Coastal cruising, racing, IRC, sportsboat, or blue water voyaging – Batt Sails will make great sails for your boat.
Batt Sails have a wealth of knowledge acquired over many years at the forefront of sailmaking. Every Batt sail is designed, cut and made at our Bosham sail loft offering service, value and attention to detail that are second to none.
Mainsails can have conventional short battens or be fully battened. With short battens the top batten is typically full-width for better sail shape and control. Almost without exception Dacron mainsails and headsails are cross-cut, to make best use of the fabric’s structural weave.
A popular and cost-effective upgrade is to one of the ‘hybrid’ woven fabrics, encorporateing a matrix of vectran or dyneema yarns within a dacron weave.
Laminate sailcloth, including cruising laminates, is warp-strong and requires a radial construction. The exception is multi-axial laminates made specifically for cross-cut designs.
Radial-laminated reinforcement at corners and reefs spread loads efficiently into the body of the sail.
All sails have leech lines and where appropriate, a foot line. Mainsail leech lines cleat at each reef.
Mainsails have leech telltails, headsails have luff telltails.
Furling genoas have reef markers. Foam luff and UV leech/foot protection are quoted separately.
Fully-battened mainsails are typically supplied fitted with appropriate luff batten boxes. Batten cars and / or links can be quoted at extra cost.
Non-standard hardware, including specialist head boards, headsail clew boards, luff detail, etc. are quoted on a case-by-case basis.
Full-width battens are typically ‘BlueStreak’ vinylester for consistency and reliability.
Threadline membrane sails
Our Threadline Membrane Technology aligns dedicated load-bearing threads with known and calculated load paths.
Panel elements are designed and constructed uniquely for each sail. They are bonded at the sail loft for complete control of shape and quality.
We select from a comprehensive range of high-tech fibres to create an advanced, light-weight, high-performance sail structure. These include Carbon Fibre, Kevlar, Technora and Pentex.
These range from classic All-Purpose spinnakers and asymmetric Cruising Chutes through to the Code Zero and other more specialised downwind sails.