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'There is only one standard of work in this loft AND that is the very best.'

T.W.Ratsey 1833

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RATSEY AND LAPTHORN -

SAILMAKERS BASED IN THE HEART OF THE SOLENT

 

We are a historic sailmakers located in the Isle of Wight specialising in Racing, Cruising and Classic sails.

The history of Ratsey & Lapthorn is synonymous with that of yachting. The firm's first sail loft preceded the establishment of recreational yachting and for over two hundred and twenty years the world's leading yachts have set the firm's canvas. From its origins in Cowes and early involvement with the Royal Yacht Squadron, the firm grew to establish lofts on the British mainland and in the USA.

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