Since opening its doors on City Island, NY, in 1946 as Ulmer Sails, UK Sailmakers has been servicing sailors in the New York area and Long Island Sound with innovative new sail technology, tailored new sail purchasing advice, and a level of service that earned the company the highest customer ratings. UK Sailmakers has grown into one of the world’s most established sailmaking groups with nearly 50 lofts and service centers worldwide. That number got event bigger in August when UK Sailmakers|New York opened a new sales and service loft in Warwick, RI. As such, the regional lofts are changing their names to UK Sailmakers|Northeast.



Constantine Baris, a Long Island businessman and sailor who bought UK Sailmakers|New York in January of 2018 said, “Our New York area business has been quite well despite the delayed opening of the 2020 sailing season, but we recognized a need to provide better service to our existing customers in New England, and to the underserved eastern side of Narragansett Bay. By opening our Warwick loft, we can help meet the needs of sailors from Rhode Island to Maine.”

The new loft is located adjacent to the major Warwick marinas at 3890 Post Road. Operating the new loft are Mike Colaruso and Ryan Zupon, both seasoned sailors.

UK Sailmakers|Northeast continues to provide well-designed, fast, and durable sails from the grand prix Titanium® sails, to club racing and performance cruising X-Drive® sails to durable, price-performing Dacron sails, as well as a full range of racing and cruising spinnakers. For more information on the new UK Sailmakers|Northeast, visit or call 888-uksailmakers to speak with a representative. ■

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