Success At Our Hamble Loft

Our Hamble based loft has now been up and running for 6 months and oh what a busy time that has been! From day one Oli and Paul hit the ground running with boats to pattern, sails to fix and even a couple of caravan/trailer covers to make.

Winch hats, fender blocks and J70 overall covers have all been manufactured in-house at the loft, with larger items going back to the Harwich or West Mersea lofts to be made. It couldn’t work better with the Hamble team creating patterns and sending all necessary info back to our Essex lofts – a truly symbiotic relationship.

Photo above: fender block

Photo above: J70 cover

As well as new items, Oli has been rushed off her feet doing last minute repairs to enable our customers to go sailing! From putting a quick patch on a cover to fixing a ripped sail that’s bigger than the loft itself, she has been inundated with projects and always gets them done in time for the customer’s sailing trip. Great job Oli!!

Photo above: inside the loft

Having been based on the South Coast for 6 years Paul has found that the Hamble loft is a great hub of activity and he’s pleased to be flying the flag for Dolphin with a proper service loft. Previously he worked out of a van and everything was sent back to our Essex lofts to be worked on. The introduction of our Hamble loft has improved our turn around time for South Coast projects hugely. It’s great knowing we can be of help to fellow sailors and Paul is always on hand to offer great advice too!

Over the last 6 months, we’ve had lots of customers popping in as they pass through Hamble Point Marina: enquiring about new cover or sail projects; bringing items in for winter washing and servicing; or just stopping for a chat! It’s been great meeting all those customers and both Oli and Paul are looking forward to the many more they will work with.

We’d like to thank all our customers, old and new for supporting Dolphin, not only in our Hamble loft, but also Harwich, West Mersea and Palma de Mallorca. Without you we wouldn’t be the business we are today!


If you’re based on the South Coast and want to discuss a potential project with one of the team, give Paul a call or drop him an email.  |  07801 907458

Photo above: where to find us


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

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