Cruising Sails

Ryan Cruising Sails success is based on our expert consultation and outstanding personalised service.

Many yachtsmen under estimate the thought process and research needed to design and manufacture effective cruising sails. Cruising sails present a demanding design challenge that require the most sophisticated solutions.

Cruising sails must be rugged, reliable, and easy to maintain. They must work in all wind and sea conditions with a minimum of effort. They should put you in control of your boat, helping to contain heel and minimise helm.

Above all, they should help you sail your boat with ease, so you are free to enjoy the sheer pleasure of cruising to destinations both near and far.  Ryan Sails’ builds the very best cruising yacht sails possible with every detail of the design and construction process produced to the highest standard.

With more than 35 years in continuous sail development Ryan Sails ensure consistency and quality in every aspect of sail assembly so you can be assured of ‘bullet proof ‘sail performance, satisfaction and pride of ownership, that can only come with custom crafted cruising sails.

Just as important is the high level of expertise and support still provided by David Ryan. We provide the cruising sailor something no other large loft or sail maker does: the same level of attention to detail, technology, engineering expertise, and service, which most sail lofts provide only to their racing clients.

buizen 48 cruising with Ryan Sails

At Ryan Sails every client is treated with a high level of detailed service and respect that your investment deserves, including.

Expert consultation – To guide you through choices of sail cloth and materials, hardware, sizing and supply.

Detailed, on-boat measurement – To ensure a perfect, custom fit.

Design collaboration – your involvement throughout the complete process, so you know what you are getting and why.

Sail Installation and Instruction – To fit, help you fine-tune, and instruct you in the use and care of your new Ryan Sails.

Warranty – We stand by every sail we make, our return to base policy will rectify any design or construction faults. Our reputation over many decades is based on our ability to keep your sails performing in the long term.

If you would like to know more about Ryan Sails or arrange an appointment regarding sails for your yacht contact:

or call Phyllida Rixon on 0412 938 869