mins to put up now we have all the lines marked.”

WeatherMax80 Tensile Awning
WeatherMax80 Tensile Awning








Starting in front of the sprayhood, the awning comes aft to cover the companion way and cockpit area creating a perfectly shaded area for the owners and their guest to relax in. In addition to helping keep the cockpit cool the awning helps to reduce the temperature below decks as well, this has the benefit of not having to run the aircon so often reducing noise and maintenance.

The sprayhood and tensile awning are both made using WeatherMax80. The fabulous clarity of vision through the sprayhood is due to the Strataglass laminated window material.

To discuss how Dolphin can help with your awnings and covers please contact:

Jon Sturmer or Paul Gray on 00 44(0)1255 243366 or


Winter Servicing

One less job for the winter…. let Dolphin wash and service your existing sails and covers.
Its nearly the end of 2015 and with this brings a close to the sailing season for many customers. To help with the longevity of your sails and covers it is best to remove them from the boat during this coming period. Sails and covers that are left on during this cold, wet and damp period are more prone to dirt and may even start to suffer from mould and mildew, inturn leaving unsightly marks which are hard to remove. Did you also know that some insurance policy’s insist that all sails are removed from the rig whilst the boat is laid up ashore.

Start on a clean tack for 2016 !!

Let us wash, service and store your sails until the 2016 season, we have many drop of points in the UK on the East and South Coast, as well as a new service loft in Palma, Majorca.

East Coast – Drop off points from Woodbridge through to The Medway (including Ipswich, Tollesbury, Walton, Fambridge, Bradwell, Burnham, Benfleet, Chatham and Gillingham)
South Coast – Solent plus collections outside this area can be arrange
Spain – Palma, Majorca
email : tel: 01206 384412

With these localised drop off points we can hopefully ease the collection and delivery of your sails and covers for you. If you contact us now to make arrangements then at least this is one job removed from the boat maintenance list !!

Winter care South-01

Cover Maker – Vacancy

Due to our current rate of expansion we are now seeking to employ a new Cover Maker/Template Maker in our Harwich Cover loft. If you are enthusiastic person and have a GOOD level of Sailing knowledge, please do get in touch with us, we may well have a career waiting for you…….

Candidates must have a UK / European driving license.
Candidates will be required to undertake travel in the UK and internationally (mainly Palma de Majorca)

Please send CV’s and covering letters to Paul Gray

Sun Awning
Arcona 430 – Tensile Awning
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379
Folding Sprayhood Grab Handle
Folding Sprayhood Grab Handle