Blue Diamond, a Northshore 38 whilst racing was unfortunate enough to have lost her mast and both sails damaged beyond repair about 18 months ago. Having utilised Luke of Bravo sails over the years for sail repairs and modifications I had no hesitation to seek his assistance in repairs.
Luke and the Bravo sails team were incredible from start to finish, arranging the new mast and transportation (in one piece and not cut and sleeved), new standing and running rigging and not to mention the carbon no 1 and main sail which are truly exceptional. Any teething problems were also quickly sorted. I am currently having a number 3 made also as I am so pleased with his work. Highly recommended, thanks Mal Denton.
Shortly after purchasing Arriba I started upgrading all of her sails to those made by Bravo Sails and I haven’t looked back since. Arriba is a cruising catamaran, but I like to sail her hard and fast, and I count on my Bravo Sails to perform well in all conditions. Luke’s attention to detail and service is truly excellent.
You can follow Arriba’s journey and tales here; Arriba blog
We recently replaced the worn out bimini and dodger on our Compass 29’ with a camel tone coloured canvas which left the old blue sail cover spoiling the effect. We contacted Luke from ‘Bravo Sails’ to request a quote. He arrived the same afternoon, we agreed on a fair price and it was made and fitted the next day. Amazing service. We also ordered a ‘tent’ to cover the boom and dodger, plus new Lazy Jacks. Luke was very helpful and assisted us in planning a suitable cover to complement the rest of the canvas. We were amazed that the whole job was completed in a couple of days. Luke’s workmanship is next to none and the price was quite reasonable. Our little yacht is now looking very smart. We highly recommend Bravo Sails to anyone looking for sails and covers.
Bill and Sandy Bayley
Garden Island Yacht Club
Luke Burrow was the only sail maker I spoke to who didn’t laugh when I told him I wanted tanbark sails for my old wobbly steel ketch and what’s more, he didn’t make one disparaging remark about the state of my beloved old rust bucket when he came down to measure up and provide advice.
He was happy to recut, repair and improve existing sails and the new foresail he made is beautiful, but the real measure of a sail maker is how they react when things go wrong and because of my mistakes things went wrong – not once, not twice but three times and each time Luke cheerfully fixed the problem for no extra charge.
As far as I’m concerned it’s Bravo to Bravo Sails!
St Kilda Boat Club
Alice and I are extremely happy with all the work you and Danny have done on Tramp II and for sharing your knowledge and insights with us.
35 South Marina, North Haven – currently sailing the Pacific!