92 years of Sailmaking. Fine Products - Quality First.
Nylet - Model sailmakers to the world ~ THE professional Master Sailmakers.
Sails made by Special Commission for Collectors & Museums.
Makers of model yacht sails to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
Quick guide to ordering please scroll down. To contact us, click right link on top bar.
During these times we would like to reassure our customers that we are still able to provide an uninterrupted mail order service.



NYLET - International Master sailmakers - THE professional model sailmakers since 1932. Using technological advances in materials coupled with innovation, expertise and tradition during more than 90 years to bring you the very finest model sails. Plenty of photos of our sails rigged, scattered over our website (scroll down for the yellow clickable buttons).
The longest established professional model sailmakers in the world ~ fine quality model yacht sails, perfect cut and finish ~ quality first; world-wide mail order since 1958.
Comprehensive sailmaking service, any size sails made to your drawing/sizes. Read more about sailcloth types available in "news".
A yacht's sails are its 'engine', so fit the best, don't settle for less. Improve the handling and responsiveness of your yacht with our renowned "wind catching" sails.
For price list (600 items) see link/button below. For listings of other available sail designs then click on '150 sails list' below.
To make an order/enquiry - phone or email us and we will be pleased to help (click on the 'contact' link on top bar).
If the sails for your own yacht doesn't appear on our '150 sails' list (or our price list) then you must enclose sail dimensions for us be able to quote you - a dimensioned sketch is even better!
For detailed information on racing sails and "Heritage" sewn sails click on the next yellow button under this message.
Second yellow button down for our "Vintage" style cotton sails, as we manufactured in the 1930's.
Information/quick guide on ordering IOM/racing sails, standard sails & replacement kit sails please scroll down.
Makers of model sails to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Read about Nylet racing sails/replacement kit sails/Heritage Dacron sails, in more detail

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Read about Nylet 'Vintage' cotton sails in detail

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PRODUCT & PRICE LIST (600 items)


The "150 sails" List

150 sails


NYLET sails, racing, cruising, Heritage, Vintage - choose your style.


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Nylet sails - fit the best, don't settle for less. 92 years of sailmaking.

At Nylet we don't just 'make' sails, we create sails, we breathe life into the sailcloth in order that they might be shaped by the wind.
Fine racing sails made for the IOM (One Metre class); we also make "replacement" sails for Chinese and many other yachts including the Seawind, Victoria, Fairwind, Voyager II etc. And lets not forget Vic Smeed's long running STARLET which must rate high among popular 36 inch yachts and worthy of the title a "Classic of its Time" - and of course we have made sails for this yacht for decades! See section F4 in price list (other sails in the "150 sails" list). All sails are cut and sewn to customers order whether its for a special to your sizes/design or for standard suits. All are fitted with standard finger corners and colours to your choice, other trim options are available.

How to order sails from the price/product list.
1. Select the suit you wish to order by part number.
2. Select the sailcloth/material.
3. Choose type of mainsail luff; i.e. cord (or tabs), eyelets, luff hooks, or wire (if you don't specify then the default is a row of single eyelets down the luff).
4. Stipulate the colour required for corner patches and if you require 'fine' fingers, at extra cost. In the absence of your choice of colour we will fit standard white corners.
5. Please tell us how you wish to pay.
6. Phone or email your order (click the 'contact' page); card details should NOT be emailed, please phone us the details.
A tip - double check your order and give us ALL the information we require at the time. Altering or adding requirements later or not mentioning anything at the time of placing your order can lead to errors or omissions. It is up to the customer to ensure we have all we need to know ideally on a drawing or our order form or template. If we have quoted you at some point prior then you must tell us and make reference to it and quote our reference if there is one.
For prices please click yellow button (scroll up).
If the sails you want to order aren't in our "150 sails" list or the price list then we will need sizes or plan/drawing to quote you. Unsure, then phone us to chat, always happy to help.
Making non-Bermudan sails; its possible we may require paper templates.
All our sailcloths are A1 quality, we do not purchase cheaper seconds materials.

We are here to help, firming up your precise requirements can be quicker to speak on the phone and so a phone number as well as your email address is useful. If in doubt then phone us.

We price all sails as complete suits. They are sometimes wrongly referred to as "sets". In nautical parlance the sails on any yacht are termed a "suit" whether that comprises 2, 3 or 4 sails (or more) for a yacht or a working sailing boat or a Navy ship (of the line) such as HMS Victory where any number of sails are employed, they all comprise a sail "suit".

