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About Sailrite

Sailrite is a second-generation family business owned by Matt & Hallie Grant and a full-stock online retailer of fabrics, tools, kits and videos including our flagship product, the Sailrite Ultrafeed® Sewing Machines.

Sailrite began in 1969 as a source of instruction and materials for amateur sailmakers. The entire concept of amateur sailmaking was new, but Sailrite founders Jim & Connie Grant pursued the idea with passion. After several years, Sailrite started to expand into canvas kits for dodgers, biminis, sail covers and more as sailors’ do-it-yourself spirit expanded beyond sails and into other projects for their boats.

As our business grew, our passion for DIY lead us to expand even more. Knowing that a love for DIY isn’t limited to just your boats, Sailrite added stylish, high quality fabrics for the home. We now provide you high quality materials to create both on and off the water.

We believe that anyone can be a do-it-yourselfer, and we’ve always been committed to providing excellent how-to videos and instructions to accompany our supplies, free of charge.

At Sailrite, we seek to help you learn more, spend less and do-it-yourself!



Matthew M. Grant
Vice President
Hallie Grant
President