I cannot praise Sailcraft enough. Over the past year, the yard has consistently provided the services, expertise, advice and craftsmanship in the repair and improvement of my Cape Dory. Having work done by the wood, metal fabrication, rigging, and fiberglass shops, I am most happy to recommend Sailcraft. The yard welcomes do-it-yourselfers, and the staff are highly knowledgeable, responsive, and always willing to help. Sailcraft is my yard of choice in Oriental.
– J. Gessner, s/v Emma.
We have moored our boat in Oriental for about 5 years and have used Sailcraft for most of that time. From bottom painting to engine repairs to rudder repairs to tank replacement. The work has been excellent. Daryl is an outstanding mechanic, and Alan is an upstanding, trustworthy yard boss.
– Tom Richardson, Oriental, NC
The crew here can do just about anything you need done. I was impressed with their professionalism. They are very friendly to boot. This is a place that cruisers might come to if they need some work done or if they just want a spot off the beaten path. You can walk to town.
– Tod Engelskirchen, Saint Michaels, MD
The Sailcraft crew has been great to work with and I recommend them without any reservations. They pulled and stored my boat last spring on short notice, taking care of all the details for me. When I returned this fall, they provided excellent quality work and valuable support for the projects I did myself. Their pricing is fair and the work and service is friendly, timely, and professional. Thanks Alan and staff!
– Captain Cutwork, Fairbanks, Alaska
We recently stopped at Sailcraft in Oriental and couldn’t have been happier. Alan and his team were superb! From the help we received from the girls in the office, to the individual talents demonstrated on the job they did on our keel….we were very pleased. Their travel lift is equipped to handle larger sailboats where some of the other boatyards cannot. We were on the hard for 2 weeks….and were well looked after. Alan kept us informed every step of the way as to what was happening next. He is a fabulous project manager with a strong team :) He is not the owner who just sits in his office…he is very professional, organized and involved in steps along the way.
– Dwayne Sadler, Toronto, Canada
I was here for over a year doing a major refit and was very happy overall. The best of both worlds in having a DIY yard that also has a full team of solid tradesmen on-site.
– Captain Kieffer, New Bern, NC