Please note that any paper sail templates or plans sent to us to use for cutting/making will be deemed to be dispensible (unless advised otherwise) and finally disposed of at some point after use. Please draw ALL TEMPLATES PORT SIDE UP and mark them thus. Also name each edge - luff, leech, and foot (and mark 'head' on a gaff sail). This is very important as you will realise, especially on a four-sided sail; in that way mistakes are obviated. See our page on making templates, there are sail drawings which can be filled in and sent to us for a price.
In some cases customer will insist on providing verbal instructions/dimensions rather than a dimensioned sail drawing or at least en email; they do so on the understanding that we will not be held responsible for any errors made or misunderstandings.

This is just one of some 35 pages on our website.

Makers of model sails to The National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
NYLET ~ Fine products ~ Finely finished handmade sails in A1 quality sailcloths and materials ~ Quality First ~ 92 years.
J.Parsons & Son ~ F.Parsons ~ Nylet. 1832 ~ 5 generations ~ 192 years of manufacturing.
Master Sailmakers and Contractors to the Admiralty 1932-1966.
Silk Mercers, established in High Holborn, London 1772 ~ 252 years of working with fine cloths ~ 8 generations.

1620. Clockmakers, Goldsmiths. 404 years of Artisans and tradition.

An example of our very early 18th century work is held in the British Museum, London.

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  • Nylet. Using skills handed down over 6 generations and 252 years we take pride in our work.

  • You may be assured we use the finest materials we make sails for modern racing yachts, cruising yachts and also vintage timber yachts.

  • Let us have a drawing or plan, or templates so we can give you a price.

  • Entirely made in the finest cotton cloth, sails for museums and private collectors.

  • The world-wide service, mail order since 1958.


  • Stunning sails, so well shaped and crafted and have rigged very well on my IOM. Yesterday the best results I have ever had since June when I bought the IOM. Three second places, and some praise from other club members one of which came over at the end to see what make of sails they are. Thank you for great sails that look superb.

  • The Victoria sails arrived this morning. As usual they are absolutely superb. Thank you so much.

    Ian, Northampton.
  • The sails for my Dragon Force came today; a great product and excellent service - can't wait to try them this weekend.

    Bob, W.Midlands
  • Sails received with thanks. You are a true craftsman.

    John, Glasgow
  • The IOM sails arrived and absolutely fantastic, really pleased and more than happy to recommend your workmanship.

    Lee, Berkshire
  • The Voyager sails arrived in perfect condition and look beautiful. Thank you very much for the nice work!

    Patrick, Belgium
  • Just to let you know that the new IOM sails work very well, thank you. I had 2x1st, 2x2nds,2x3rds, and 1 fourth. So I came first overall after 7 races.

    Bob, Surrey
  • I just wanted to say a really big thank you for the lovely suit of (Dacron Heritage sewn) sails you have made for my vintage 4 foot model J Class sloop. I have put the sails on the spars and they look superb! They are beautifully made as I expected them to be, but in all fairness it is actually better than I had even hoped for.

    John, Preston
  • The Canterbury J sails have arrived in perfect condition thank you very much. Very pleased with the excellent quality you have produced.

    Gordon, UAE
  • Just a few lines to thank you very much for the phone call and the excellent delivery, I received the sails just a few hours after your call. As for the sails, with just a few dimensions on a sketch you have produced a set of racing sails that go far beyond excellent, they are so much more than I expected, I just hope I can complete my yacht to the same standard. Thank you very much.

    Bob, Berkshire.
  • Thank you so very much for the wonderful suit of sails, the stitching is just perfect, you are a professional (my wife commented on your work, she is a sewing machinist!). Thank you again, I am over the moon.

    John, Kent.
  • I can confirm the sails and bag arrived safely yesterday. I am very pleased with them and must say you provide an excellent service. I will certainly come back to you for more parts and wholeheartedly recommend you to other model enthusiasts.

    John, Sussex.
  • The (Seawind) sails have arrived, the only thing I can say is - WOW. What a difference compared with the standard sails.

    Andre, The Netherlands.
  • At last I can thank you for the excellent suit of sails that you made for my Marblehead. She was launched yesterday and sailed beautifully - the sails set a treat and looked terrific. Your efforts are much appreciated.

    Ian, Dorset.
  • Hi Frank, just to let you know the sails arrived in perfect condition, they are a great job.

    Donal, Ireland.
  • Really thanks again for your great products and service!

    KW, Hong Kong
  • I had various recommendations of who to get sails from but the other day I saw a yacht with your sails and it just shone out, the shape looked beautiful, so I decided there and then to contact you.

    Gordon, Sussex.
  • Thank you Frank, first class service, sails arived safely this morning.

    John, Staffordshire.
  • A big thank you for the sails you made, they were for a model I am restoring and they look great, just right for this model. I really appreciate your personal touch in contacting me by phone to discuss my order. I will send you some pictures of the completed model when it is finished and would be happy for you to use any in promotion of your business.

