A long standing reputation …

Our principle remains the same today promising to support our customers with first class service


Penrose Sailmakers was established in 1825 by Mr Penrose to service the many sailing ships that called into Falmouth. Although the traditional packet ships no longer call into Falmouth, Penrose Sailmakers still occupies its place on the quayside and is the last loft to do so.

This means that we are able to offer a water-bourne collection service or you can bring your yacht alongside Church Street car park next to the loft.

Now owned and run by hands-on partners Robbie Tregear and Gavin Watson, our team includes people who are all keen boat users and experienced sailors ranging from Firefly’s to Falmouth working boats to IRC yachts, competing in National and World championships as well as local racing and cruising. This gives us an excellent grasp of what our clients are looking for in the different sails that we produce.

Apart from experience afloat, our team has in the region of 100 years of combined sailmaking experience. This means that when you contact Penrose Sailmakers you will be speaking to a sailmaker rather than a salesman, who will take a close interest in your project from start to finish ensuring that your expectations are exceeded. We believe it is our experience and attention to detail in all aspects of our work that separates us from the rest.