North Sails LOFT NEWS


Annapolis Loft Manager Jonathan Bartlett Talks New Offers & New Looks

North Sails has been a fixture at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis MD for well over 40 years. And for 2019, visitors to one of the most popular boat shows in North America (October 10-14) will be able to come and meet the team of experts from the world’s leading sailmaker in a brand new space at booth Dock-F1. Visitors will be able to discover how North Sails has the technology, products and global loft network to match any needs, whether for One Design Classes, racing or cruising. And for cruisers particularly, seeking a game-changing sail, they will be able to take advantage of the special Annapolis boat show promotion on 3Di NORDAC or NPL Tour.

In an Annapolis boat show exclusive, North Sails are offering a special promotion: any customer who buys a 3Di Nordac or NLP Tour main and headsail together will receive a free G1 gennaker as a bonus sail. 3Di NORDAC is a revolutionary cruising sail made of 100% polyester fiber. Tailored for small to medium sized cruising boats, 3Di NORDAC transforms polyester fiber into seamless, one-piece sails that are uniquely strong, marrying the shape holding technology of 3Di with the toughness and affordability of polyester sails. 

Commenting on their presence as one of the longest exhibitors at the show, Jonathan Bartlett who is site Manager of the  North Sails loft in Annapolis, said, “We are very excited to unveil our sleek new customer space at the Annapolis Boat Show. We are still at our usual location on the floating docks, which is always popular, but we have a bigger and brighter space to welcome anyone who wants to discuss our range of products, technology and service solutions. The Annapolis Show is one of our busiest events of the year, with up to five North experts working the booth at any point throughout the day and we leave the show with a number of leads and sails sold . We have a really experienced team working in our Annapolis loft, from both our sales and service sides – and it is our people that really make a difference for our clients so the chance to meet with them here at the Show is a great opportunity.”   

JB concluded, “3Di NORDAC has been a revolutionary product which has been hugely popular at the show for the last couple of years, so we’re delighted to be able to have this special offer here on our flagship cruising product. Alongside 3Di NORDAC, our range of cross-cut Dacron sails are also ideally suited to meet the cruising needs of any size of boat. We expect to see strong interest in the latest NPL SPORT Xi and 3Di RAW 360 from our racing clientele here in Annapolis. And finally, there are a lot of offshore One Design keel boats on the water in the Chesapeake Bay region and we are confident we can offer these owners the best products available in the market.” 

Key representatives from North Sails at the show include Allan Terhune, Will Keyworth, Austin Powers, Scott Allan, Ron LaNeve, and Certified Service Manager Ridgely Mackenzie.

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