  • Sails (for Katie) arrived today - they look great, much appreciated.

    Andy, Lancs.
  • Having recently replaced the sails on my Voyager with Nylet items and experienced the jaw dropping improvement in performance, you are my first port of call for my latest project.

  • I am very, very pleased with the new (One Metre) sails you supplied. Setup was very easy and the boat handles far better than before.

  • Thank you Frank, the new sails arrived this morning and what a great tribute to your craftsmanship they are. Cannot wait to fit them and head off to the wide blue yonder. Thanks once again for your immaculate work.

  • The Star Baby sails are a super job and the best I have seen, I am very pleased with them, well done.


more customer comments

  • Just received my glorious suit! Magnificent! The tablings..... marvellous!!!... the stitching lines, the overall shape, every detail, all very beautiful indeed! I can't tell you how delighted I am. You must understand, the wind has always held a magical place in my heart and the thin membrane with which we apply our feeble human attempts to have it do our way over an equally mysterious sea..... alchemy indeed. I hold this suit in my hands and it all comes alive again. It occurred to me as I relished your suit the day later that one of the things I really appreciated, was that in your masterly execution, despite many years of hard learned science, though perhaps exactly because of them, you approached the design not with a mindless machine but more the inquiring instrument. You took onboard where I'd too easily lined the impossible and wasn't having any of it, discovering a way to play your sound, practical requirements for the well-made, proper sail whilst accommodating the draw perfectly. The narrow tablings, the nicely snug but slidable foot sleeves, even seeing to better sized eyelets where they would best serve tacks and clews. You sir, are a Wizard of Dacron. Thank you for your brilliant work, I raise a glass to you Sir,

    Roger, U.S.A.
  • Absolutely magnificent (cotton) sails, the guys at the Club were amazed at the quality!

    Bernard, Suffolk.
  • Hello Frank, the sails were waiting for me when I returned from a week away. They are in perfect condition and look superb, just like sails previously made by you. Thanks for putting them through with the others, what super service!

    Jeff, Staffs.
  • Enjoying the new Seawind sails. Far more competitive than the stock sails. You are a star.

    Allan, South Africa.
  • I've never won anything before with my IOM yacht but with your sails newly fitted I won the series of races. An excellent job, marvellous, thank you.

    Paul, Essex.
  • Many thanks, sails arrived OK, great job.

    Ted, Cambridgeshire.
  • Sails arrived this morning, superb as usual, thanks again.

    Ian, Nottingham.
  • Sails came yesterday, great suit, can't wait to fit them probably over Easter. The KINGSWINFORD boat members highly recommend you for your sailmaking. Great, thanks again.

    Bob, W.Midlands.
  • I received my sails today....PERFECT...arrives safely. Perfect fit and I look forward to sailing with the new sails!!!!!! THANKS,

    from Kjell, Norway.
  • Just to let you know the sails arrived this morning safe and sound. I must thank you for such a magnificent job, they really do look the part, excellent. I just hope I can do justice to them with the rest of the boat. Many thanks again for a grand job.

    Chris, Somerset.
  • The sail suit arrived a few days ago, and am delighted with the result. Its a real treat, in this day and age, to find something beautifully hand crafted by a true artisan.

    Danny, I.O.Man.
  • Many thanks for the excellent sails.

    Jonathan, Yorkshire.
  • Received the sails, many thanks - as usual, quality better than expected!

    Maurice, Lincs.
  • Thank you for the Fairwind sails which arrived on Thursday, they are quite simply a work of art. Also thanks for your prompt and friendly service.

    Peter, Kent.
  • The sails are wonderful, they fit like a glove! Thank you.

    Mark, Surrey.
  • My sails arrived today. I am very pleased, they are exactly right, so neat, I just can't stop looking at them.

  • The sails arrived in good order and fitted this afternoon, looking good, super quality. Will be ordering again.

  • Sails arrived safely this morning, I will send some photos after we have sailed Sirius with the new suit. Thanks very much for a prompt and efficient service.

  • Hi Frank, am pleased to say the sails arrived in perfect condition earlier today. Thank you so much for the superb service.

    Alan, Lancs.
  • If the (IOM) sails go as fast as they look, will be superb, thank you.

    Stephen, Huntingdon.
  • Hi Frank, The One Metre sails are looking great.

  • Starlet sails received and rigged - looking great.

  • Hi Frank thanks for another great job (sails).

  • I have now restored my 36 inch model yacht to the point where it is sailing again. Thanks to you and the VMYG for advice and Frank Parsons of Nylet for the sails and other bits and pieces. It would not have been possible without you!