About Us

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 SLO Sail and Canvas is a small band of sailing enthusiasts. As a group we are dedicated to providing high-quality, hand-made products, built in our San Luis Obispo, California loft, with materials manufactured in the USA. We realize that great, American-made products must also be competitively priced. We don’t think you can beat our quality or our price no matter where you shop (or cyber-shop).

Whether you sail for pleasure or competition, we specialize in building new custom sails for your particular boat. Our expert sailmaker has years of sailing experience to craft a custom sail just for you. For precision, your sail is first computer designed via a specialized sailmaking program, cut on our large textile CNC plotter cutter, then hand assembled and sewn by our expert staff. We are more than happy to build you a new sail, jib, or spinnaker custom fit to your particular boat and sailing type. Give us a call for more information.

Our shop has 4,500 square feet of space for large sewing projects and we have 6 in-floor sewing machines mounted in our varnished hardwood floor.  We are serious about good manufacturing.

 
Contact Information:
Phone:(805) 479-6122
Fax:(805) 547-1604
 
Mailing Address (For US Postal Service):
SLO Sail and Canvas
P.O. Box 12831
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
 
Loft Location (For shipping LTL, UPS and FedEx):
SLO Sail and Canvas
645 Tank Farm Rd. Suite G
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
We are 1/4 mile west of Broad St. on Tank Farm Road. We are behind Tile Co.
 
 

 Profile of SLO Sail and Canvas

 

Karl

  • The President of SLO Sail and Canvas, INC. 
  • Fluent in French
  • Currently racing Holder 20's and Tasar's

 

Andrew

  • Assists with Sail and product design
  • Finished his Masters in Aerospace Engineering at Cal Poly
  • Races Lido 14's and on an Express 27
  • Owns a Capri 14, two Lasers with Marrie

 

Marrie

  • Cuts and sews most of the boat covers
  • Cal Poly Grad 2007 (minor in Geology and Anthropology!)
  • Races on an Express 27
  • Owns a Capri 14.2, two Lasers with Andrew

 

Cary 

  • Sews the majority of the production trampolines
  • Assists with new and custom trampoline design
  • Oversees trampoline production
  • Has a magnificent beard

 

Philippe 

  • Oversees custom project production
  • Tackles many of the custom projects that come in

  

Maren

  • Heads boat cover production
  • UCSB Anthropology grad 2009 
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