Meade Breese Sailmakers | Rock Hall MD | Chesapeake Bay | Maryland sailmakers

Traditional Hand-Finished Sails

Customized for Your Kind of Sailing

Understanding Our Craft

My boating experience began in 1961, when I built a small daysailer; through repairing sails, as well as an involvement with hot air balloons, I learned the skills of the sailmaker's craft.

In 1984 my wife, Cheryl, and I finished a bare hull, 31-foot gaff-rigged boat and lived aboard until 1991. We continue to cruise the East Coast and Chesapeake Bay form Rock Hall, Maryland, where we began a sailmaking and canvas business in 1995.

Now operating from a newly-built loft just outside the town of Rock Hall, we and our small staff of experienced sailmakers focus on producing custom sails for cruising sailboats form 14 to 50 feet.

Recent projects include a main, jib and genoa for a Pearson 424; a main and genoa for a Gozzard 44; a main for a Cape Dory 18; a main for a quick step 24; and a main and genoa for an Island Packet 380.

Custom Sails Made to Order

Main and Mizzen Sails

Standard sails include:
  • Crosscut design
  • Triple stitching on all the panel seams,
    Heavy corner and reef patches
  • Hydraulically pressed rings, alloy headboards, regular leech battens
  • Webbing reinforcement corner rings
  • Leather chafe guard
  • webbed-on mast and boom hardware
  • Leech lines, draft stripes and tell tales

Cruising Spinnakers

  • Tri-radial design with horizontal center panels
  • High quality ripstop nylon fabric
  • All seams folded with triple-step zig-zag stitching
  • Reinforced radial corner patches

Genoa's and Jibs

  • Crosscut design of top quality Dacron
  • All seams triple stitched
  • Heavy corner patches, webbing, leather reinforced corner rings
  • Leech and foot lines
  • Draft stripes and telltales

Storm Sails

  • Storm jib for winds above 35 + knots
  • Storm tri sail replaces main to bring the center of effort closer to the deck in extreme weather conditions.

There are many options available which we will be happy to discuss with you as we design your sail.