North Sails is the global market leader in sails and spars, with strong recurring revenues from the sail replacement cycle and an expansive portfolio of patents.

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Connecticut, USA
Fund II
In portfolio

North Sails is the world leader in sailmaking, focused on providing innovative, high performance products such most notably 3Di, the sail of choice on the majority of America’s Cup, Grand Prix, ocean race boats and Superyachts. North Sails also produces and distributes branded sportswear throughout Europe and Asia through its partnership network of over 700 chain and independent stores, as well as through proprietary and franchise retail stores across Europe.

The Group also includes Southern Spars, the world leader in composite spars, rigging and marine components, EdgeWater Boats, a line of high performance outboard sport boats and North Thin Ply Technology, a developer of thin ply carbon pre-preg for non-marine markets such as aerospace.