Welcome to Paul Newell Sails! We are a small family company making sails and unique sailcloth products in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. Wherever possible we recycle sailcloth but, when unavailable, we use new sailcloth of the highest quality. We design and sew all of our products in our sail loft and we offer our clients the opportunity to personalise many of the robust sailing bags and accessories.
Our imaginative and colourful designs are hand decorated and inspired by our nautical heritage and seaside life. Using exactly the same skills and techniques we use to make our sails, each product is individual and made to last.
Paul has had over 40 years experience sail making on the island. An accomplished sailor who sailed as Robin Knox-Johnson's sail-maker in the second Whitbread Round-the-World yacht race. He continues to sail and race today with his family. He works with his wife, Vanessa, an accomplished designer, who has an MA in Industrial Ceramic Design and has worked for Wedgwood and Queensberry Hunt Design in London.
We are responsible for all the designs in sailcloth and they all are by experienced sailmakers who have many years experience in making sails. Our products are built to last, and we want you to have many years of service from them.