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Work plan2019-09-04T10:25:58+00:00


The handling of vintage boat sails is a very complex endeavour, requiring special care on the owner’s or skipper’s as well as on the sailmaker’s part.
With this in mind, at Zaoli we have developed a working procedure that is suitable even to meet the needs of the yachts that are most challenging to manage.
Here is how we organized our working procedure:

Step 1: Strategic analysis of sails2019-09-04T09:04:18+00:00

At this stage, we will analyse the sails in detail in order to provide in-depth advice on your real needs.
In this phase we aim at understanding what goals you have in mind (performance, safety, and why not, aesthetic too) and to analyse the present state of your sails so as to identify:

  • The sails that need just a simple retouch
  • The sails that need an inspection
  • The sails that need to be redone
Step 2: Sail plan analysis2019-09-04T09:16:30+00:00

Depending on your goals, in addition to the sails, we will also analyse the yacht, rigging and equipment in order to advise on any possible innovation or alteration in the sail plan for better performance.

This analysis is the outcome of a proprietary process that resulted from many years of experience in both racing and sailmaking worlds. This is one of the key points of our working method.

At the end of this phase you will receive a report, basing on which we will then discuss the subsequent maintenance and work plan.

The main purpose of the first two steps is to advise you as thoroughly and impartially as possible about the assistance to be performed on your sails in order to achieve your goals.

Step 3: Design2019-09-04T09:18:06+00:00

Our expert team will design the sails according to the work plan, and at the end of this phase we will send you a copy for your records, in order to keep you updated about the progress of the works and to enable you to start viewing how the yacht will look like.

Step 4: Working2019-09-04T09:20:35+00:00

Once the design phase has been completed, our team will start the relevant work, to be completed within the agreed delivery date.

During this phase you will always be welcome at our premises, even just to have a look at the work in progress. You can always find us (along with your sails, that will be sewn by us up to the last centimeter) at our sail loft.

Please keep in mind that you can always find us here, and never will have to deal with the red tape and processes of a big company. We run a craft business where you will always be welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching us working on your sails.

Step 5: Delivery of sails2019-09-10T12:00:15+00:00

Within the agreed time frame we will deliver your sails after ensuring that everything has been done to perfection.

Although it is a very rare occurrence, please note that any imperfection will be instantly fixed, in order to have your sails immediately available.

Please keep in mind that our sails come with a warranty. Once you are sailing with them, should you ever notice any small difference from what was agreed during analysis and projecting, we will always give a quick reply to your requests and – needless to say – all expenses for these interventions will be on us.

Step 6: Optimization2019-09-04T09:37:25+00:00

As mentioned above, we always approach our job both as sailors and as sailmakers, so we will always be glad to advise you on adjustments, alterations and optimisation, to help you get the most out of our sails.

What to do now?2019-09-04T09:39:23+00:00

Please get in touch with us for a free Strategic Analysis of your sails! We will be happy to get acquainted with you and your yacht, and to figure out how we can help you make her more performant.

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